Nature

Photo: Sasso Malascarpa Natural Reserve

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…

Photo: Pietra Luna

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…

Photo: Lake Como Adventure Park

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 adventure and being outdoor. You can follow…

A cascading stream flowing into natural pools in a beautiful natural setting. In the hotter summer months, visitors can wade or swim in the cool mountain waters. More…

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 from an extremely unique…

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…

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 important nesting place for…

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 hikers in summer and skiers…

Photo: BOLD

Crocione in Italian means large cross, and that is what adorns the top of Monte Crocione, a 1641 metre peak directly above the town of Griante. From here you will experience breathtaking views of Lake Como, and the Swiss and Italian Alps.

Sighignola is a mountain of the Como Prealps, located on the border between the Italian region of Lombardy and the Swiss…

Photo: Spina Verde Park

Spina Verde Regional Park stretches on the hills northwest of Como. The area has many interesting features: nature - with its particular geology and vegetation; archeology - with remains from the medieval Baradello Castle to recent trenches of Sasso di Cavallasca. Numerous…

Montepiatto is a small settlement of houses scattered in the mountains above Torno. After a windy path a several steep staircases, you'll be awarded with beautiful views of…

Photo: FlyTicino Paragliding Tandem Flights

FlyTicino flies 365 days a year (weather permitting). We mostly fly from Monte Generoso, and from 6 other flying locations near Lugano. All of our pilots possess the official Swiss Tandem FSVL license and speak English, German, French and Italian. We also organize…

An extraordinary natural sight the Troggia waterfall in Introbio Valsassina mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci in his Codex Atlanticus. The Troggia creek comes from Lake Sasso at the foot of Pizzo of Tre Signori and goes on along the Biandino valley until it displays its thunderous charm in Introbio with a fall of 100 meters. Here it seems to disappear in the small pool as Leonardo observed, but Troggia continues its flow becoming the confluent of the Pioverna creek leading to the ravine at…

Photo: Giardini del Merlo

Il Giardino del Merlo is a botanical garden filled with exotic plants, bridges and tunnels, created on the steep rocks below the church of St. Euphemia from Musso. This park lies at the foot of a castle, now in ruins, linked to the name of Gian…

Photo: Garden in the Valley

Garden consisting of reclaimed land that had previously been a garbage dump. The project began in the 1980s and was the genius idea of Mrs. Pupa Frati (affectionately known as Grandma Pupa). The Association of the "Garden in the Valley" is a non-profit, non-denominational, apolitical group who’s sole and principal activity is the…

The valley opens up to display a wide, green landscape that is pristine and wild. You can reach the Sanctuary of Madonna della Neve, symbol of the valley, and a rifugio of the same name where the view opens to the mountain Pizzo dei Tre Signori.…

Come and see the Italian garden that dates back to the XVII Century with its geometrical schema, stair and terraces, statues and fountains;…

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 enthusiasts and include water…

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Extending along the Breggia river, this park is renown for its geological importance and was Switzerland’s first "geo-park". The area is rich in fossils and evidence of ancient seas. Of historical interest is the Red Church (14th c.) and a castle (12th c.). Equally worthy of historical note is a mill,cement factory and a brewery which suggests the river may…

An operator of a restored mountain country home and the owner of one of Lake Como's coolest bicycle rental shops have teamed up to offer guests a unique holiday package for exploring Lake Como in the fall, which is of course the best time of all.

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…

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, Camaggiore. From here you…

Photo: Valtellina and Valchiavenna Bike Trails

No-stress cycling! The cycle path that crosses the entire lower Valtellina valley is perfect for those who prefer problem-free pedaling without any competitive stress, cycling at their own pace purely and simply for the pleasure of enjoying nature and the scenary.

An outdoor museum focusing on Abstract Sculpture with an exhibition area of more than 120 acres. The Rossini Art Site resonates in many ways with its founder’s desire to create a flexible, friendly and enjoyable place for families. At RAS, kids can make an unconventional experience of contemporary art, without renouncing to the fun of…

Photo: Jungle Raider Park Xtreme

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…

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…

Photo: Placca di Ghez Rock Climbing

Placca del Ghez near Varenna is situated down by the lakeside. You can start your climb from the beach here (supervised by alpine guides) and afterwards you can take a nice dip in the lake.

Famous for the gorge that bisects the colourfully painted town. The Ponte Roma bridge near the shore affords views of the waterfall on one side and the lake on the other.

Fiumelatte is the shortest river in Italy, as it measures only 250 m from the source to its mouth. It runs with a descent of 36° making its water loud and foamy and giving it a "milky" white color from where it gets its name. The river dries up…

This cable car, one of the steepest ones in Europe—in only 5 minutes it brings you from 200 m to 850 m offering you a spectacular view of the town of Argegno and the lake. Bus line C10 stops right in front of the cable car station at Argegno. From Pigra you…

Photo: Piombo Cave

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 cooking utensils left behind by nomadic hunters. Brickworks at the entrance date from the 16th…

Set high above Musso with stunning views of the lake is San Bernardo who’s origins date from the 1700’s. It is a particularly scenic spot, with the Albano valley behind it and the elegant pyramid of mount Legnone opposite with the bay of Piona and the plain known as Pian di Spagna at its foot.

Via Ferrata is a type of rock climb, secured all the way with a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically fixed to the rock. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs,…

Photo: Mount Grona Via Ferrata

Located just above Menaggio, is definitely that place that you can define as a balcony on the lake. After a relaxing hike we will get to a nice hut for a coffee, then in a while to the foot of our climb. It is usually a 2-3 hours climb, but we could leave it and go back anytime; but do your…

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 town of Valmadrera. In the springtime it is a famous destination for short and easy excursions because of the…

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