C O LICO

one step away from everything!

Located in the northernmost part of the eastern shore of Lake Como, Colico develops close to what was once a swamp and today is the magnificent Pian di Spagna and Lago Mezzola Nature Reserve. The territory is characterized by the variety and beauty of its landscapes that flank the lake, among which the imposing Monte Legnone, the four hills of morainic origin, the three Montecchi and the Olgiasca peninsula stand out.

A combination of lake and mountain that makes it an ideal and sought-after destination for those who love nature, relaxation and history but at the same time sport, active life and fun. Thanks to its breezy position and its numerous beaches, Colico has become over the years a recognized resort of international fame for the practice of water sports. Mount Legnone, with its 2609 meters, is loved by hikers for the countless routes for all levels of preparation and for the breathtaking views it can offer. For cyclists and bikers, the varied network of paths offers ancient paths halfway up the coast and the cycle path that leads to Bormio, in Alta Valtellina.


Colico is also particularly suitable for travelers who wish to travel to reach different cities and points of interest : the town has been an important communication center since ancient times, as the roads from Lecco, Valtellina and Valchiavenna intersect in Colico. . Due to its strategic position it is an area rich in history, as demonstrated by the two military forts, the seventeenth-century Forte di Fuentes and the Forte Montecchio Nord, dating back to the First World War. The first was built by the Count of Fuentes during the Spanish domination to control the communication routes, the second was built between 1912 and 1914 to close the route leading to Milan.


And again Villatico and its mills, the historic center and the ancient village of Fontanedo, once inhabited by numerous peasant families and characterized by the tower built in 1357 by the Visconti on the defensive line of the Upper Lario to protect access to the famous " Path of the Wayfarer ".
In Colico there are not only fortresses, but also expressions of faith such as the marvelous Abbey of Piona. Located on the Olgiasca Peninsula and with an exceptional view of the western coast of the Lario, the church with its suggestive cloister is a rare example of Lombard Romanesque architecture. Other churches worth mentioning for their artistic testimony are the Church of San Bernardino in Villatico and the Oratory of San Rocco.


Finally, the splendid lakefront, theater of events that enliven the summer evenings and from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the west bank of the lake.

* Photo & Video Credit North Lake Como & Antonio Selva

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Map of Lake Como with over 1,000 points of attraction, itineraries and  places to discover
Colico
Colico

Infopoint Colico Via Pontile, 7, 23823 Colico (LC) Tel. +39 0341 930930

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Torre di Fontanedo
Torre di Fontanedo

Località Fontanedo, Colico (LC) Tel. 0341 930930

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Abbazia di Piona
Abbazia di Piona

Abbazia Cistercense di S.Maria di Piona Via Abbazia di Piona, 55 23823 Colico (LC) info@abbaziadipiona.it Tel. +39 0341-940331

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Forte Montecchio Nord
Forte Montecchio Nord

Via alle Torri 8, Colico (LC) Tel. +39 0341 940322

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Forte di Fuentes
Forte di Fuentes

Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, Colico (LC) Tel. +39 0341 940322

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Sentiero del Viandante
Sentiero del Viandante

Trekking

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Boat Tour
Boat Tour

Navigazione Laghi | Numero Verde 800 551801

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Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing Tour

Lario Bus Tel. +39 0341 286887

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Orrido di Bellano
Orrido di Bellano

Bellano (LC) Tel. 334 3774966

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Castello di Vezio
Castello di Vezio

Via al Castello, Perledo (LC) info@castellodivezio.it Tel. +39 333 4485975

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Musso
Musso

Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia e Giardino del Merlo, Musso (CO)

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Ponte del Cielo
Ponte del Cielo

Via Costa 1/A Tartano (SO), fraz. Campo Tel. +39 0342 645186, info@pontenelcielo.it

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Dervio
Dervio

Ufficio Turistico - Via degli Alpini 23824 Dervio (LC) Tel. 0341 804450 ufficioturistico.dervio@gmail.com

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Gera Lario
Gera Lario

Gera Lario (CO)

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Varenna
Varenna

Ufficio Turistico Via IV Novembre 7, Varenna (LC)

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Via dei Terrazzamenti
Via dei Terrazzamenti

Sondrio (SO)

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Bellano
Bellano

Bellano (LC) Tel. 334 3774966

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Lago di Como
Lago di Como

Consorzio Turistico | Un mondo unico al mondo info@lakecomo.is

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Valchiavenna
Valchiavenna

Consorzio Turistico della Valchiavenna

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Valtellina
Valtellina

Consorzio Turistico Valtellina

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Valsassina
Valsassina

Consorzio Turistico Montagne del Lago di Como

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Bellagio
Bellagio

Bellagio (CO)

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Greenway
Greenway

Trekking - Greenway Lago di Como

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Sentiero Valtellina
Sentiero Valtellina

Pista ciclabile da Colico (LC) a Bormio (SO)

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