The Lentina stone - Lake Como

The Lentina Stone in Pian Rancio

Pietra Lentina or Sasso di Lentina (940 m.) is a glacial granite erratic originating from Val Masino, transported and abandoned by the Quaternary glaciers upon their decrease, at 30 m. long, 10 m. wide and 9 m. high, it is the most voluminous mass found in Lombardy, nearly 1500 km².

Pietra Lentina is found along the road which from Pian Rancio descends to Bellagio near the first curve, the Larian Triangle Comunità Montana (association of mountain municipalities) completed a rest area equipped with explanatory signs to aid the reader and describe the area.

The upper part of the Sasso di Lentina, the surface is flat, you can see small holes due to meteoric erosion, even if an ancient traditions believes that those holes are the sign of balls of fire launched above the rock by playful devils.

For many years the Pietra Lentina was also the border between the lands of Civenna and the Bellagio community, on the peak of the rock, among the various incisions, we can also note two angled lines, which marked the border - lines dating back to the year 1763.

Pietra Lentina is a true geological rarity, a must-see, with regard to nature and the places surrounding it. For information call: Comunità Montana Triangolo Lariano - tel. +39 031 672000.

Menaggio

Menaggio

Menaggio’s particularly mild climate, ventilated by two local winds known as Breva and Tivano, and its optimal sunny position allows for a surprising and exotic flora along the lake shore. Its supply of receptive and sporting facilities is excellent.

Menaggio

Navigation Lake Como

Navigation Lake Como

Various theme cruises are organized by the Lake Navigation Management, besides the normal lake navigation service, in July and August, it is possible to take a cruise on the Concordia with restaurant service.

Navigation

Tremezzo

Tremezzo

The most famous of Tremezzo’s villas is Villa Carlotta, open to the public, surrounded by a wonderful Italian garden with a graceful fountain in front of the villa’s entrance, box tree hedges, exotic and rare plants.

Tremezzo