Nature

Photo: The Sacred Mount of Ossuccio

The Sacred Mount of Ossuccio is one of the nine sacri monti in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont which were inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2003. The devotional complex is located on a prealpine crag some 200 metres above the…

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…

Located above the village of Cernobbio, it is the starting point of the famous route known as "Via dei Monti Lariani", a hiking and cycling trail of 125 km on the mountains of the western shore of Lake Como. Many of the…

Photo: Rifugio Carlo Porta

Surrounded by a beautiful forest (forest Giulia), overlooking the plains with a breathtaking view. The shelter not only offers in its immediate vicinity the departure of all the most interesting routes of the southern Grigna is a great place to relax and observe nature up close.…

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 Pian di Spagna, in Valtellina…

Photo: Fatebenefratelli Botanical Garden

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…

Lago Darengo is a beautiful mountain lake situated at 1790 m. altitude. The ideal starting point is from Crotto Dangri (650 m) above Gravedona ed Uniti, 10 km away from Lake Como and 3 km after Livo village (be carefull on the last 3 km which…

Park situated on the tip of the Bellagio peninsula, about a 10 min walk uphill from the ferry terminal. It provides for breath taking views of the lake where lagi di como and lago di lecco meet. This is a great spot to just take it all in.

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 very long range without…

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 difference in height). The first documents are from the 7th –8th century and,…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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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…

Photo: Cypress Island

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…

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…

Situated above the town of Menaggio; from Rifugio Menaggio you can reach the top of Monte Grona (1736 m) from where one can admire one of the best views of the Pre-Alps; if the day is clear enough, many peaks of the Alps from Monviso to Bernina. From where…

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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.

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,…

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.…

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: Parco Avventura

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…

Photo: Restaurant Fiore di Pietra Monte Generoso

The Fiore di Pietra restaurant seats 125 guests and is the perfect location for hosting formal business meetings, company events and unforgettable family occasions. It is a bright and stylish venue with a warm…

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 by a short walk along the Val Monastery. Starts at Fraction Linzanico…

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…

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.

Photo: Parco Val Sanagra

The splendid Parco Val Sanagra is a large territory rich with flora, fauna, and interesting antique rural settlements. In 2005, the unspoiled Sanagra Valley, situated in…

Photo: The Rescia Caves

15 minutes to Lake Como going up from Menaggio, the Grotte di Rescia are a series of caves unified to a single complex at the beginning of the 20th century, wind along a tourist route of about 500 mt on the mountain slopes, on the eastern shore of Lake Lugano. The seven caves, destination for tourists from all over Europe since 170…

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…

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

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…

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…

The ice cave of Moncodeno is the most famous cave with glacial deposits in the Lombardia Region (even described by Leonardo Da Vinci). It is the symbol of the whole plateau of…

Photo: Bernina Express Railway

The most spectacular way to cross the Alps is catch the Bernina Express from Tirano to St, Moritz. The train links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid…

Located above the Mezzola Lake, The "Tracciolino" is a small piece of art that has no equal in the Alps, whose construction dates back to the thirties. Bridges and tubbels in the mountains, often bravely constructed on overhanging rocks, to allow small wagons to bring men and materials from the dam in Val dei Ratti to the outlet in Val Codera

A perfect morning or afternoon hike with stunning views of Lake Como. San Martino is Lake Como’s most famous mountain church perched on a top a cliff above the town of Griante. Its official name is "Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino", but most everyone simply refers to it as San Martino. A hike to this church is one…

Photo: Mount Resegone Via Ferrata

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…

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