theme-parks near San Leonardo

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Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro...

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The “Wall of Sormano” is a climb famous for being one of the most severe in any road cycling race, with an average gradient of 17% and a maximum of 25%. Recently restored in 2006, it now features split-times and stenciled quotes from riders. The...

A great SPA with a Wellness centre for massages and body treatments, inside pools for swimming, water keep fit, fitness studios, in summer an outdoor pool in a park as well as bars and restaurants. Our Wet Life SPA offers: Turkish bath, Hammam,...

C-Spa represents the excellence of physical and metal well being. An oasis of pleasure, to regain harmony in an atmosphere of absolute intimacy. Consists of 3 thermal pools; indoor outdoor, Turkish bath, invigorating and energizing waterfall,...

A place where you can stop time, take a break and recharge with new energy, reshape your body and fill your mind with new and extraordinary sensations. The property is set in a new complex fully furnished and designed to wrap you in a warm and...

In a new space of 650 sq.m. the personnel of Bio-Spa Carèra will fulfill all your wishes and needs delivering energy to your life. Facilities include an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool (32°C) with: niches with foot massage, massage on three...

A facility that emphasizes the regenerative powers of the area’s water, earth, air and light to purify the mind, body and spirit. “A meeting place of two everlasting twin souls: Health and Beauty”. The spa is associated with Villa delle Ortensie...

Located 500m above sea level, in the center of the Larian Triangle, the resort of Valbrona boasts a favorable position for weekends and holidays relaxing and contact with nature. Numerous excursions will allow you to enjoy breathtaking views offered...

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This waterfall originates from a cave at the bottom of the Palio Costa, near Morterone in Val Taleggio. There is also a popular pool deep enough for those who wish to brave a jump. The Enna can be visited along a spectacular gorge about 3 km long,...

Located a few kilometers from Bellagio in the Larian Triangle. Highest of all mountains on the promontory, it offers unparalleled views of the lake and breathtaking panoramas. Along the way you will encounter large boulders (Pitera Lentina) left...

Jurassic cave located just north of Erba. The entrance is enormous frequently compared to Milan’s Cathedral at about 45 meters in height, 38 wide and over 400 in length. Use of the cave dates back to Paleolithic times as evidenced by flints and...

The white church of San Calimero with its characteristic sloping roof red, is very well known in Northern Grigna. It stands clearly visible looking at the mountains above Pasturo and offers a spectacular view, overlooking the Valsassina, Zuccone...

One of the most interesting areas in Lombardy from a geological, geomorphological, and paleonthological point of view. Highlights include: Limestone pavement (karstic phenomenon); stratified rocks and caves; "Acqua del Fò", a monumental a...

The Prim’Alpe Visitor’s Centre is the starting point for this interesting trail near Canzo. The hike is easy, even for young aged children. During your trek you will meet elves, gnomes, the drunken donkey and other many interesting figures, together...

A prominent natural arch located in Formazione di Esino is a unique opening on the side of a mountain. It is a relic of a previous large karst system in the area that is evidenced by several cavities. The present morphology is due to collapse or...

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Monte Palanzone is a mountain 1436 meters high--only second to Monte San Primo in the area. It can be reached in several ways but the most populare is from Como via the funicular to Brunate, location of the lighthouse and centuries old church,...

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Hike that follows the course of a river, including potholes, waterfalls and waterholes of rare beauty. Forcing the hiker to numerous fords that, like it or not, they will often cool off your feet, especially during periods when the water flow is...

The San Tomaso Park occupies the lower foothills of the ridge of Corno Birone (1,116 m), Mount Rai (1,250 m), Mount Prà Santo (1,245 m) and the Colma di Val Ravella (939 m). The park offers a beautiful landscape from just a short distance from the...

The waterfall Cenghen (or Waterfall Valley Monastery) is located at an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level. This waterfall is crossed by the waters of the stream Zerbo and, with a height of about 50 meters. The waterfall is easily reached...

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Although it is not the highest mountain in the Lake Como area, the Grigna (pronounced "greenya") is by far the most prominent. For those of you that will be visiting the western shore of Lake Como, especially in the mid lake region, this is the...

A paradise on Lake Como!. The beach is part of Juancito Restaurant, equipped with deckchairs, sun beds and umbrellas, overlooking the wharf with snack bar service. Swimming, water sports and boat excursions available. Outdoor tables allow for events...

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Lido in Erba on Lake Segrino with sauna and bar open in the evening. Can be reserved for private parties. Use of sun beds, umbrellas and sports equipment included. Rental canoes, rowing boats, water bicycles also available. Perhaps one of the most...

A beach with free entrance. Rent sun loungers with side table for € 5.00 all day add € 3.00 for umbrella. The beach is a popular gathering spot and can be quite busy in the summer. Consists of sand, and partly stone. Concession stands are nearby for...

Beach combining a restaurant and disco with unprecedented views of Lake Como. Free entrance. Rent a sun chair, umbrella included, with shower service for € 6.00 from Monday to Friday and € 10,00 on Saturday and Sunday. Free lounger for children up...

Located on the shore of Lake Garlate near the cycle pedestrian path linking Lecco to Garlate, Olginate, Calolziocorte and Vercurago. It is a stretch of beach easily reachable with convenient parking and near Lungo Lago Aldo Moro....

This beach is not visible from the road adding to its feeling of isolation in a natural setting. Parking is nearby however. Since it’s western facing, it sees the sun all day long. While the beach has no facilities, a few restaurants can be found...

Riva Bianca beach in Lierna is one of the most beautiful beaches of Lake Como. Its name is due to its wonderful white small pebbles and it is near the old district of Castello di Lierna. Easy to be reached: along the old lakeside road arriving in...

Nestled between Bellagio and Lecco is the Lido di Malgrate offering both a clean sandy beach and grass lawn for sunbathing and water fun. Both are easily accessed by the main road where there's plenty of paid parking. Entry to the lake is gradual...

If you want to spend a memorable day on Lake Como cruising from one lovely village to another why not hire one of our boats. All you need is a valid I.D. and a deposit which you get back when you return the boat. Explore the beauties of the...

Pebble and grassy area beach with change rooms, showers, washroom facilities, children's games and rentals: beachchair, canoe and paddle boat. It is accessed through the Parco di Chiesa Rotta)....

Abbadia Lariana “natural" Beach with remote spots for relaxation. Abbadia Lariana Beach is a long and magnificent natural beach of white stones, with beach bar, green area, and easy access to the lake. On the main road from Lecco, you find the...

Sail and Fun asd was born from the love of its founders for sailing and its practice, right here where they live and reside on the Lake of Lecco, a lake that offers unforgettable scenes and breathtaking views....

Among the Lakes Pusiano and Annone, one of the most beautiful spots of green Brianza, at the foot of the Alps of Lombardy, the Golf Club Lecco is now a 18-hole course on which the tops of the towering backdrop Grigne and Resegone. In one of the most...

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Originally a medieval church (XI century) but many additions and changes have taken place over the centuries. For several years it served as the parish church of Sormano, Caglio and Rezzago. The building, located at a higher level than the street,...

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Romanesque in origin, but built on the foundations of a medieval church as demonstrated by archaeological excavations. Another testimony to its antiquity is the dedication to Saints Cosmas and Damian, doctors who were martyred in the fourth century...

This is situated in the locality of Rovasco and is from the 12th-13th centuries. It was renovated several times and was extended in the fourteenth century. It has preserved frescoes of the Blessed Virgin with Baby Jesus and St. Christopher. It is...

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The village contains this interesting church that dates back to the 14th century. It has a fine Romanesque bell tower and a decorated Renaissance portal. An ancient chest behind the altar preserves a precious reliquary, a nail of the Holy Cross....

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Built in the space of ten years from 1766-1776. Characterized by a bright interior with elegant harmonious architecture. The walls are like arabesque allegories and symbols of the Passion (spears, lanterns, nails ...). The four corners of the dome,...

Located in the center of Lecco, this church was built in memory of the fallen of World War I. Constructed in the Romanesque Revival-style, it has horizontal stripes of alternating white stone and granite from the Chiavenna valley. The bell tower is...

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Outside of Lasnigo is the Romanesque church of Sant’Alessandro which lies on a slope boulevard flanked by an eighteenth-century chapels of the Cross. In ancient times the original church was built on a lower plateau. Then the bell tower was moved to...

The Sanctuary and the Convent of Santa Maria del Lavello finds origins from an old story. In 1480 water sprang suddenly from beneath an ancient burial place and soon got the reputation of being miraculous, therefore becoming a pilgrimage site. In...

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Somasca in the upper part of Vercurago and the starting point for a religious itinerary tracing St. Gerolamo Emiliani’s, who shared his life with the poor and orphans. The path concludes at on a hilltop at the “Castle of the Unnamed" offering...

Nestled in the woods of the Natural Reserve of Valle Bova, the hermitage is available to accommodate individuals, couples, priests, lay people, religious, who want to enjoy moments of silence and prayer....

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The Romanesque church of St. Euphemia of Incino d'Erba is one of the oldest churches in the Larian Triangle, the province of Como and the Archdiocese of Milan. The church is located on the ancient road network that connected Aquileia Brescia,...

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Also known as St. Anthony, as there is a preserved relic of the saint that is exposed to the congregation of the faithful every 17 January. The church was an integral part of the Franciscan convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli, founded in Crevenna at...

The Stone of Preguda, a rock composed of granite ghiandone, is incorporated in the Church of Sant’ Isidoro. The Stone of Preguda, on the slopes of Moregallo, is a rock composed of granite ghiandone, from the Val Masino and is the most famous...

The Chapel of the dead to Crocetta is the oldest and most impressive votive chapel in Malgrate. With baroque architecture, it dates back to the sixteenth century and houses bones, probably of the dead from the plague. Not documented, the chapel is...

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Octagonal building with drum and porch hexastyle made following the discovery (1624) of the image of the Virgin now altar. Factory completed in 1630, but with following reconstruction (porch redone in 1742 and the bell tower in 1912). Outside of the...

These are considered as one of the greatest Romanesque architectural monuments in Europe and are part of a single Benedictine settlement. Important note: the Church can be reached only on foot walking for about 1 hour through a mountain path (300 m...

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According to tradition, the church was built in the thirteenth century, at the behest of a crusader returning from the Holy Land. According to another legend, the church was built on a refuge belonging to the order of the Templars. Positioned on a...

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Built in 1576 by St Charles Borromeo as a temple for the nearby convent of Capuchin Friars. It contains one of the most collections of art in Lecco: nine glass houses containing compositions of polychrome wax that represent the seven scenes from the...

The construction of the church began in 1791 and ended in 1823 requiring the works of several architects: Clemente Isacchi, Giuseppe Pollack, Giuseppe Bovara and Simone Cantoni. The church hosts a crucifixion of 1879 by Mosè Bianchi and a painting...

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Main church in Lecco dedicated to the saint patorn of sailors. Its structure is in Neoclassical style thanks to the architect Giuseppe Bovara who worked on its enlargement and contains 17th century furniture, a baptismal font of 1596, Romanesque...

Considered one of the most important Lombard Romanesque monument of its kind. Inside it holds frescoes of the 15th and 16th centuries. The building has an octagonal plan and a semicircular apse dating back to the 11th century, although some elements...

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Near the top of the Ghisallo pass stands the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo. Its name, according to the legend, comes from a certain "Ghisallo" who, in the Middle Ages, near the pass was attacked by bandits. He made a vow to the Madonna to...

Migliavacca villa dates back to the early 1900’s and was built by Antonio Migliavacca, a well-known Milanese frequenter of Valsassina and pioneer of the tourist development of the valley. The beautiful building is located in a park in the center of...

The cableway reaches Piani di Artavaggio at 1800m high and becomes a point of departure for walks suitable for all kind of hikers or for a simple stops in one of the many mountain Rifugio to taste typical valley cuisine....

This cableway in the heart of Valsassina connects the town of Barzio with Piani di Bobbio (2150m), an area that in the winter season is a paradise for snow lovers with its always snow-clad trails, while in the summer it’s the ideal destination for a...

The Erna Piani is a mountain resort at 1375m in the territory of Lecco, overhung by Monte Resegone and reached by a cable car, recently modernized, running from Malnago. The cable car was built in 1965 and the town began to be a destination for...

In the seventeenth century the inhabitants of this village near Lecco were granted the right to fish in the river Adda. Fishing boats were pulled up on dry land when done with their day’s catch and when combined with the small fisherman homes became...

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The origin of Erba is lost in the mists of time, There is evidence showing the area was inhabited before the Romans. Erba, in Roman times, was named "Herba". In the Middle Ages, two important castles dominated the territory, a place located in upper...

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Lecco is a not a tourist hot spot, but it is one of Lake Como's largest cities. It has beautiful scenery, a nice lakeside promenade, and is accessible by train. Lecco is famous for inspiring Alessandro Manzoni, one the most world-renowned and loved...

The town is situated in a panoramic position in front of Lecco, before the construction of the bridge Azzone Visconti was connected to Lecco only via ferry. In the Middle Ages, it was a large town whose castle was destroyed during the decades of war...

Located in the gulf of Lecco, edged by the Prealps, Grigna, Grignone, Mount Barro, Corni di Canzo mountains with walks and walls of mountaineering famous all over the world. Explore villas, restaurants, gardens and breath-taking panoramas.
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Located on the eastern shore of Lake Como, it is famous for being the location of Moto Guzzi, the well known manufacturer of Italian motorcycles. But it also boasts great scenic beauty with pebble beaches and the start of hikes into Plan Resinelli...

Geological formations resembling mushrooms created when water running off the slopes was diverted by large boulders. The boulders imposing size and weight protected the underlying material from erosion and gave rise to the characteristic shape of a...

It’s a boulder of pyramidal shape that owes its curious name to a crescent engraved on one side, of natural origin, accompanied by the letters PLDB (Moon Stone of Bellagio) and the date 1782, which commemorates the end of a period of dispute between...

Monument to the fallen of World War I, designed in 1926 by architect Giuseppe Terragni and built between 1928 and 1931. It consists of a long stone staircase and river pebbles surrounded by cypress trees. The staircase consists of four flights and...

Immediately after the death of Alessandro Manzoni on May 22, 1873, the City Council of Lecco met and approved a monument to the writer that had given so much prestige to the city. The committee, headed by Antonio Stoppani, collected donations for...

Originally a signalling tower, that later became a fortress as documented 1158. There is no information about the proceeding centuries until 1454 when the area fell into the hands of the Republic of Venice and the Adda River became the natural...

The Castle lies on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Como close to Riva Bianca and its namesake beach. Built in the Romanesque period, the fortress was at the focus of several historical events, like the battle between Milan and Como in 1124. It was...

Also called Tower of Barbarossa, stands high over Mandello dating from the twelfth century. The tower has been rebuilt over the years, but retains interesting architectural features like the arched portal, the remains of painted trophies and a...

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In the medieval center of Villincino, was a fortified town built in the late tenth century. The village was owned by the wealthy family Carpani. The town was destroyed in 1278. The small and picturesque district is accessed by going through a tower,...

Designed by local architect Giuseppe Bovara and inaugurated in 1844 with a performance of “Anna Bolena" by Gaetano Donizzetti. The theatre has a typical Neoclassical style and was built by the will of some Lecco’s families, being part of the...

A series of sculptures and paintings of Italian and European artists, creating a veritable outdoor museum while respecting the area’s pristine landscape. The works have been created by various artists with the intent of both beautifying and...

The House Museum of Moggio was commissioned in 1991 by Maria Goretti who, donated the property to the parish with the stipulation that it be used to benefit the community. The Museum includes historical objects, old photographs, fossils and minerals...

The Abegg silk museum is housed in a 17th century silk mill built by the lakeside in Garlate and surrounded by a mulberry grove. It shows discoveries, inventions and machines for silk production, from worm breeding to fabric. It hosts a rich...

The Civic Art Gallery is located at Villa Manzoni in Lecco and hosts a selection of works belonging to the Civic Museums of Lecco and counts four hundreds paintings and two thousands engravings, divided chronologically in thematic rooms. A very...

In 1818, Pietro Monti, came to Abbadia Lariana where he transformed an old building for felting wool into silk production. In 1869 he enlarged the building and he added a new one for the spinning of cocoons; the first of the two spinning machines...

Belgiojoso palace was built in the late 17th and early 18th centuries by the family Locatelli Valle Imagna. It was renovated in 1774 and sold to the principles Belgiojoso d'Este, from which it derives its current name. Since 1928, the palace has...

Built in 1905, the building housed the offices of the Land Registry, taxes and duties where the Lecco went to pay taxes until 1964--hence the name: Palace of Fears. It is now home to temporary exhibitions and the Section of Contemporary Art and...

Villa Manzoni houses the Museum Manzoni, the Municipal Art Gallery and the Library specialized museums Villa Manzoni, is a neoclassical building, dating from the seventeenth century, in which the residential portion is structured around a porch with...

Positioned within the Grigne, at a height of 1300 m, the Piani Resinelli Mineral Museum Park is placed in a fascinating landscape. They are ancient mines, used from the 16° century up to now, and can today be visited in total safety. The guided...

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The Moto Guzzi Museum is located in Mandello del lario, Lake Como, the original birth place of the Moto Guzzi Eagle motorcycle established in 1921. See many other models representing milestones in the history of Italian motorcycling. Complete the...

This gem of a museum sits in a spectacular spot, adjacent to the chapel of the La Madonna del Ghisallo – patron saint of cycling – and 600 metres above Bellagio, offering spectacular views of Lake Como to the North and East. Together with the chapel...

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Located in Lake Pusiano between Como and Lecco whose name is due to the presence of over 130 cypresses, most of them old-centuries ones. The isle is a natural hill and was fortified during the medieval period. The isle hosts a private residence,...

The garden hosts about 450 plant species each identified by a label indicating the common name, Latin name and family. A red dot even indicates poisonous or highly toxic plants. Valmadrera’s particular climatic-environmental conditions, has resulted...

Monte Barro, a beautiful and charming terrace overlooking the Brianza area and its lakes. It is surrounded by Lake Como, Lake Annone, Lake Garlate and is situated above Galbiate: 922 meters high on the calcareous-dolomite mountain, completely...

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In 1962 Count Mario Bagno desired to build a “Las Vegas" in Lake Como. The ambitious project included the construction of many buildings, a shopping center, a Chinese pagoda, a dance hall, luxury hotel and even a race track. In 1976, unfortunately,...

Deep in a conifer patch on a plateau that overlooks Lake Como near Bellagio is Jungle Raider Park Civenna. Activities include tree-top trekking, zip-lining, mountain biking, canyoning, laser tag and cave exploration....

To get your fill of adrenaline, to satisfy the desire to explore, to demonstrate your courage there’s an extreme adventure park for you: Jungle Raider Park Xtreme. Set in incredible canyons and streams, new emotions are waiting for you. Activities...

When flying with a paraglider, you do not ‘jump’ as a skydiver, but takeoff like an airplane . The takeoff is generally done from a gentle slope after checking that the sail is properly inflated. Once airborne, the only noise will be the wind’s...

This canyon is located north of Lecco and it is quite long and technical. It has, however, many beautiful and fun passages that have to be visited. Minimum training and familiarity with the descents by ropes are required. Duration: 5/6 hours. Cost:...

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Located on the peaks above Bellagio, it’s a medium challenging and panoramic possibility with just some steeper parts, nice and smooth 40min approach hike and hut at the base with local food. The view from the top is a real gift. Kids from 10 to 14...

An intermediate route taking place above the city of Lecco. Nice scenery, some nice surprises and a pleasant descent with cablecar! This is a sort of rock climb, secured all the way with a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically...

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If you want to ride a Moto Guzzi for a weekend on holiday, or just a couple of hours, you can hire it at Agostini Mandello, historical Moto Guzzi dealer known worldwide for its kindness and competence offered to all the fans of the brand for more...

Lake Como Adventure Park is an adventure park locate on the western side of Lake Como, just 20 minutes away from Gravedona. It is a place sorrounded by nature, designed to entertain end excite adults, teens and children, ideal for those who love...

An extraordinary experience for the whole family. Through a variety of skills courses you will be suspended between trees, walk on wooden walkways, rope bridges, suspended logs, and ziplines. Experience courage, self-confidence, solidarity with...

Located in the popular FoxTown Factory Outlet mall, this casino features 28 gaming tables, 350 slot machines, bars and a restaurant. Open 18 hours a day from Sunday to Thursday and 20 hours a day on Friday and Saturday. Lots of parking available....

Go karting in Como for kids 6 and up (130cm) and adults with several track layouts available. Open seven days a week....

Need a place to give the kids a break but also be able to go for a work out or a pampering massage? Located in nearby Swirzerland, this pool facility with spa, fitness centre, splash pad and slides is less than half an hour away from Como at the...

Theme park with 39 amusement rides, farm animals, reptiles, aquarium, stage shows and 160 miniature models of well known Italian landmarks. There are many restaurants and a picnic area if you prefer to bring your own lunch. There is a huge grass...

Thanks to Fly Emotion, now everyone can fly! Fly Emotion is a new attraction, fit for everyone, kids and adults: no effort is required, you need just to enjoy flight and breathtaking landscapes! Thanks to a special harness, you will be fixed to a...

Our Treet-top courses are suitable for everyone’s ability and for different ages: everyone can enjoy this outdoor experience in total safety, in the nature of the Orobic Alps Park. The courses winds through the trees of our forest: beeches, poplars...

Undertake a bob sled run through a forest and mountain valley. Suitable for children and adults alike (see video on web site link). Open from 14:00 to 18:00 on weekends in June and September and everyday in August. There’s also a trampoline park for...

Treetop trekking suitable for all ages with three separate courses based on size and skill. Located in Piani d’Erna, it’s as much fun getting there as are the activities available which also include tubing, mountain biking, nature walks and trails...

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 a pizza in company or be the theme of a party or event. The Lario Motorsport kartodrome offers different...

For the driving enthusiast no matter what age, Como’s indoor Driver Park might be just the welcome break from all those villas, churches and hikes. The 8000 sqm facility on three floors features a Kids Park, Formula Karting, Simulators, Displays and...

Set amongst Lombardy’s most beautiful mountains in the town of Valsassina, Lecco is Jungle Raider Park Margno. Activities include tree-top trekking, zip-lining, canyoning and tandem paragliding. Jungle Raider Park is an adventure and amusement park...

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