Colico in the Cellar

By Vacanze Lago • on June 5, 2013

The town of Colico is the last of the eastern shore of Lake Como bordering with the provinces of Como and Sondrio . It is an excellent destination for walking, hiking, mountain biking and perfectly situated for water sports around Lake Como and an interesting starting point for exploring the north area of Lake Como, the beautiful Valtellina or Valchiavenna.

It is surrounded by the imposing Monte Legnone (2.609 m), and rises on two hills, called Montecchi , bordering the most important naturale reserve in Lombardy: the Pian di Spagna.

A few kilometers south, near the hamlet of Olgiasca, lies the picturesque Abbey of Piona, where you can visit the beautiful Romanesque church and cloister, and where the Cistercian monks who live in the abbey sell their home made products.

On 14 – 15th and June 16th, 2013 there will be a special festival taking place in Colico ,

celebrating the best wines and food specialities of the area, called “ La Festa delle Cantine

The hamlet of Villatico will open its cellar doors to wine and food tastings, there will be music and entertainment along the streets

You will be able to taste 13 different types of wine, 13 typical products of the area, 13 types of local meat and 13 types of local cheese. An event that hasn’t got to be missed.

You will have to buy an entry ticket valid for the whole weekend that will be sold at the gazebo stand in front of the church in the square of Villatico at a cost of 18 Euro.

There will be also possibility of transfer by shuttle bus leaving from the car park next to the tourist office, in Via al Pontile starting from 4 pm.

The cellars will be open Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 1 am and Sunday from 5.30 pm to 10 pm .

For further information you can contact the tourist office 0039 0341930930 or email [email protected]

Wine cellars Festival Colico , two days dedicated to all lovers of wine and local products with a cultural-gastronomic journey. Local products, wines, art and craft.

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