Things to Do near Villa Migliavacca

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 village of Introbio. It currently houses the municipal offices…

Photo: Crazy Horse Riding School

Riding lessons for children and adults with possibility of horseback riding with the technical support of an instructor SEF Italy.

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…

Photo: San Calimero

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…

Photo: Parco Minerario

Visit a century old mine and see the techniques employed to extract barite an important mineral used to refine sugar, in rubber, coated papers, pigments, glues, plastics and in protective materials against radiation. The material comes out the…

Photo: Flylibell Paragliding

Come fly with us. The closest paragliding school to Milan dipped in natural ambience in green Valsassina. Flylibell Paragliding School offers paragliding courses on…

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…

A series of modern frescoes (2007) painted on houses in the town of Taceno that endeavour to preserve traditions, legends and history of craftsmanship and commercial work. Unlike their counterparts in…

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…

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…

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 mountain that defines the beautiful landscape that you will see.

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…

A series of chapels depicting Christ’s final journey to Mount Golgotha. The traditional 14 stations have been added to with a 15th dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows and are located in a rectangular square in front of…

Photo: Val Boazza Canyoning

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.…

Photo: Chiesetta di Santa Margherita

Small church dating back to the eleventh century dedicated to Santa Margherita and linked to the cult of the Saints Hermits Larian. Its location is strategically significant as a…

Lake Como Trek is a great idea for those who want to take pleasure in walking through an area rich in nature and history and at the same time enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Como. Lake Como Trek…

Photo: Palazzo Belgiojoso Museum

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 housed a…

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.…

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 parts of the 11th century and a chapel decorated with stories of…

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…

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,…

Photo: Lecco Theatre

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 nobility and upper middle class, but it was immediately open to all the…

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

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…

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.

Photo: Lido di Bellano

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…

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…

Villa Manzoni houses the Museum Manzoni, the Municipal Art Gallery and the Library specialized museums Villa Manzoni, is a neoclassical building, dating from the…

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,…

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…

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…

Photo: K.Weise

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…

Photo: Jungle Raider Park (Margno)

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…

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…

Photo: Bob Run

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…

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.

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.…

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…

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