• Active & Green

Caves, Speleo Activities and Orrido

An underground world to explore is waiting for you on Lake Lugano: amazing natural caves and the enchanting Orrido of Santa Giulia

Where
Grotte di Rescia
Via per Porlezza, 63, 22010, Claino con Osteno (CO)

Splendid and suggestive natural creations, the caves bring the explorer into the bowels of the earth, between limestone sculptures and gates in stones.

In every journey into the caves, a world of mysteries becomes real. Beginning a cave excursion is not for all the excursionists: the Alpine Guides that work on the territory are available for further information and assistance about everything of caves and activities in this area.

 

The seven natural caves of Rescia are located in Claino con Osteno, location above the Italian Shore of Lake Lugano. In these caves you can admire the water has created soft bends in the stone, as an artist shapes a sculpture in a rough material. The water, with its strength, has dig passages and tunnels, to create majestic stalactites and stalagmites.

The route, about 500 m long, is well known since ‘700, while the caves are been connected in a unique itinerary in the last centuries. Grotte di Rescia offers the possibility to observe so close the life in a cave, from the status of growth to the fossils.

With the excursion into the deep of the mountain, you can admire a marvellous canyon, named Orrido of Santa Giulia, with its amazing waterfall 70 m high.


Opening hours

1/04 -> 31/05 – 15/09 -> 15/10: Sundays 2pm – 5:30pm

1/06 -> 30/06: daily 2pm – 6pm

1/07 -> 14/09: Monday-Saturday 2pm – 6pm and Sundays 10:30am – 6pm

Bank holidays: 2pm – 6pm

Take me here: Caves, Speleo Activities and Orrido

Places

The bridle path to Erbonne

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The bridle path to Erbonne
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Villa Fogazzaro Roi

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Villa Fogazzaro Roi
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Sacro Monte di Ossuccio

One of the nine pre-alpine Sacred Mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a privileged place for reflection and spirituality
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Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Churches of Como
7.01 km

Village of ossuccio

On the shores of Lake Como, where its pastel houses are reflected on the water, is known for its UNESCO heritage: the Sacro Monte
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Village of Ossuccio
7.39 km

Lanzo - Sighignola

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Lanzo - Sighignola
7.43 km

Comacina Island and the Antiquarium Museum

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Complex of saints faustino and giovita

  • Religious Tourism
Complex of Saints Faustino and Giovita
7.71 km

Argegno

A village of Roman origins that, since ancient times, has been a fortified center inserted in a vast defensive system
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8.01 km

Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club

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Following the trenches on Monte Generoso

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La Crocetta

The trenches of the Linea Cadorna
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The Val Sanagra Park

A beautiful territory close to Menaggio
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Villa del Balbianello

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9.19 km

Tremezzina

It's a village-garden on Lake Como: let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the villas and parks, with their colours and perfumes.
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By bike from Menaggio to Porlezza

  • Cycle Tourism
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10.03 km

Rifugio Menaggio

Balcony on lake Como
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Rifugio Menaggio
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Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta, located on the shores of Lake Como near the village of Tremezzo, is a triumph of natural and architectural beauty.
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Villa Carlotta
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Parish church of S. Stefano

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Church of S. Marta

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Church of S. Marta
10.21 km

Walking tour through Menaggio

Historical itinerary along the main sites of the town
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Piazza Garibaldi
10.24 km

Events

A cena con il FAI

Villa del Balbianello
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Activities

E-bike Tour with Lunch in Valsolda, Lake Lugano

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8.39 km

Tour Menaggio's Most Magical Lake Views in E-bike

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8.39 km

E-bike Tour of Three Lakes and Idyllic Mountain Life

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8.39 km

E-bike Classic Lake Como Villages with a Local Touch

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8.39 km

THE COLORS OF THE TIME

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11.98 km

Bellagio Travel Guide: the complete guide

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12.26 km

Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como

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12.27 km

Transfer to and from Malpensa airport (MXP), Linate airport (LIN) and Bergamo airport (BGY). (Up to 4 passengers + luggage).

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12.28 km

Luxury car transfer from Malpensa to Bellagio Lake Como.

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12.32 km

Luxury car Transfer from Malpensa to Bellagio Lake Como.

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 Luxury car Transfer from Malpensa to Bellagio Lake Como.
12.32 km

Transfer from Bellagio to Como or vice versa for 3 people with luggage.

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Transfer from Bellagio to Como or vice versa for 7 people with luggage.

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PRIVATE HUNTING OF TRUFFLE AND MUSHROOMS WITH CHEF LUIGI GANDOLA IN BELLAGIO

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Villas and Flavors of Lake Como

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Let's taste Como Lake

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Where to sleep

PATCH OF HEAVEN

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CAMP. LA SBIANCA

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HOTEL EUROPA

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RISORGIMENTO

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IL MULINUM

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