The mountains of Lecco – Resegone, Magnodeno, Due Mani, Melma and the Coltignone, San Martino and Medale group – lie between Alpine peaks and the shores of Lake Como. They are stunning destinations for all nature lovers: magnificent peaks that offer unforgettable views, perfect for a day trip in any season! Regardless of age and level of experience, the mountains near Lecco can be enjoyed by everyone, from families with children to experienced hikers –  anyone who loves the mountains and wants to spend time in the midst of nature. 

Today we will show you five places that you should visit at least once to admire Lecco and its surroundings! 

Piani d’Erna, the perfect platform for viewing the panorama of Lecco and its lake 

From Piani d’Erna, there is an incredible view of the city, Lake Como and the mountains. Reached by convenient cable car ride from Lecco, it is a perfect destination for a day trip with family or friends in any season and offers plenty of routes for hikers of all ages and fitness levels.

Monte Barro, a green island of biodiversity, nature and history 

Monte Barro is a precious nature reserve in the Lombardy Pre-Alps that preserves a treasure trove of biodiversity with its rich flora and fauna. From Monte Barro, you can enjoy an incredible 360° panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, from the hills of Brianza to the Adda valley, from Monte Resegone and the Grigne group to the eastern arm of Lake Como and the Po Valley. Monte Barro is a must-see for lovers of sport climbing: the Falesia (cliff) in Galbiate is one of the most popular in the Lecco area thanks to its wide choice of routes and its panoramic position overlooking Lake Annone. 

Monte San Martino, mountain landscapes a short walk from the city  

Located in the Grigne Group of the Orobian Alps, Monte San Martino, at 1,090 metres above sea level, offers a spectacular view of Lecco and Lake Como. It was even mentioned by Alessandro Manzoni in his novel “The Betrothed” and features a vertical wall that towers above the city, giving incredible views of the entire area. 

Piani Resinelli, a belvedere over Lecco and its lakes  

The Piani Resinelli, the perfect escape from the city, boasts amazing views ranging from the Rhaetian Alps to Monte Rosa, over the city of Lecco, Lake Como and the plains all the way to Milan. A thirty-minute walk leads to a suspended walkway at a height of twelve metres that was inaugurated in 2021: a unique experience suspended in mid-air with a panoramic view of Lecco and its lakes.  

Monte Magnodeno, stunning 360-degree views   

Monte Magnodeno, part of the Resegone group, soars 1,241 metres into the sky and is particularly popular among hikers because of its accessibility and wide routes. The top of Magnodeno welcomes hikers with a large metal cross and a cabin of the National Alpine Association (ANA) of Maggianico, a small emergency shelter opened thanks to the work of volunteers. From there, the view is unrivalled. It ranges from the city to the Brianza lakes and beyond, as far as the Swiss Alps and south to the Po Valley. An exceptional panorama that is well worth the effort of the climb! 

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover these amazing viewpoints and experience unforgettable moments with family or friends on a day of walking, relaxation and fun in the Lecco mountains.

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