Dervio – Lecco
Corenno Plinio: enchanting medieval hamlet on the eastern branch of Lake Como
From March 2020 pay-per-view
Corenno Plinio is a small and charming medieval settlement just few minutes far from just minutes from Dervio.
It is an enchanted place, a real gem of Lake Como: walking through its narrow streets and along the stairs built in the rocks, from the castle to the lake, it is impossible not to be charmed by this small hamlet that sweats history in every corner.
The name itself, Corenno Plinio, means history of ancient times, thanks to the Roman consul Caio Plinio il Vecchio, born in Como and invested public officer by the Emperor Vespasian, who loved this small hamlet, mirrored in the lake Lecco.
Come to visit Corenno Plinio, a fortified village built into the rocks, walk through its narrow streets among old houses, under porticos and along the thousands of its steps. Keep you welcomed by the medieval castle and then reach the lake.
Take a step back in time and imagine a past rich in events that still seem emerge from the walls. A place almost unknown to most, and for this reason so unique and unforgettable. Don’t miss Corenno Plinio!
Visit Corenno Plinio: things to see
Corenno Plinio was born on a promontory near Dervio on the eastern branch of Lake Como.
In Corenno you may see:
- the medieval castle, built in the fourteenth century by the Andreani’s family, owner of the castle and liege lord since 1277 thanks to the Archbishop of Milano Ottone Visconti.
The castle was built on the remains of Roman foundations and has an irregular but almost square shape.
It was built not for residential purpose but as a safe place for the inhabitants in case of attack by invaders. Still visible and well maintained the walls and two towers: a square one on the north side and a C shape one on the south side, that is also the entrance of the castle, in piazza Garibaldi.
- the church of Saint Thomas of Canterbury, close to the castle
Corenno Plinio: “open-air museum” with an entry fee starting from 2021
Fresh news of the beginning of 2020: the munipality council of Dervio has decided to make tourists pay-per-view ticket to visit the medieval hamlet with the stunning castle on the top.
This decision is part of the “The village of a thousand steps” project, which includes:
- a series of initiatives to revive the hamlet
- the redevelopment of arcades and steps characterizing it
- creation and installation of tourist signs
- ticket office at the entrance of Corenno
The Covid emergency has generated a highly crisis in tourism field, so the Municpality of Dervio has decided to leave the entrance free for this year, postponing the introduction of the ticket next 2021.
When does the Corenno Plinio entrance ticket come into force?
Starting from 2021.
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