Orrido di Nesso, the waterfall view on Lake Como Italy

Want some fresh air to recover from the crowded Como?
You will certainly appreciate getting lost in the narrow streets of Nesso, an ancient town pretty close to the city.

Nesso looks like the typical suggestive village on Lake Como: tiny old houses adorned with flowers and other details, long tiring steps leading to the lake and many glimpses on the breath-taking landscape. Nevertheless, the village hides a treasure that makes it one of the most interesting place to discover in the area: I am talking about the waterfall, commonly known as ‘orrido’.

There are many points in the village where you can enjoy the view of this nature gem… perhaps the best way to see the waterfall is going down from the main road on the top to the small bridge near the lake. Once you will reach the bridge, even in the hottest day of summer you can easily feel fresh air because of the waterfall splashes- the bravest ones will not probably miss the chance to jump in the frozen water! Another good idea to spend time in Nesso is waiting for sunset in the bars on the top and enjoying the pleasant view while drinking a glass of wine.

Nicole
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Orrido di Nesso, the hidden waterfall on Lake Como Italy

 

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garden of the Valley oasis peace Lake Como Italy

 

Nature lovers will probably fall in love with this little place full of plants and flowers located in the south-west branch of Lake Como. The so-called Garden of the Valley (il Giardino della Valle) was born thirty years ago thanks to the strength and initiative of Dilda Frati, commonly known as granny Pupa. At that time, the woman managed to recover an illegal dump and to realize on her own a precious botanic garden in Cernobbio, near the city of Como.

Her idea was so successful that later the Valley Garden Association was founded aiming at the preservation and improving this space. The place is full of wooden sculptures portraying animals and crossed by a small river so that you can feel even more closer to nature. However, the Valley Garden means a lot more: it isn’t simply a botanic garden, it’s about a place of culture, meeting and sharing for the community.

Every spring, people organize free art exhibitions or concerts and there’s also a small permanent reading area with some free books to enjoy! Nevertheless, none of this would have been possible without granny Pupa and now that she is ninety years old, she is worried about the future of the Valley Garden. Plenty initiatives have been promoted throughout the years to support the garden such as “Help bring water to Pupa’s garden” in order to build an automatic irrigation system. What more could you ask for than a peaceful walk in this garden on a sunny spring day?

Garden of the Valley oasis peace Lake Como Italy - scultures

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Discover the secret pearls of Lake Como with us,
For info and booking info@slowlakecomo.com mobile +39 392 027 9675.⠀

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The heritage of Musso & The Giardino del Merlo
Churches, Castles, Ancient Ports and Dream Landscapes. Rezzonico and Santa Maria.
Brienno.The Labyrinth Village
The Village of Hell. Lezzeno and the Devil’s Bridge.
Cantù is Beautiful! Galliano and the Museum of Wood