Mountains, lakes, villages and hamlets, historical cities, cultural heritage, UNESCO sites, architecture, churches, museums, greatest Italian artists, unique gastronomic tradition, …
… name it, we have it all in Brianza and Liguria!
What is Brianza?
The origin of the name has celtic root, from “Brig” that means height, hill. Initially it was given only to the hill that still has the name BRIC, only in middle age was assumed also from all the surrounding region that conserves however the characteristic of being hilly.
Where is Brianza?
The Brianza region is extended from East with Adda river and the Lambro river to the West and from the city of Lecco to North to Monza to South, even if today the concept of Brianza has increased and comprises an area that is extended from Como till Milan. The territory “brianzolo “ is part of four provinces (Milano, Como, Lecco, Monza and Brianza). Brianza is famous for the great working capacity of its citizans (www.brianza.net) and it is a rich area of natural resources and historical interest. Earth of mulberries and silkworms and also of optimal silkworm breeders, prestigious villas, splendid garden and sages countryman-gardeners who made Brianza as the “Garden of the Lombardy”.
Which are the historical origins?
The Adda and the Lake
Il Colombé is very near the Lake of Como that, with an area of 146 kmq., is the third Italian lake by extension after the lakes of Garda and Majeur. Its characteristic form of turned upside down Y is given from the three branches of: Colico to north, Lecco to south-east, Como to the south-west, with a total perimetric development of 170Km.
The lake is encircled from mountains among which the highest is the Mount Legnone (2609 m.), over Colico. The affluent water courses are 37, between these the most important is Adda river, followed by the Meria river. The Adda is also the only emissary. It exits from lake in Lecco and, after have formed smalls lakes of Garlate and Olginate, it continues in direction of the Po. The only island of the lake is the Comacina Island, situated in the branch of Como in front of the municipality of Sala Comacina. The Lario lake offers interesting places for visits and tourist trips, with breathtaking panoramas. Not to be loosed the pearls of the lake of Como: Bellagio, Varenna.
Mandello del Lario
OTHER INTERESTING PROPOSALS
Opportunity to visit the classic “Itinerario Manzoniano” – www.turismo.provincia.lecco.it – with qualified tourist guide for foreign languages
Excursion in sailing boat on the lake with expert and competent staff.
Expert adviser for excursions on wonderful mountains aroud Lecco.
Tourist excursions on the lake of Como with boat: Bellagio-Varenna-Como – www.navigazionelaghi.it
FOR WHO LOVES CULTURE
The romantic Basilica San Pietro al Monte at Civate – www.comune.civate.lc.it/arte
Archaeological park of the Plans of Barro – www.parcobarro.it
Silk Museum “Abegg” in Garlate – http://www.museosetagarlate.it –
Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi in Varenna – www.villamonastero.org –
Comunità Montana Valle San Martino- www.martinet.lc.it –
Brianza and the Lakes – www.altabrianza.org
The ferry-boat of Leonard in Imbersago
FOR WHO LOVES SPORT
- Many lacustrian sports such as windsurf, katesurf, canoe, water skiing , etc…
- Trekking on wonderful mountains around Lecco such as the Resegone, the group of the Grigne etc…
- In winter time white snow slopes for ski at less than an hour by car.
In some more than an hour, at the beginning of the Valtellina , we point out the Val of Mello, one of the finest, well known and hospitable valley of the entire Alpine arc, known all over the world like arena of cliff and “free climbing”. (www.valdimello.it)