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Orsenigo

The history of the village, its villas and green landscapes

Where
Via per Erba, 1, Orsenigo (CO)
Contacts
+39 031 630225
Official site

The municipality of Orsenigo is in a morainic area that originated in the Quaternary Period and it comprises the towns of Orsenigo, Parzano, Foppa, Lavandaio, Dosso Pelato, San Giuseppe and Cassinazza.

The first traces of human settlement date back to 300-200 B.C.. During medieval times, Orsenigo was an important castle that played a significant role in 1100, in the war between Frederick I Barbarossa and the Milanese.

In 1441, the municipalities of Orsenigo and Parzano were granted as a fief to the Dal Verme counts by Duke Filippo Maria Visconti. Orsenigo and Parzano were first mentioned as part of the same territory in 1751, when administration methods for all State municipalities were inspected by the Royal Census Board in Milan for the Austrians. In 1753, this area was again divided into two separate entities: Orsenigo con Parzano and Orsenigo altra porzione, both belonging to the Duchy of Milan. Not until 1755, with subdivision of Lombardy into provinces, was the municipality of Orsenigo con Parzano added to the Province of Como. From 1807 to 1815, Orsenigo con Parzano was a part of the municipality of Alzate.

With the withdrawal of the Austrians, all modifications were voided and the rebuilt municipality of Orsenigo con Parzano once again became a part of the district of Erba.

In 1853, the municipality of Orsenigo, which included the town of Parzano, was officially and permanently proclaimed part of the Province of Como.

In 1900 , the painter Filippo Carcano (1840-1914), a pupil of Hayez, stayed in Orsenigo and painted many characteristic landscapes.

Among the monuments of particular interest we remember the imposing eighteen-century Villa Marelli, the Villa del Soldo Park, the Palazzo del Tergelio, the church of S.Biagio and the church of S. Martino.

Take me here: Orsenigo

Places

Alserio

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

Lake Alserio

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

Albese con Cassano

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

Albavilla

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

Lake Montorfano

A small green lake with cold water and a marvellous view of the Alps
  • Lakes
lago montorfano
3.81 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)
3.82 km

Lurago d'Erba

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

Erba

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

Lambrugo

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

Merone

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

Inverigo

The town of Villas
  • Villages
Inverigo
5.39 km

Ponte Lambro

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

Longone al Segrino

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

Rogeno

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Rogeno
6.79 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
6.86 km

Eupilio

A literary name was given to Eupilio, between Lake Segrino and Lake Pusiano
  • Active & Green
Eupilio
7.35 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
7.39 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
7.46 km

Lake Segrino

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

Antonio Ratti Foundation

The fame of the Comasche silks has crossed every border. Founded in 1945, Tessitura Serica Ratti makes Como the Silk City
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ratti Foundation
8.42 km

Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

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

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
8.57 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
8.85 km

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
8.89 km

Como gourmet walking tour with wine and food tasting

  • Art & Culture
Como gourmet walking tour with wine and food tasting
8.98 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
8.98 km

Como tour with cruise on the lake

  • Art & Culture
Como tour with cruise on the lake
9.01 km

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

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

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

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

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
9.91 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

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

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
9.91 km

Where to sleep

B & B L'ORA SESTA DI PIFFERI GAUDENZIO

Orsenigo
B & B  L'ORA SESTA DI PIFFERI GAUDENZIO
331 mt

B & B IL SEGNO VERDE

Anzano del Parco
B & B  IL SEGNO VERDE
1.37 km

ALBAVILLA HOTEL & CO

Albavilla
ALBAVILLA HOTEL & CO
2.07 km

CAMP. MONTORFANO

Montorfano
CAMP. MONTORFANO
2.13 km

'RC GROUP SRL

Albese con Cassano
'RC GROUP SRL
2.14 km

B & B HEIDI DI ZALTRON FIORELLA

Albavilla
B & B  HEIDI DI ZALTRON FIORELLA
2.14 km

B & B VILLA MARGOT DI CONTI MASSIMILIANO GIORGIO

Albavilla
B & B  VILLA MARGOT DI CONTI MASSIMILIANO GIORGIO
2.24 km

OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO

Albese con Cassano
OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO
2.54 km

PODERE IL CIGNO

Erba
PODERE IL CIGNO
2.76 km

B & B CA' MONETA DI BELLOTTI LUCIA EMILIA LETIZIA

Albavilla
B & B  CA' MONETA DI BELLOTTI LUCIA EMILIA LETIZIA
2.83 km

CASCINA MIRANDOLA

Albese con Cassano
CASCINA MIRANDOLA
3.03 km

B & B LA QUIETE DI PARRAVICINI LUCA FILIPPO

Albavilla
B & B  LA QUIETE DI PARRAVICINI LUCA FILIPPO
3.13 km

LAPRIMULA NUOVA SAS - BRUSCO ROOMS

Capiago Intimiano
LAPRIMULA NUOVA SAS - BRUSCO ROOMS
3.13 km

B & B MENTA E LILLA'

Erba
B & B  MENTA E LILLA'
3.17 km

TRATTORIA LOCANDA SAN GIUSEPPE

Erba
TRATTORIA LOCANDA SAN GIUSEPPE
3.25 km

B & B IL MONTESINO

Albese con Cassano
B & B  IL MONTESINO
3.3 km

B & B IL COLIBRI' DI DAVERIO ILARIA

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

CUCINA DELLE AGRIDEE

Tavernerio
CUCINA DELLE AGRIDEE
3.48 km

NASTRO AZZURRO

Monguzzo
NASTRO AZZURRO
3.56 km

B & B A CASA DI GIORGIO DI ARMELIN DOMENICO

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