• Active & Green

Orrido di Bellano

The strength of the nature sculpts the rocks

Where
Orrido
Piazza S. Giorgio, Bellano (LC)
Contacts
+39 335 1752102
Official site

Orrido (a very deep ravine, literally "horrid") of Bellano stems from the strength of Pioverna river, whose icy waters dug deep into the Valsassina mountains, eroding then to create an amazing gorge. The sheer power of nature and the deafening sounds of the water flow take your breath away, and you are left admiring Orrido stuck in an astonished yet respectful silence.

This natural wonder was formed 15 million years ago, with the Pioverna torrent that has drawn the sinuous lines between Taceno and Lake Como. The rift is narrow and deep, which has also defined the pace of life of Bellano on Lake Como.

The waters were exploited already in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for the processing of iron that was mined from the mines in Valsassina and later by the Cotonificio Cantoni, which in 1870 opened a plant near the Orrido. The traces of the industrial history of the territory are still evident.

Open all year, a walkway allows you to visit it and admire the curves of rock and the strength of the stream; some points, made slippery from the humidity of the place, can be dangerous: wear suitable footwear during the excursion in the Orrido di Bellano.

The route is safe, also suitable for children. Along the path, there are points of view ideal for taking pictures and capture the memory of the visit with videos. In some parts, during the flood seasons, the roar of the water is really deafening!


Opening hours

Calendar and opening hours of the Orrido di Bellano:

January - February

Holidays and days before: 11.00 AM - 05.00 PM

March

Holidays and days before: 11.00 AM - 06.00 PM

April - May

Holidays and days before: 11.00 AM - 07.00 PM | Weekdays: 10.00 AM - 01.00 PM; 03.00 PM - 06.00 PM

June

Every day: 10.00 AM - 07.00 PM

July -  August

Every day: 10.00 AM - 10.00 PM

September

Every day: 10.00 AM - 07.00 PM

October

Holidays and days before: 11.00 AM - 07.00 PM | Weekdays: 10.00 AM - 01.00 PM; 03.00 PM - 06.00 PM

November - December

Holidays and days before: 11.00 AM - 05.00 PM

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Places

Bellano

Bellano offers a lot of historical and cultural attractions and is also an excellent starting point for excursions.
  • Lakes
Bellano_panorama_da_sud_foto di Carlo Borlenghi
164 mt

5 Thing-to-do in Bellano

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Lido of Lake Como

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Castle of Rezzonico

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Vezio Castle

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Anello del monte Muggio

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Where to sleep

cav CASA LUNA di Serena Gherbesi

BELLANO
cav CASA LUNA di Serena Gherbesi
72 mt

LT APPARTAMENTO BELLAVISTA TRA LAGO E MONTAGNA

BELLANO
LT APPARTAMENTO BELLAVISTA TRA LAGO E MONTAGNA
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cav LA CORTE di Giuseppe Benzoni

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CAV PATTY & BLETO'S HOUSE di Giovanni Molinari

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cav SUB. 523 di Laurence Auffeve

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cav SUB. 523 di Laurence Auffeve
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cav SUB. 524 di Laurence Auffeve

Bellano
cav SUB. 524 di Laurence Auffeve
125 mt

LT CICLAMINO di Alessandro Mazza

BELLANO
LT CICLAMINO di Alessandro Mazza
126 mt

LT LAVANDA di Alessandro Mazza

BELLANO
LT LAVANDA di Alessandro Mazza
126 mt

LT PRIMULA di Mattia Trabucchi Imberti

BELLANO
LT PRIMULA di Mattia Trabucchi Imberti
126 mt

LT TULIPANO di Mattia Trabucchi Imberti

BELLANO
LT TULIPANO di Mattia Trabucchi Imberti
126 mt

LT GIGLIO di Mattia Trabucchi Imberti

BELLANO
LT GIGLIO di Mattia Trabucchi Imberti
126 mt

cav FALL IN LOVE di Marco Mario Faretra

BELLANO
cav FALL IN LOVE di Marco Mario Faretra
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cav APARTMENT MONOLOCALE AL PONTILE di ETTORE VITALI

Bellano
cav APARTMENT MONOLOCALE AL PONTILE di ETTORE VITALI
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cav APPARTAMENTO IRIS di Monica Lodetti

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cav APPARTAMENTO IRIS di Monica Lodetti
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135 mt

LT TINY LOFT WITH JACUZZI DI PEREGO DANILO

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LT TINY LOFT WITH JACUZZI DI PEREGO DANILO
135 mt

cav LA TORRETTA 2 di Maria Luisa Pirola

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cav LA TORRETTA 2 di Maria Luisa Pirola
139 mt

cav LA TORRETTA di Maria Luisa Pirola

Bellano
cav LA TORRETTA di Maria Luisa Pirola
139 mt

LT MISSULTIN di Giampaolo Greselin

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LT MISSULTIN di Giampaolo Greselin
150 mt

cav COMOLAKE HOUSE - A. VOLTA di Anna Prandi

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cav COMOLAKE HOUSE - A. VOLTA di Anna Prandi
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