Things to Do near Abbazia di Piona

The Piona Priory or Piona Abbey, is a religious complex on the Lecco bank of Lake Como in the territory of the municipality of Colico, northern Italy. The abbey is set at the top of a small peninsula, the Olgiasca, which – like a crooked finger – points into the lake, creating an inlet. The abbey of Piona, or more…

Probably dated around the XII century. The building is located near the walls of a castle, a large complex built by the hands of Andreani. Over the centuries it has undergone several extensive restorations: the facade,…

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Three tombs belonging to the aristocratic Andreani Family located outside the Church of St Thomas of Beckett and a castle belonging to the same family. The monuments, know as "arks" are important evidence of Lombardy sculpture that were erected between 1325 and 1371. The oldest, to the right of…

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It is a private building constructed on roman foundation with an irregular square plant. The building, which has crown walls with battlements to protect the round parapet, can be dated between 1360 and 1370. It is a…

Dervio lies on a peninsula that juts out into the waters of the lake, situated at the mouth of  Valvarrone and the river Varrone. Very ancient in origin, it was an important fortified village since Roman times for its strategic position on…

A beautiful route for mountain bikers, the trails of the mountains of Lake Como, which lends itself to many variations on the theme. It starts from Dervio and climbs to Camaggiore,…

Colico is a town located at the northern part of Lake Como dominated by Mount Legnone. It is characterized by natural attractions as well as those made…

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The northern coast of the Como Lake provides best wind conditions for windsurfing. In the morning…

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KTS40 WindRevolution is a water sports activity company. We offer all levels of quality instruction in kitesurfing, windsurfing, catamarans, stand up paddle boarding, and wake boarding. We were the first operators in Lake Como of a Cable Park, which we opened in May 2014. Professionalism and love for our sport are our strengths, demonstrated in our qualified staff and in leading edge instruction that…

Photo: Lido di Colico

Located directly on the lake, Lido di Colico is surrounded by lush greenery and overlooks a large green and golden beach, lapped by a calm lake and…

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Placed on a hill overlooking the town, the castle was built in late Middle Ages to block the way to Valvarrone and it still remains a well-preserved tower, surrounded by ruins of ancient houses.…

For those wishing to experience the serenity of the Lake Como without a noisy engine, pollution or the need for a license, this may just be the thing. These battery operated boats have a…

Originating on a 13th century temple site, this 15th century church was dedicated to San Bernardino, a preacher who crossed Italy on foot preaching religious reform, social justice and…

A museum that aims to preserve and offer an account of country life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, documented by artifacts and various objects. The museum is located on two floors: the first one…

Photo: Fort Montecchio-Lusardi

Fort Montecchio-Lusardi is a military fort situated in Colico, in the province of Lecco, northern Italy. It was built between 1911 and 1914. It is the only Italian fort from World War I which has been preserved intact with its original weapons. The main function of the fort was to control…

Photo: Lario Motorsport Indoor Karting

The Lario Motorsport kartodrome is suitable for the whole family: the thrilling laps on the track on one of our karts can go along with…

Photo: Wakeboard Cable Park

Getting pulled by cable creates no waves so you can try wakeboarding or water skiing in a safe, fun and economical way. Located just minutes from the centre of Colico amid green nature. Experienced kiters, in the absence of wind can train using ollie boxes and…

It is thought the tower was built at the behest of Fontanedo Bernabo Visconti in 1357, on the defensive line of Upper Lake, but perhaps it was only enhanced an existing structure. It is located about 700 meters downstream of the village of Fontanedo, on a dominant point of the spur that descends from the north slope of Mount Legnone. It was built to protect the territory from the incursions and protect the important road of "Scalottola", now known as the…

Photo: Forte di Fuentes

Fort Fuentes is a former military fort on the hill of Montecchio or Monteggiolo near Colico, northern Italy. It was built by the Spanish governor of Milan, Don Pedro Enríquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes, to defend the northern border of the Spanish domain against…

A guided tour that tells the story of the radio that will provide insight and memories from the olden days before flat screen TVs and the Internet.

The Gorge, created by the river Pioverna, is a natural canyon where giant bowls and incredible caves have been carved out by the water over the centuries. A concrete footbridge allows visitors to admire this beauty…

The parish church of Saints Nazaro Celso with the black-white Gothic front, was built in 1348 by Giovanni Ugo di Campione and architects from the valley…

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A lovely beach with bars on the shores of Lake Como, where you can enjoy a relaxing day with confidence. Our beach has a swimming pool for those who do not like to swim in the lake, but do not want to give up the pleasure of…

A picturesque town on the eastern side of Lake Como featuring restaurants, shops, hikes and a lido beach with pool.

A beautiful route for mountain bikers, the trails of the mountains of Lake Como, which lends itself to many variations on the theme. It starts from Bellano and climbs to Vendrogno, then touching the pastures of Tedoldo,…

In 1688, a plaster relief of the Madonna of Sorrows kept in the small chapel of Lezzeno is said to have cried. And thus, in 1690 a Sanctuary was built in her honour. The work designed by Giovanni Battista Quadrio, was…

A man made pebble beach. No facilities but there is a kiosk with a terrace overlooking the lake, that serves food and beverages. Chair rental available.

Photo: Ranch el Picadero

At the beginning of the famous "branch of Lake Como" where the river Adda and Mera join to form Lake Como and where Valtellina and Valchiavenna meet, is the Ranch El Picadero. For us riding is a time to relax and have…

The upper region of Lake Como is a perfect place for cyclists featuring quiet paths away from traffic, surrounded by greenery within the nature reserve of…

Photo: Lake Como Cooking Lessons

Recipe for delicious crunchy biscuits, quick to make and suitable for any occasion! If you want to participate in a live lesson with our Chef, come to Crotto Gittana, on Como…

A small museum housing artifacts, images and posters describing the history of granite processing in Novate Mezzola. Sanfedelino. For nearly two…

Protected oasis Pian di Spagna, located between the mouths of the rivers Mera and Adda with easy trails that cross the area ideal for cycling and bird watching. This swampy area is an…

Inside the church are interesting remains of 14th century frescoes and a series of frescoes of De Magistris  of 1526. You can reach this sanctuary in about 15 minutes by foot walking up…

A fishing village at the extreme north of Lake Como, close to the Swiss border. It is surrounded by majestic mountains which create a dramatic backdrop to this picturesque area. The main activities favour outdoor…

The Parish church S. Stefano was erected in 1447 shortly after the founding of Sorico. It was rebuilt in 1703 by the architect Giorgio Giulini. From the fifteenth-century church remains the imposing bell tower (originally one of the three military towers used for the collection of tolls for the passage from one…

414 Kiting kitesurf courses are designed to make learning kitesurfing as safe and fun as possible – with no corners cut. All of our water-based teaching is done in the safety of the middle of the lake, with no obstacles and nothing but endless space to exploit as you learn. Our team can teach in English,…

The church dates from around 1614-1617. Noteworthy, are the walls from the outside, consisting of a mixed texture of stone and brick. The interior is richly decorated with frescos and sculpture.

Located up the Grigna mountain, just above the town of Varenna with views of Bellagio and Mennagio. It also affords views of all three branches of Lake Como.…

Located on the northern shores of Lake Como, this town boasts a large marina and beach set against dramatic mountains in the background. Water sports are popular here as well as hiking and bird-watching in a nearby bird sanctuary.

If you wish to fly and feel free like an eagle, soaring above Lake Como, this is your chance. It will be a unique adventure, and you’ll be able to admire from the sky one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy, surrounded by the…

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