Clarion Collection Hotel Griso Lecco
Strada Provinciale 51
Phone: (39) 0341 239811
Fax: (39) 0341 2398610
Along the eastern coast of the lake, after Lecco, is Abbadia Lariana e Mandello on the alluvial plain of the Zerbo River. Abbadia owes its name to a Benedictine Abbey of the Church of San Lorenzo and the convent. Abbadia is now annexed to another neighboring center, Mandello del Lario, which as well as being a holiday resort, is also an important industrial center, especially in the mechanical world, and Moto Guzzi is produced here. The Oratory of San Giorgio is an important landmark which dates from the 14th Century, has one nave and 15th-century frescoes. Legend has it that the church was founded by the work of a crusade on its return from the Holy Land, or by a monk who sought refuge in this place. The San Lorenzo Church is of ancient origin and was renovated in the 17th Century. It's interior frescoes have been preserved, as well as some precious paintings. There are also examples of Art Nouveau in some lovely, local villages, such as Villa Falck, Villa Carcano and Villa Fasoli.
A charming little resort in the Province of Lecco, Barzio lies nestled among the Alps of Lombardy in the northern part of the country. A shining gem of the Valsassina valley, this town is a popular tourist destination, especially during winter when it becomes a bustling ski resort. Do see the website to know more.
Varenna has preserved its historic center made up of tiny lanes and streets all leading to the small port which offers spectacular lake views. The 4th century church, restored in the 17th and 18th centuries, has preserved Lombardo Gothic characteristics. The interior has three naves and a hulled vault. On the enormous façade there is a fresco of St Christopher. There are many villas to see but don't miss the Villa Monastero and Villa Isimbardi or dei Capresi which have beautiful grounds. These villas now belong to the government and are used for conferences and scientific conventions. Leonardo da Vinci described the strange phenomenon of a short river in Varenna in his Codice Atlantico. The river gushes water white as milk out of a cave from spring to autumn, and seems to disappear for the rest of the year.
By Bellano is the Pioverna River that comes from Valsassina, and eventually leads to the lake. In the town, be sure to visit the churches of Santissimi Nazaro and Celso, Santa Marta, as well as the 14th-century San Nicolao Church. From Bellano, walk through Muggiasca and go up to Valsassina through a splendid, Alpine landscape.
Campo Sportivo di Zogno is a sprawling sports center that is well equipped with many facilities, swimming, tennis courts, indoor sports and offer training and coaching. Myriad tournaments and sporting events are buzzing here all through the year.
One of the most popular venues in the sporting world, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a speed lover's delight. Located in the heart of Milan, this autodrome has hosted some of the biggest names in motor racing. Home to the Formula One, the facilities here are world class. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza also has a fine restaurant serving delicious cuisines as well as a state of the art medical facility. On race days the place gets packed to full capacity.
Reached via car or the funicular from Viale Vittorio Emanuele, the ancient historical town of Bergamo lies on top of a hill (369m). Bergamo was originally a Celtic settlement but was built over by the Romans. Now "upper Bergamo" lies within defensive walls that were already extant at the time of the Romans and which were later rebuilt several times and renewed by the Republic of Venice in 1556. The walls and the gates are still visible: you can follow the entire circle of the walls starting from Porta Sant'Agostino (the city's main entrance) while gardens and avenues give an overall view over the modern part of the city, 'lower Bergamo'. The narrow streets inside the historical center wind around the beautiful buildings: the central Piazza Vecchia is overlooked by the Cathedral, the Palazzo della Ragione and the City Library. The quaint city is studded with numerous architectural gems. The historical center is also open at night with a number of restaurants and bars in the pedestrian streets.
Descending the rocky outcrop on which Trezzo castle stands, you will see the Taccani electric power station commissioned from Gaetano Moretti and Adolfo Covi by Benigno Crespi in 1906 to power the nearby textile factory in Capriate San Gervasio. Built on a double loop in the river, the horizontal building joins the long turbine room with the taller control section and the building that houses the steam powered emergency generators. It seems that the various sections of the building were designed to resemble a rock mass. The resulting combination of high technological innovation and careful environmental adaptation is a unique example of its kind. The dynamic design of the upper sections reminiscent of the crenelations on the nearby castle and the elegant geometric patterns in stone and iron make this construction one of the most interesting examples of industrial archeology in Lombardy.
Mendrisio is a beautiful historic town located in the southern region of Ticino. Characterized by historic churches, monuments, vineyards and hiking trails, it is a slice of the easy going Italian lifestyle in Switzerland. It hosts a number of cultural and food events like the Maundy Thursday Procession, the Wine Harvest, St. Martin’s Festival among others which attract visitors from all over Europe. There are various art museums and galleries found in and around the town housing paintings by notable Renaissance artists, making it a prime destination for art lovers. Surrounded by low lying mountains and lakes, tourists can also opt for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling and swimming during the summer.
Take a break from the hassles of city life and make Rovio your next getaway destination. This municipality belongs to Ticino, a canton in Switzerland, and is primarily an agrarian community. The village of Rovio has been included in the renowned Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. It has an area of 5.53 square kilometers (2.14 square miles), of which a substantial area is forested. The town is defined by its rustic beauty, attractive vineyards and well-preserved heritage sites. Some of the local attractions are Oratory of San Vigilio and Parish Church of Saints Vitale and Agata.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Located on the banks of Lake Lugano, Gandria is a beautiful little village lying in the district of Lugano city. The village is accessible on foot, by bus or boat though most visitors prefer to travel on water while taking in the amazing sights of the lake and the unique architecture of the village houses. A special feature of this village are the old buildings which are built right on the steep lake shore along with narrow angular lanes, small courtyards, high staircases and car-free roads. Characterized by a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, a diverse population, a breezy Mediterranean climate and many historical attractions, it is an ideal place to visit on a romantic getaway or a family vacation.