Laglio divided into the two centres of Laglio and Torriggia, is between lake Como's first and second dock, the smallest stretch of water of the entire lake. The village of Laglio is of Roman origins, and since then hosted military and customs garrisons, as testifies the antique tower in Torriggia; Laglio's name itself is derived from the Roman commander Lallius. In the early Christian age it belonged to the Pieve di Nesso, then suffered the Spanish domination, in the twenty-year period from 1928 to 1948, Laglio was a town united with Brienno.
In the piazza of Borgo di Laglio we find the church of San Giorgio constructed on the foundations of a more ancient church in the 17 th century, the church conserves ancient and precious stuccoes from the 18 th century, the work of Stefano Salterio a Laglio-born artist. The cemetery is characterized by a curious pyramid-shaped funereal monument of Giuseppe Franck (14 th century), son of a German physician, famous at the time for the grandiose parties organized in his Palace of Via Borgovico.
Laglio is an excellent starting point for walks along the lake shore, and on the surrounding hills from which a panorama of rare beauty is admired. The slopes that rise above the inhabited area are rich with vineyards, olive groves and laurel plants, from which at one time medicinal laurel oil was extracted. Along the mounts of Laglio at an altitude of almost 600 mt., opens the Hole of the Bear cavern, caves and siphons rich in fossil remains of the extinct bear of the caverns, caves which have not yet been completely explored.
We suggest a trip to Torriggia mount where hawks, kites, buzzards, and flocks migrating toward Switzerland and northern Europe hover. Laglio's most famous villa is that of Villa Oleandra, prestigious historic villa, now inhabited by the famous American actor George Clooney.
Brienno preserves its origins of a medieval village, the stone houses based in the water, the narrow streets barely separating the buildings; beautiful porticos, stairways and underpasses make this place a true gem.Brienno
Dried shad, called misultitt or missultin in dialect, were at one time a precious food for inhabitants of Lake Como; the particular processing allowed them to be conserved for more than a year - excellent traditional Lake’s Como cuisine.Lario Cuisine
Cernobbio is the starting point for the Lariana Mountains Walk, a fascinating walk along paths between 600 - 1200 meters of altitude, entirely signalled by C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club). The most prestigious villa is Villa d'Este.Cernobbio