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Let's discover Brianza

We can call Brianza the land of lakes, in fact in this area among Lecco, Como and the northern part of Milan we find the largest number of lakes in Lombardy, the so-called Lakes Briantei.
Brianza area has no specific political boundaries, but encompasses a geographic area that includes the provinces of Lecco, Como, Monza and Brianza. We can take as natural boundaries: the pre-Alpine valleys to the north, from Valle San Martino to the western valleys of the lariano triangle where the Lambro and Seveso rivers born, the Adda river to the east and canale Villoresi to the south .
Brianza is a very interesting land under several point of views: natural, historical, cultural, religious, food and wine.
Discover and enjoy Brianza!

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What to see in Brianza

Reggia of Monza, built at the wish of the Empress Maria Teresa of Austria, hosts Villa Reale and the largest enclosed park of Europe. Its park is public.

The shrine dedicated to Virgin Mary’s devotion was promoted to basilica by Pope John XXIII.

At the end of the 19th century the Bertini plant in Cornate d’Adda revolutionized the Milanese trams replacing horses with hydropower.

From Celts to Visconti, passing by Queen Teodolinda and Barbarossa. Here you are in Trezzo: history, culture and an impressive hydropower plant.

Taccani hydroelectric plant mirrors its majestic into the Adda river in Trezzo providing power to the Crespi d’Adda cotton mill.

The Northern Adda Park, from Lecco to Rivolta d’Adda, is a natural and industrial archeology heritage on Leonardo da Vinci’s traces.

Hiking and nature trails allowing you to breathe and live the spirit of the forest and discover the Natural Reserve of Sasso Malascarpa. Here you are Canzo.

On the top of Montevecchia’s hill the sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Carmelo offers an extraordinary panorama on the Brianza area.

Departure: Valmadrera
Type: mostly road
Distance: 69 Km
Difficulty: moderate

Leonardo Da Vinci and his eco-friendly ferry-boat in Imbersago on the Adda River.

Alta Brianza Ethnographic Museum (MEAB) in the Monte Barro Regional Park shows you the daily lifestyle of the working class in Lecco in ‘800 and ‘900.

A small village with three pyramid shaped hills and lots of vineyards with its wines Terre Lariane IGT: welcome to Montevecchia.

Lakes Briantei

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