Laglio Lake Como
Laglio, village with thousand of inhabitants, situated at north of Cernobbio, on the western shore of Lake Como, Laglio has become famous thanks to its latest celebrity resident, George Clooney, that has bought a villa here and often spends his holidays here. It’s the perfect setting in which to break a million hearts.
Limestone mountains swathed in forest plunge down to villages of pastel-coloured villas, while boat planes touch down on the mirror-calm lake and plump white ducks waddle along tiny gravel beaches.
The village of Laglio, on the shores of Lake Como, is a picture postcard rendition of the best that Italy has to offer – an exquisitely romantic backdrop that has beguiled foreigners ever since the days of the Grand Tour.
Laglio is a charming and quiet village, stretched out along the coast, where silence, light and scents are protagonists of your walks and rides in bicycle. At the back of the village, forests spread out on the slopes of Monte Colmegnone (1383m).
Between the tiny villages of Torriggia and Careno, the lake tightens up so much that the villages on the opposite shore look so near, this point represents the deepest point of the Lario (420m). At Torriggia you can explore the cave “The bear’s hole” (Buco dell’Orso).
At the beginning of the 20th century, Laglio formed an only commune with Brienno, a medieval village worth a visit, situated only a few kilometres north of Laglio. Nearby we find another pretty village, Carate Urio, that has a remarkable layout with old houses made out of stoned caverns.
In Laglio you can visit the 17th century church of San Giorgio, decorated with prestigious stuccoworks and friezes by Stefano Salterio (18th century). Inside there are also paintings and sculptures from the 17th century, and an altar-piece figuring the Madonna del Rosario, by Carlo Innocenzo Carloni, outside instead it is interesting the Oratorio dei Confratelli del Santissimo Sacramento, embellished with 18th century’s decorations and an altar-piece figuring the Madonna del Rosario, by Carlo Innocenzo Carloni.
In the village’s cemetery there is a curious eighteenth century pyramidal sepulchral monument, 20 meters high.
The 18th century Villa Melograno, or Fasola rises at the beginning of the village of Vergonzano, it has a big garden that goes down to lake and a corner tower decorated with arched-windows.
The cave Buco dell’Orso (the Bear’s Hole) is in the little village of Torreggia. it is famous because bones of the “Ursula Spelaeus” (the cavern bear) have been found here.