Meeting in Lecco at 10:00 and departure for Valsassina by minibus/private car.

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Meeting in Lecco at 10:00 and departure for Valsassina by minibus/private car.

Valsassina is a famous Lombard valley in the area of Lecco.

It is situated between Valtellina and the group of Mount Grigna  and it is crossed by the Pioverna stream.

All the valley is characterized by huge meadows which join the landscape of the Alps peaks, an uncontaminated and colorful nature.

Valsassina is rich of history and culture, indeed, there are a lot of marks of its glorious past in traditional culinary art, characterized by simple and genuine flavors.

Arrival in Pasturo at 10:30 and visit to Mauri cheese factory, a factory surrounded by luxuriant nature at the foot of the Mount Grigna, which is characterized by a unique microclimate ideal for alpine pasture and cheese production.

At the end of the visit, products taste and opportunity of buying them.

At 12:00 continuance to Cortabbio (district of Primaluna) and lunch in a typical agritourism (Le Tre Casine/ le Trote Blu ) with local agricultural products.

During every season the agritourism offers various and unique experiences of fragrances, flavors and colors and a cooking which finds its origins in the ancient mountain traditions and makes innovations in them joining a large variety of fruits, vegetables and spices, a perfect mix of cheese and local products.

After lunch, opportunity of having a walk enjoying the landscape.

In the afternoon, optional visit to the Cortabbio mines. You can follow an internal itinerary, where machineries and excavating manners will be shown, highlighting the structural and aesthetic peculiarities of mine rock or an external itinerary, where the ruins of the station of the cableway of Vittoria mine will be visited, and reaching the most ancient mines, where you can observe a deep ravine originated during the first open-air diggings. During the visit, the ancient ways of digging and transport of the valley materials will be explained.

At 15:00 departure for Cainallo, a famous locality situated in a basin to the north mount Grigna slope, situated in Esino Lario.

Short stop to take a picture of the landscape and continuation through the street arriving to Esino Lario, beloved for its panorama on Como lake and Orobie mountains. From Esino departure for Perledo, crossing the street along Como Lake until the arrival at Varenna al 16:30.

Short stop for visiting this amazing fishermen village and departure for Lecco. Arrival estimated at 17:00.

Activities summary

  • Departure Lecco
  • Duration Full day
  • Available languages
    • English
    • Italian
    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
  • Meeting point Lecco
  • Availability From 15.03.2018 to 30.11.2018
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • minibus/private car
    • driver/guide all day
    • guided tour at the cheese factory
    Price does not include
    • lunch
    • optional entrance to the mine
    • extras


    Notes Available all days. Cancellation policy 72 h