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Alserio

Alserio deep links to water go way back in history

Where
Via per Carcano, 9, Alserio (CO)
Contacts
+39 031 630063
Official site

Alserio stands on the banks of the lake of the same name and its deep links to water go way back in history, as revealed by its very name.

The middle part of the town’s name, *sĕr-, is in fact an Indo-European root that means “to run”, found in lots of Gaelic and Celtic words that have to do with rivers and streams. Besides, water is a true source of life for this town: for centuries fishing was its most developed and profitable economic sector, while the force of the lake water powered the mills and later the silk factories that provided work for most of the townsfolk through until the fifties.

Today, evidence of the importance of water for this welcoming, peaceful town remains with the old washing place and a mill, the latter now a teaching mill, close to the gardens on the lakeside. A walk around the lake brings you to romantic jetties and, just a short distance away, you can venture along the splendid Buerga trail, a path that takes you into the midst of the unspoilt nature here.

The past and present of farming in Alserio is told by the many historic farmhouses, namely the Cascina La Ca’, Cascina Galgiana, Cascina Ginasca and Cascina Belvedere

 

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Places

Lake Alserio

The kingdom of biodiversity close to Lake Como
  • Lakes
lago alserio montagne
1.18 km

Orsenigo

The history of the village, its villas and green landscapes
  • Active & Green
Orsenigo
1.21 km

Albavilla

Albavilla has a very ancient history and it is one of the towns on the banks of Lake Alserio.
  • Active & Green
Albavilla
2.45 km

Albese con Cassano

In Roman times, a strategic road ran through Albese: it was called Via Regina
  • Active & Green
Albese con Cassano
3.28 km

Lurago d'Erba

Natural oases and delightful villas
  • Active & Green
Lurago d'Erba
3.7 km

Merone

Paths, woods, water and fountains
  • Active & Green
Merone
3.73 km

Erba

Erba sits at the foot of the Lombardy Pre-Alps, on a plain of the same name
  • Active & Green
Erba
3.8 km

Lambrugo

Natural oases and delightful villas
  • Active & Green
Lambrugo
4.17 km

Lake Montorfano

A small green lake with cold water and a marvellous view of the Alps
  • Lakes
lago montorfano
4.9 km

Circolo Golf Villa d’Este

Surrounded by beautiful nature on Lake Como, the Golf Villa d'Este is one of the most exclusive Golf clubs in Italy.
  • Golf
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este, Montorfano (CO)
4.98 km

Inverigo

The town of Villas
  • Villages
Inverigo
5.38 km

Longone al Segrino

Strolling through time and along the lakeshore
  • Active & Green
Longone al Segrino
5.6 km

Rogeno

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Rogeno
5.64 km

Lake Pusiano

Lake Pusiano is a small glacial lake with an isle inside, characterized by old-centuries cypresses. Few minutes far from Lecco.
  • Lakes
Lake Pusiano
5.71 km

Ponte Lambro

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Ponte Lambro
5.71 km

Lakes Briantei

A constellation of lakes between Lecco and Como. Several opportunities to discover their unique beauty completely immersed into nature.
  • Lakes
Lakes Briantei
6.18 km

Eupilio

A literary name was given to Eupilio, between Lake Segrino and Lake Pusiano
  • Active & Green
Eupilio
6.18 km

Pusiano

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Pusiano
7.27 km

Bosisio Parini

A journey in time on the banks of the Lake Pusiano
  • Active & Green
Bosisio Parini
7.29 km

Como Silk Museum

The Museum preserves the testimonies of the Como textile production tradition that qualifies Como "City of Silk"
  • Art & Culture
Museums in Como, Silk Museum
8.37 km

Events

Inverigo - Il paese delle ville

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  • Art & Culture
Inverigo - Il paese delle ville
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Visit Villa Pizzo

09/05/2021
  • Art & Culture
Visit Villa Pizzo
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Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

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Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
9.45 km

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
9.45 km

Lake Como food tour

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como food tour
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A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
9.71 km

City tour of Como with champagne tasting

  • Food & Wine
City tour of Como with champagne tasting
9.77 km

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
9.77 km

Como walking food tour

  • Food & Wine
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9.77 km

Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride

  • Art & Culture
Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride
9.8 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
9.87 km

Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno

  • Art & Culture
Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno
9.87 km

The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders

  • Active & Green
The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders
9.88 km

Lake Como Villas

  • Lakes
Lake Como Villas
10.07 km

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

  • Active & Green
E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards
10.81 km

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
10.81 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

  • Active & Green
Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"
10.81 km

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
10.81 km

Where to sleep

CASTELLO DI CASIGLIO RELAIS

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CASTELLO DI CASIGLIO RELAIS
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B & B HEIDI DI ZALTRON FIORELLA

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B & B VILLA MARGOT DI CONTI MASSIMILIANO GIORGIO

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B & B  VILLA MARGOT DI CONTI MASSIMILIANO GIORGIO
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B & B A CASA DI LUCA DI MARONI MARIA DANIELA

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B & B MENTA E LILLA'

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B & B  MENTA E LILLA'
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TRATTORIA LOCANDA SAN GIUSEPPE

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TRATTORIA LOCANDA SAN GIUSEPPE
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B & B IL COLIBRI' DI DAVERIO ILARIA

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LA CAVALLINA

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LA CAVALLINA
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VERONICA COTTAGE DI 'RC GROUP SRL

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OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO

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LOCAZIONE TURISTICA DI FIORENZA BORELLI

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CAMP. MONTORFANO

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B & B ERBAGATTA DI TAMILIA ALESSANDRA

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APPARTAMENTO ROVERE DI BUTTI ELEONORA

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IL CORAZZIERE S.R.L.

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LA CASA DEL MULINO DIP. IL CORAZZIERE

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LA CASA DEL MULINO DIP. IL CORAZZIERE
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LA CORTE

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ASSOCIAZIONE OASI DI ERBA

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