Dervio is a village that, since Roman times, was considered strategic due to its location linking Milan to Valtellina.
In fact in the area traces of ancient Gallo-Roman civilizations have been found. It rises on a point stretching over Lake Como, lying on the delta of the Varrone stream. The long-range lake, the numerous beaches and a landscape full of greenery offer a moment of relaxation and light-heartedness. The mountains surrounding Dervio offer many opportunities for hiking and walking, such as those that lead to the Bellano and Nogara shelters. For the more daring, there are excursions to Mount Legnone and Mount Legnoncino in places that are still unspoiled with breathtaking views. On the lakeside promenade we can admire the neoclassical dock designed and built by the famous architect Luigi Cagnola.
Over the years, it has had rapid economic development, in particular, as regards tourism. Thanks to the winds, the Breva and the Tivano, which cool the climate, Dervio is an ideal Italian destination for those who love sailing and surfing. Its numerous sailing clubs and international events have also allowed the development of various accommodation facilities, thus gaining the title of sailing paradise.