HIGH LAKE – COLD SWEET WATERS, ROMANTIC VILLAGES OF FISHERMEN
The upper Lario, the northern part of Lake Como, is an area rich in mountains, with uncontaminated landscape beauties, which give the area a precise identity distinguishing it from other lands in Como.
Land of ancient customs has been able to make the most of its proximity to Switzerland and the countries of northern Europe, becoming a destination for tourists who love water sports and mountains. The high lake offers opportunities for recreation and enrichment for all tastes and needs.
From Menaggio, the landscape of Lake Como from idyllic narrows and becomes more wild, and then, as if by magic, reopen in a wide circle of water to which the backdrop is a backdrop of mountains and alpine valleys.
Here you can see the towns of Musso, Dongo, where Mussolini was arrested, Gravedona settlement was of crucial importance in Roman and Medieval times, and Domaso. On the opposite side, we find Bellano with its Orrido and Dervio with Corenno Plinio and the Mount Legnoncino which was part of the Cadorna Line, established for defensive purposes in the Great War: today we can still see the positions for machine guns, sections of trenches and those of underground walkways.
More over the town of Colico, lying on the slopes of the imposing Mount Legnone which, with its rocky strongholds, forms a gentle gulf: the bay of Piona.
The northern extremity of the marshy lake has instead played an important role during the Spanish domination, when the border between Switzerland and the territory of Milan passed through it, which is why it is called Pian di Spagna.
The high lake of Como has become the favorite destination of dynamic international tourism and home to renowned schools of various nautical disciplines, from windsurfing to kitesurfing, sailing to catamaran sailing, canoeing and water skiing.