Colico - Como Lake
Colico is located at the northern end of Lake Como (crossed by the highway SS36, which connects Milan to Chiavenna and Splügenpass, the national road SS38 running through the Valtellina to the Stelvio Pass, and the SS340, which runs along the entire the western shore of the lake to Como, while the SS583 connects them going from Bellagio).
A Colico the river Adda plunges to form the lake.
The view is complemented by Monte colichese Legnone, the highest of the Alps and the reserves "Pian di Spagna", the largest nature reserve of Lombardy.
A Colico can also be reached along the "Path Valtellina", pedestrian cycle that runs for more than 100 km along the valley floor and allows easy trips for families, the trail runs almost parallel to the railway allowing you to toggle whether sporting comfortable with moving train , perhaps with their bike.
The route is used by guests arriving in Tirano coming from South Tyrol, Austria, Germany, from north-east, through the Passo dello Stelvio Bormio and then, after a splendid Engadine or descent from Bernina could be driving the famous "Red Train" from Sankt Moritz.
Colic is a resort with excellent attendance during the summer season, where you practice a sport like kitesurfing and emerging organized a World Cup race of kitesurfing.
Monuments and interesting places to visit are: the strong-Montecchio Lusardi dating back to 1911, the fort of Fuentes beginning of 1600; important fortifications in the area; Piona Abbey, a few kilometers from the village, is one of most beautiful places with great views of the lake, there are also the church of St. Nicholas, with its famous monastery recently renovated, the villa and Malpensata to Osio.
After a little 'rest, having stayed in comfortable accommodation facilities in Colico, you can leave by train to Lecco, or visit the various pleasant places that overlook the lake, both of which branch of Como to Lecco, organizing cruises boat heading directly to Lecco or Como, or choosing a route "coast to coast" with subsequent transfers alternating with walking or cycling, running around the lake without car.