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“In every landscape you can find the soul of the Earth” (Giorgio Morandi)

Erba and its sights

- Suburb of Villincino and St. Eufemia's Church: the houses of the small and picturesque suburb are located in the area once occupied by a castle. Of the latter, only a stone tower is left: it has small round arch windows and a rural porch. From the small suburb, long processions headed to/for St. Eufemia's church during the great medieval epidemics. The church is one of the oldest churches, in the diocese of Milan, to be attended by lower social classes and contains a big XVI wooden cross in Giottesque style. In front of St. Eufemia's there are the baptistery and the graveyard, brought back to light by the 1994's archaeological excavation.


Round the corner…

- Segrino lake is a natural reserve and it is considered the less polluted lake in Europe. A pedestrian walk winds along its perimeter for around five kilometers.
- Montorfano lake
is the smallest of the lakes of Brianza. For those who love walking, the lake offers an easily-practicable path which takes you through woods and cane thickets.
- Pusiano Lake part of Lambro Valley Natural Park, is shadowed by Cornizzolo Mount, one of the most important places in Europe for paragliding activities. In summer, it is possible to take a ferry for The Island of Cipressi with its peculiar flora and fauna.
- Alserio Lake
is part of Lambro Valley Natural Park as well. Comfortable paths allow travelling along the shores of the lake and through the hills that surround them.
- Vicerè Alp
is easily reachable by car and it is and ideal "base-camp" for many excursions along the ridges of the mountains included in the area between the two lower branches of Como Lake (also called “Triangolo Lariano” i.e. Como Lake Triangle). Of particular interest for people keen on speleology is the "Grotta del Buco del Piombo" (Lead-hole Grotto).
- Canzo
, a traditional holiday resort, is a starting point for easy and interesting excursions to Cornizzolo Mount, Gajum Springs, Canzo Mountains and the geological path. It can be reached via railway (Asso-Canzo line).
- San Pietro al Monte
the Benedictine building in San Pietro al Monte in Civate, reachable in around one hour walk from the village, is one of the most interesting Romanic abbeys in Lombardia for its historical, artistic and religious relevance. The millenary history whispered by the white stones, the spirituality reverberating from the plain beauty of the artistic legacy and the serene atmosphere of the place make the abbey an unmissable destination for many pilgrims.
- Climbing:
it is possible to go climbing in the mountains surrounding Erba, especially on Sasso d’Erba, Falesia del Tramonto, Sasso Giallo, Sasso Tavarac.
- Mountain bike:
for the lovers of this sport there are many tracks of different difficulties.
- Paragliding
in Mount Cornizzolo foothills, internationally well-known destination in the world of paragliding, the federal school of this discipline built its headquarters; even for beginners, it is possible to try the breath-taking experience thanks to practice sessions guided by instructors.
- Nordic Sports:
in Pian del Tivano, where a school of these disciplines is, it is possible to do cross-country ski, nordic walking and ski roll.


Close by…
- Como: built by the Romans and still girdled by the Medieval walls, the city offers many beautiful sights: wonderful sacred buildings, historical villas and parks, lush green spots and exceptional panoramic places. It is a starting place for one-day-trips and ferry-cruises on the lake. Como is also an extremely important crossing place with the Swiss border.
- Lecco:
surrounded by alpine foothills, such as Resegone and Grigne, it offers cultural inspiration thanks to its museums and, above all, thanks to the classical route that takes visitors through many sites relevant to Manzoni’s life and masterpiece; the route starts from Villa Manzoni and goes through many small, historical villages, secluded country churches and country palaces.
- Como Lake
: driving along the winding “Regina State Street” or being rocked by the waves of the lake on a ferry, you will be able to enjoy many breath-taking sights. The mountains in which the Lake is encased, host a constellation of churches surrounded by a moving atmosphere: S. Maria del Tiglio in Gravedona and the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (UNESCO World Heritage). The many villas are not less important: Villa Balbianello with its terraces in Lenno, Villa Carlotta with its famous garden in Tremezzo, the evocative Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio. There are also places made important by famous people with their sojourns, Cadenabbia, chancellor Adenauer’s favourite place, Laglio, shelter to the famous actor George Clooney, and Moltrasio, treasured by Gianni Versace.
- Bellagio:
also called “Lake Como’s Pearl” because of it touristic value, it is located on extremity of the headland that separates the two branches of the lake. This picturesque position, the magnificent villas and the small houses that crowd the village made Bellagio one of the favourite destination of illustrious men and travellers.
- Milano:
getting to know this city requires the patience to listen to its sounds and discover it bit by bit. Besides being the capital of fashion, shopping and national economy, it hosts many monuments artistic masterpieces and both interesting and moving sights. “Sacred” architecture include: the Dome, St. Ambrogio’s Church, Santa Maria delle Grazie’s Church with Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and St. Maurizio’s Church, recently restored. The “Castello Sforzesco” is within the city centre and its museum holds Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini. The fascinating waterway district is the ideal place for an open-air walk at night. Palazzo Reale offers many undeniably interesting exhibitions and the city has many of the most important Italian museums: Pinacoteca di Brera, the Museum of Design, the brand new “Museo del Novecento” and Museum Poldi Pezzoli. The city is also known as the capital of lyrical and classical music, thanks to the Theatre “alla Scala”. Last but not least, San Siro’s Stadium, home to both Milan A.C. and Inter F.C.
- Monza:
the beauty of its historical centre with its palaces and villas, are framed by the Lambro River and the Park of Villa Reale. Towards the end of summer, the famous F1 Grand Prix takes place on one of the best-known circuits in the world.
Not so far away…
- Canton Ticino (Switzerland): the southernest Swiss county is characterized by its many lakes and glaciers.
- Lugano (Switzerland):
located on the shores of the homonymous lake, it is a “classy” city surrounded by green vales and dales.
- Alpi svizzere:
for those with some free time on their hands, it is possible to reach the beautiful Swiss Alpes. Here you’ll find mountain tracks, ski tracks and so on.
- Bergamo:
characterized by the unique division on two levels. The lower city is modern and dyamic while the upper city is an historical and artistic jewel. Close to the city there are Bergamo vales and dales each with its identity, each to be discovered.
 
     
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