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.
Where to stay in Colico - Accommodation
Visit Colico: things to see and do
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.
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, 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.
Experience tours in Lake Como area
The charme of Riva wooden motorboat. Private tour exploring Lake Como and its historical villas with possibility to swim in its clean and blue waters.
Live an unforgettable experience on Lake Como. Enjoy the spectacle:aerial views of the lake, luxury villas, and the Italian Alps.
Live an unforgettable experience on Lake Como. Be a pilot for a day of a seaplane on Lake Como, supported by a qualified instructor.
Visit Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Milan with interactive 3D experiences for families, students and lovers of the genius of Vinci.
Have fun for a day at Leolandia in Bergamo: the amusement park a few miles from Lecco and Milan. Meet your favourite cartoons characters and enjoy the ride!
Visit Milan. Tickets for Milan Cathedral, possibility to purchase the cumulative Duomo Pass ticket that allows entry to Dome of Milan, the museum, the Baptistery of S. Giovanni and the panoramic terraces.
Boat tour to experience Lecco directly from the waters of lake Como. Admire the wonderful landscapes created by the surrounding mountains and feel unique emotions.
Lake Como slow tourism. Get a walking food tour along the ancient Wayfarer’s trail overlooking Lake Como and taste exquisite local cuisine and wines. Enjoy the experience with a local guide and discover Lake Como area, its enchanting villages and culture.
Enjoy a evening dinner cruise on Lake Como with the magic of fireworks. 3-hour cruise with dinner of 4-course menu and pairing wines on a reserved board waiting for the fireworks show in Mandello del Lario. Experience an unforgettable evening! Maximum 6 people.
Lake Como boat tour among Varenna, Tremezzo and Lenno. A private guided tour in Varenna discovering the beguiling fishermens’ village and a central Lake Como boat tour visiting Villa del Balbianello in Lenno.
ANY SUNDAY enjoy the hiking tour to San Pietro al Monte in Civate. Relive the experience of the ancient pilgrims: a day trip among nature, culture and feel like a local.
A real food experience discovering Valtellina. Cheese & wine tasting tour, discovering Bitto and Casera and strolling through Nebbiolo vineyards.
Taste the Italian cuisine and learn how to cook special courses. Experience a cooking class if you are in Lake Como area. A wonderful location overlooking Lario and a personal chef just for you!
Enjoy a Lake Como dinner cruise with the magic of fireworks. Experience the 4-course menu dinner cruise in front of Varenna an live unforgettable moments! Maximum 6 persons.
An alternative dinner cruise in Lecco on Lake Como! Enjoy a unique experience that happens once a year: the magic of fireworks on Lake Lecco directly from the boat! 3-hour cruise with 4-course dinner with pairing wines. Live an unforgettable experience!
Cooking class in an enchanting town overlooking Lake Como to learn how to make Italian dishes? Enjoy a 4-hour cooking class with a professional chef and learn how to make Italian specialty!
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.