Things to Do near Dervio Castle

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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.…

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,…

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…

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

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…

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.

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 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,…

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.

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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…

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…

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Boat and water taxi service in Varenna located a Riva Grande. Sit on top kayaks also available for rent. 40 HP boat with no license required.

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What better way is there to admire Lake Como's most stunning spots than in one of Lake Como' s most luxurious vessels? Barindelli Taxi Boats, he's the one to call... Private tours or transfers by deluxe water taxi with…

The walk of lovers is a short pedestrian path cantilevered over water in Varenna. It affords romantic views of Lake Como, the mountains, and the small village with its colourful houses perched at the foot of the cliff which is crowned at the top by the Castello di Vezio. The red fenced promenande in Varenna,…

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The majestic scenery, coves and beaches on the lake are yours to explore ! You can stop to admire the beautiful villas and gardens or simply take a stroll through one of our characteristic lakeside towns and…

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The elegant boats of Taxi Boat Varenna offer guided tours of picturesque towns, villas and Lake Como’s beautiful surroundings away from the bustle of busy streets. Our services include tailor-made tours, a water venue for celebrations…

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The "Sentiero del Viandante" is an interesting route dating back to the Roman period, which runs along the eastern coast of Lake Como, from Abbadia Lariana to Piantedo, for 45 km. Fitted out in 1989,…

Consecrated on 1313, the parish church of San Giorgio is a small masterpiece of the 14th century Lombardy architecture. Located in the main square, this is a basilica with nave and two aisles embellished by  a rose window and a fresco portraying Saint Christopher. The baroque altar, with black and red marbles,…

Conveniently serviced by Lake Como's ferries, Varenna is quieter and more laid back than Bellagio, and there are typically fewer tourists. It is a…

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This is one of the oldest churches in the Lake Como area and the oldest one in Varenna. Dated back at the 11th century, this Church is defined by the Belfry built toward the lake, as usual at that time, and it keeps inside few frescoes from the 14th century. The church stands isolated on the main square in…

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The "Luigi Scanagatta" museum is of cultural and historical importance because of the number of birds specimens that was gathered throughout the years and its history. It was established in 1962 by professor Luigi Scanagatta, a well known ornithologist, botanist and malacologist and in short time the…

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In addition to its lavish gardens and picturesque position on the lake, Villa Monastero is also a house museum where a vast number of objects belonging to its several owners are displayed.

Villa Monastero, a property of the Province of Lecco, is one of the most interesting attractions of our territory thanks to its strategic location, its history, its landscape, its environment and for the different…

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This villa’s botanical garden and house museum are open to the public. The gardens are terraced and feature a waterfront loggia and a Moorish pavilion. Villa Monastero is surrounded by a Garden with several rare…

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…

Parlasco is one of the smallest Italian towns located in the Regional Park of the Northern Grigna in Valsassina. It is on the main road connecting Lake Lecco to Valsassina and joins Alpe Cainallo with Cortenova. Myth and reality are perfectly mixed on colourful frescoes featured on town houses that tell the story…

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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…

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.…

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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…

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…

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…

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