Colico tourist map
Discovering Colico: loved by water sports enthusiasts, a crossroads of communication networks to and from the other side of the Alps.
In the upper Lake Como, Colico is a city to live at 360 °, because it really offers places of interest for every taste.
Explore the online tourist map of Colico, easy to use and integraetd to give you info about directions to the sites you like to reach!
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Colico is a beautiful town overlooking Lake Como, a destination for tourism especially coming from northern European and many fans of water sports, among which kitesurfing is the most appreciated.
But do not worry if you’re not so sporty, Colico really offers different opportunities meeting different tastes.
Do you know that Colico is a crossroads of communication routes leading from Milan to Switzerland and northern Europe? Due to this strategic position in the seventeenth century the fort of Fuentes was built at the behest of Pedro Enriquez Acevedo count of Fuentes and in the First World War the military fort Montecchio Nord, which fortunately was never a passive nor active object in the Great War.
From the forts to the beautiful Nature Reserve of Pian di Spagna: you must have a stroll here immersed into nature. We recommended it as a nice trip for families with children.
At the same time if you are in Colico you cannot miss to visit the nearby Piona Abbey of the Cistercian monks on the Olgiasca promontory. It’s located at the foot of Mount Legnone and Legnoncino in front of Gravedona: here you enjoy stunning views on Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. But not only, in fact here you really breathe tranquility and silence and you can buy monastic products.
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Visit Colico: things to see and do
Abbey of Piona, priory of Cistercian monks in Colico. Discover visiting, Mass and sale of monastic products’ times. Accessible by car with ample parking area, then walking path to the church. From the Abbey you can also enjoy a fantastic view of Lake Como.
Colico beach on lake Como: a wide and great beach with stunning views on the Alps, perfect to practice kite surf. It’s great for families with children.
Colico, the northern town in Lecco province. Located on lake Como, Colico offers historical, cultural and nature sites to be discovered. Great beaches.
Built in early 1600 the Forte of Fuentes represents a military fortress placed in Colico, mentioned also in The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.
Forte Montecchio Nord in Colico is the best preserved First World War fortress in Europe. Cultural heritage and symbol of the Cadorna Line.
The nature reserve Pian di Spagna between lake Como and Val Chiavenna is a protected area with many itineraries immersed in nature, history and culture.
Enjoy Colico watching this videos
Video Forte Montecchio Nord in Colico. This military fort is the best preserved in Europe and here you can enjoy stunning views on Lake Como.
Few minutes far from Lecco a nature site of worldwide interest: in Colico the natural reserve Pian di Spagna. Let you be enchanted by these images.
Colico on the eastern branch of lake Como offers a great environment and landscapes to be discovered.