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Merone

Paths, woods, water and fountains

Where
Via A. Appiani, 22, Merone (CO)
Contacts
+39 031 650000
Official site

Merone, as we know it today, came into being in 1928 when King Victor Emmanuel III unified the municipalities of Merone, Moiana and the hamlet of Pontenuovo di Erba.

That same year also marked a turning point for the local economy with the opening of the cement works (Società-Fabbrica di Cemento Portland Montandon & C., since 1941 Cementeria di Merone). The changes it brought about were, indeed, nothing less than epochal: until the end of the nineteenth century, even after the opening of the silk factories, the area had mostly been agricultural. The silk industry had developed hand-in-glove with agriculture, with local silk farms supplying raw materials to the factories. Silk aside, farming largely meant the cultivation of wheat, rye and vines.

By the 1800s, levee-building had brought the Lambro - so long a source of interrupted communications and flood-induced crop damage - under control, harnessing its power to develop industry: before long, its flow was driving mills, trip hammers, presses and spinning wheels. Flour mills sprang up along its banks (ten in Merone alone), along with several spinning mills (the first was the Isaaco) and dyeworks. The Cementeria di Merone, though, had little need of the Lambro as its business was largely based on the extraction of the locally abundant marl and limestone. This explains why the plant was based away from the developing riverside areas and, to ensure efficient transport of its products, placed at the centre of a major road and rail hub.

Today, while smoke no longer rises from the cement works' chimneys, the Municipality is working to preserve the heritage of an industry that had a considerable influence on local history.

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Places

Rogeno

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Rogeno
2.04 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
2.13 km

Lake Alserio

The kingdom of biodiversity close to Lake Como
  • Lakes
lago alserio montagne
2.62 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
2.69 km

Lambrugo

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

Erba

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

Eupilio

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

Longone al Segrino

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

Bosisio Parini

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

Alserio

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

Pusiano

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

Lurago d'Erba

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

Lake Segrino

Lake Segrino: natural biodiversity in its rich park registered as site of EU interest.
  • Lakes
Lake Segrino
4.67 km

Albavilla

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

Orsenigo

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

Ponte Lambro

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

Golf Club Lecco

Lecco Golf Club is located in one of the most beautiful areas in Brianza between of Lake Como.
  • Golf
Golf Club Lecco, Annone Brianza, Lecco
5.78 km

Inverigo

The town of Villas
  • Villages
Inverigo
6.32 km

Albese con Cassano

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

Lake Annone

  • Lakes
Lake Annone
6.77 km

Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

  • Active & Green
Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
12.81 km

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
12.81 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
12.94 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
13.03 km

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
13.13 km

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

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

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
13.22 km

Motorhome & campervan: sustainable rural tourism

  • Active & Green
Motorhome & campervan: sustainable rural tourism
13.29 km

Lake Como Villas

  • Lakes
Lake Como Villas
13.44 km

Dinner with a fisherman

  • Food & Wine
Dinner with a fisherman
13.49 km

SNOW MOBILE TOUR IN MADESIMO

  • Active & Green
SNOW MOBILE TOUR IN MADESIMO
13.49 km

The must-see places in Lake Como: Bellagio and Varenna

  • Art & Culture
The must-see places in Lake Como: Bellagio and Varenna
13.49 km

Food And Wine Tour on Lake Como

  • Food & Wine
Food And Wine Tour on Lake Como
13.5 km

Lecco Walking Tour

  • Art & Culture
Lecco Walking Tour
13.5 km

Hiking on Lecco Mountains

  • Active & Green
Hiking on Lecco Mountains
13.5 km

The jewels of Bergamo Upper Town

  • Art & Culture
The jewels of Bergamo Upper Town
13.5 km

Cooking class in an exclusive location

  • Food & Wine
Cooking class in an exclusive location
13.5 km

Cruise on the lake

  • Villages
Cruise on the lake
13.5 km

Lake Como Villas

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como Villas
13.5 km

Bernina Express Tour

  • Mountains
Bernina Express Tour
13.5 km

Where to sleep

COME A CASA

Ome
COME A CASA
1.19 km

LA CAVALLINA

Monguzzo
LA CAVALLINA
1.4 km

NASTRO AZZURRO

Monguzzo
NASTRO AZZURRO
1.59 km

LA CASA DEL MULINO DIP. IL CORAZZIERE

Merone
LA CASA DEL MULINO DIP. IL CORAZZIERE
1.85 km

IL CORAZZIERE S.R.L.

Merone
IL CORAZZIERE S.R.L.
1.89 km

B & B IL PICCHIO

Erba
B & B  IL PICCHIO
2.41 km

B&B LA QUIETE

Costa Masnaga
B&B LA QUIETE
2.53 km

B & B ERBAGATTA DI TAMILIA ALESSANDRA

Erba
B & B  ERBAGATTA DI TAMILIA ALESSANDRA
2.56 km

APPARTAMENTO ROVERE DI BUTTI ELEONORA

erba
APPARTAMENTO ROVERE DI BUTTI ELEONORA
2.79 km

LEONARDO DA VINCI

Erba
LEONARDO DA VINCI
2.85 km

B & B LA CASA DELLE ORTENSIE DI VALLI HELENE

Erba
B & B LA CASA DELLE ORTENSIE DI VALLI HELENE
2.87 km

B & B IL CONIGLIO SULLA LUNA

Erba
B & B  IL CONIGLIO SULLA LUNA
3.28 km

PREVALLE SRL

Erba
PREVALLE SRL
3.41 km

B & B LE DUE TORRETTE

Erba
B & B  LE DUE TORRETTE
3.41 km

B & B A CASA DI GIORGIO DI ARMELIN DOMENICO

Erba
B & B  A CASA DI GIORGIO DI ARMELIN DOMENICO
3.56 km

PODERE IL CIGNO

Erba
PODERE IL CIGNO
3.58 km

B & B CASA_B DI BRAMBILLA GIANCARLA

Erba
B & B  CASA_B DI BRAMBILLA GIANCARLA
3.58 km

CASTELLO DI CASIGLIO RELAIS

Erba
CASTELLO DI CASIGLIO RELAIS
3.68 km

B & B IL COLIBRI' DI DAVERIO ILARIA

Erba
B & B  IL COLIBRI' DI DAVERIO ILARIA
3.74 km

PARINI HOTEL - DIPENDENZA CARLON

Bosisio Parini
PARINI HOTEL - DIPENDENZA CARLON
3.79 km