Calvarone Stone - Lezzeno

The Calvarone Stone in Lezzeno

The stone of Calvarone is a large boulder transported and abandoned by Quaternary glaciers, the rock is located along the path that goes up from Sormazzana (hamlet of Lezzeno) to Colmenacco (hamlet of Nessus), the stone is in a wonderful position approximately 926 meters above sea level.

It is assumed that its name derives from the dialect Calvrun, which has two meanings: bump or ordeal. The stone of Calvarone measures 15 meters long, 15 meters wide and 19 meters high; on the side of the rock the ladders are positioned to facilitate the exploration of the surface. It is recommended to always use the utmost caution during the excursions. On the surface we can see some engravings and a curious basin, carved into the rock at the indefinite period.

The Calvarone stone is also known as the Devil's Stone; according to a local tradition, whenever the people were trying to plant a cross on the huge stone, during the first rainstorm it would be struck by lightning. A few steps from the Calvarone Stone there is another boulder, of a smaller dimension, known by the name of Tassera Stone. The paths and the places surrounding the rock are kept accessible thanks to the work of a group of volunteers from the town of Lezzeno and the Mountain Community of Larian Triangle. The demand to the Lombardy Region is being launched to recognise the Calvarone Stone as Natural Monument.

For more information: Larian Triangle Mountain Community Tel.: 031 672000.

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