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Erba

Erba sits at the foot of the Lombardy Pre-Alps, on a plain of the same name

Where
P.zza Prepositurale, 1, Erba (CO)
Contacts
+39 031 615111
Official site

Erba sits at 320 metres asl, at the foot of the Lombardy Pre-Alps, on a plain of the same name.

This zone was already inhabited prior to Roman times as discovered by experts who have unearthed traces of settlements by the Orobi, Gauls, and Celts. The Via Valassina passed through Herba, the Latin name for Erba, and connected Milan with Bellagio.

Under Habsburg rule, various spinning mills were opened here, but the town was mainly popular as a holiday destination, a golden age evident by the presence of many Patrician villas where famous guests stayed, including illustrious poets and literati: Vincenzo Monti, Giuseppe Parini and Ugo Foscolo.

Erba was also frequented by the Italian royal family, because of the Eupili hippodrome, where Umberto I, Queen Margherita and the then prince Victor Emmanuel would come from Monza to ride. This hippodrome was built to fulfil the wishes of a personal friend of the king, Count Emilio Turati, on the plain where the Lambrone sports centre stands today. The most talented jockeys of the period raced here, including the legendary Federico Tesio. After the king was assassinated in Monza on 29 July 1900, the Savoy family no longer visited.

Between 1906 and 1928, Erba attained its current layout merging with the villages of Incino, Buccinigo, Arcellasco, Crevenna, Parravicino and Cassina Mariaga and the period following World War One saw the town undergo great economic and cultural growth.

In the twenties, the open-air Licinium Theatre was planned and built, a stone structure in Greek/Roman style comprising a large circular stage, flanked on both sides by a colonnade and to the front by stairs that, until midway through the fifties, thanks to performances put on by very famous Italian producers and stage designers, brought great accolade to this theatre.
Also worthy of mention is the monument commemorating all those who died in World War One which was built here between 1928 and 1931.
Again in the twenties, an airfield was built and inaugurated. Used up until 1932, it immediately became a point of reference for this area.

During World War Two, in 1944, Erba was bombed twice; the target was the German fuel depot to the south of the town, close to the railway in Sassonia, but other buildings and citizens also suffered.

The rebuilding that followed the war saw Erba the focus of expansion that turned it from a large town into a “small city".

 

Take me here: Erba

Places

Ponte Lambro

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

Longone al Segrino

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

Lake Alserio

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

Monte Puscio or Croce di Maiano

  • Active & Green
Monte Puscio or Croce di Maiano
2.94 km

Albavilla

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

Eupilio

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

Merone

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

Alserio

Alserio deep links to water go way back in history
  • Active & Green
Alserio
3.8 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
3.98 km

Pusiano

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

Orsenigo

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

Albese con Cassano

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

Rogeno

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Rogeno
5.03 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
5.13 km

Bosisio Parini

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

Parco del Roccolo in Cesana Brianza

  • Active & Green
Parco del Roccolo in Cesana Brianza
5.85 km

Lambrugo

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

Il Cornizzolo and Triangolo Lariano Ridge

  • Active & Green
cornizzolo panorama
6.56 km

Lurago d'Erba

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

Caglio

  • Villages
Caglio
6.73 km

Events

Giro degli alpeggi di Premana in Valle dei Forni

Via Europa 4
Via Europa 4, 23846, Garbagnate Monastero, LC
08/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Giro degli alpeggi di Premana in Valle dei Forni
6.79 km

Nameless music festival 2024

Nameless
Via per la Poncia
14/06/2024 - 16/06/2024
  • Music and show
Nameless music festival 2024
7.45 km

Stanotte a San Pietro

San Pietro al Monte
25/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Stanotte a San Pietro
9.5 km

Stanotte a San Pietro

San Pietro al Monte
25/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Stanotte a San Pietro
9.5 km

Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato

Piazza Manzoni
Piazza Manzoni, 23848, Oggiono, LC
15/06/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato
9.93 km

Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato

Piazza Manzoni
Piazza Manzoni, 23848, Oggiono, LC
20/07/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato
9.93 km

Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato

Piazza Manzoni
17/08/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato
9.93 km

Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato

Piazza Manzoni
19/09/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato
9.93 km

Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato

Piazza Manzoni
21/09/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato
9.93 km

Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato

Piazza Manzoni
16/11/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato
9.93 km

Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato

Piazza Manzoni
21/12/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini del vintage e del collezionismo d'antiquariato
9.93 km

Il cervelee e i cavalee: il salumificio Marco D'Oggiono e la tradizione di San Giobbe

Via Lazzaretto, 29
Via Lazzaretto, 29, 23848, Oggiono, LC
08/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il cervelee e i cavalee: il salumificio Marco D'Oggiono e la tradizione di San Giobbe
10.06 km

Il cervelee e i cavalee: il salumificio Marco D'Oggiono e la tradizione di San Giobbe

Via Lazzaretto, 29
Via Lazzaretto, 29, 23848, Oggiono, LC
15/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il cervelee e i cavalee: il salumificio Marco D'Oggiono e la tradizione di San Giobbe
10.06 km

Classic Show Moltrasio - le spider in riva al lago

Piazza San Rocco
Piazza San Rocco, 22010, Moltrasio (CO)
26/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Classic Show Moltrasio - le spider in riva al lago
10.8 km

HOP HOP STREET FOOD

Via Giuseppe Pirovano
21/06/2024 - 23/06/2024
  • Food & Wine
HOP HOP STREET FOOD
11.14 km

Femminy_love, si canta di donne

Teatro ArteSfera
Teatro ArteSfera, 23868, Valmadrera, LC
25/05/2024
  • Music and show
Femminy_love, si canta di donne
11.19 km

Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato

piazzale del Mercato
Via Molini, 23868, Valmadrera, LC
23/06/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato
11.24 km

Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato

piazzale del Mercato
Via Molini, 23868, Valmadrera, LC
30/06/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato
11.24 km

Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato

piazzale del Mercato
Via Molini, 23868, Valmadrera, LC
28/07/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato
11.24 km

Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato

piazzale del Mercato
Via Molini, 23868, Valmadrera, LC
22/09/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatino delle pulci e dell'antiquariato
11.24 km

Activities

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
10.82 km

Bike Rental: City or Electric & Luggage Storage

  • Active & Green
Bike Rental: City or Electric & Luggage Storage
10.84 km

Guided eBikes Tour with Multi-Lingual iPad Guide

  • Cycle Tourism
Guided eBikes Tour with Multi-Lingual iPad Guide
10.84 km

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

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

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
11.07 km

Lake Como Villas

  • Villages
Lake Como Villas
11.28 km

Food & Wine Tour of Como and Lecco

  • Food & Wine
Food & Wine Tour of Como and Lecco
11.65 km

Food And Wine Tour between lake and vineyards

  • Lakes
Food And Wine Tour between lake and vineyards
11.65 km

Private Tour of Bellagio and Varenna

  • Lakes
Private Tour of Bellagio and Varenna
11.65 km

Tour of the most beautiful villas of Lake Como

  • Lakes
Tour of the most beautiful villas of Lake Como
11.65 km

Bernina Red Train Tour from Lake Como

  • Unesco Sites
Bernina Red Train Tour from Lake Como
11.65 km

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

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

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
12.01 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

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

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
12.01 km

In the footsteps of Leonardo walking along Lake Como

  • Active & Green
In the footsteps of Leonardo walking along Lake Como
12.69 km

Cook with us - Lake Como

  • Food & Wine
Cook with us - Lake Como
13.39 km

Motorhome & campervan: sustainable rural tourism

  • Lifestyle
Motorhome & campervan: sustainable rural tourism
13.75 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
14.9 km

Where to sleep

ANTICA FILANDA - Villago s.r.l.

Erba
ANTICA FILANDA - Villago s.r.l.
164 mt

CASA BELLAVISTA di BOSISIO LORETTA

ERBA
CASA BELLAVISTA di BOSISIO LORETTA
170 mt

APPARTAMENTO BARUFFINI WANDA

ERBA
APPARTAMENTO BARUFFINI WANDA
251 mt

Lucy Room DI MAMBRETTI LUCA (3)

ERBA
Lucy Room DI MAMBRETTI LUCA (3)
262 mt

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA MARCO DI MAMBRETTI MARCO (SUB. 13)

ERBA
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA MARCO DI MAMBRETTI MARCO (SUB. 13)
262 mt

MARINA DI MAMBRETTI CARLO (15)

ERBA
MARINA DI MAMBRETTI CARLO (15)
409 mt

CASA VACANZE DI PONTIGGIA EDOARDO SILVIO

ERBA
CASA VACANZE DI PONTIGGIA EDOARDO SILVIO
461 mt

CASA VACANZE (SUB 714) IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE

Erba
CASA VACANZE (SUB 714) IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE
539 mt

CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE (SUB 715)

Erba
CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE (SUB 715)
539 mt

CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE (SUB 713)

Erba
CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE (SUB 713)
539 mt

CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE SUB 716

Erba
CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE SUB 716
539 mt

ANTICHE SCUDERIE DI VILLA LA CLERICI - VILLAGO S.R.L.

Erba
ANTICHE SCUDERIE DI VILLA LA CLERICI - VILLAGO S.R.L.
550 mt

OASI FRANCESCANA - ASSOCIAZIONE OASI DI ERBA

Erba
OASI FRANCESCANA - ASSOCIAZIONE OASI DI ERBA
550 mt

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA DI FONTANA LUCA

ERBA
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA DI FONTANA LUCA
564 mt

CASA VACANZE DI CALDERONI ALESSANDRO ALDO MARIA

ERBA
CASA VACANZE DI CALDERONI ALESSANDRO ALDO MARIA
569 mt

VILLA DI CHARME IN BRIANZA di Calderoni Alessandro

Erba
VILLA DI CHARME IN BRIANZA di Calderoni Alessandro
569 mt

LAKES and HILLS APARTMENTS di LORENZO ZUCCALA' - SUB. 2

Erba
LAKES and HILLS APARTMENTS di LORENZO ZUCCALA' - SUB. 2
583 mt

LAKES and HILLS APARTMENTS di LORENZO ZUCCALA' - SUB. 1

Erba
LAKES and HILLS APARTMENTS di LORENZO ZUCCALA' - SUB. 1
583 mt

APPARTAMENTO ROVERE DI BUTTI ELEONORA

erba
APPARTAMENTO ROVERE DI BUTTI ELEONORA
592 mt

PREVALLE SRL

Erba
PREVALLE SRL
652 mt