PIAN DI SPAGNA
Of great environmental and landscapes importance, this protected area of the Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola Nature Reserve is one of the four wetlands that still survive to the south of the alps. It also one of the most important sites in Italy and if not in Europe, for ducks to overwinter and additionally provides temporary shelter for thousands of migratory birds.
MONTECCHIO NORTH AND FORTE FUENTES
Montecchi are an astonishing attraction of Alto Lario. The impressive ruins of the seventeenth-century Fort Fuentes remember the Spanish colonization of Milan and the Lombardy, while Forte Montecchio North is still armed with its 4 cannons of the Great War; it is the best preserved fortress in Europe.
Piona Abbey rises on the peninsula of Olgiasca. The abbey is a rare jewel of Romanesque architecture in Lombardy. Consecrated in 1138, it lets you appreciate the quiet and peace enjoyed by the Cistercian monks who still live there.
Bellagio is situated at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake's two southern arms, with the Alps visible across the lake to the north. Along the banks of the Cape of Bellagio there are many ancient noble houses, each surrounded by parks and gardens. Some of these noble house, as Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni, are open to the public.