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Ponte Lambro

A journey in time on the banks of the lake

Where
Via Roma, 23, Ponte Lambro (CO)
Contacts
+39 031 623240
Official site

Halfway between Como and Lecco, between the mountains in the Triangolo Lariano lies Ponte Lambro, a town that came about thanks to the building of a bridge for crossing the River Lambro, formed by gradual merging of the old villages of Ponte, Busnigallo, Fucina, Lezza and Mazzonio.

In a strategic position, during the first half of the nineteenth century, this town had so many factories, spinning and twisting mills it even attracted the attention of merchants and businessmen from abroad.

One of these, the Englishman George Robinson, opened a large spinning mill and fitted it out with cutting-edge machinery, bringing about a decisive turning point for the town’s economy, which already boasted three paper mills and two stone and sand quarries. Even before the arrival of the textile factories, in the Middle Ages the land provided work for the town and the most advanced point of local economy were the vineyards in Lezza, owned by the convent of San Bernardo.

From the sixteenth century, the town relied on the resources of the River Lambro, and its water was used to power several mills, a press and a forge, fucina in Italian, in the aptly named village of Fucina, and in Busnigallo, as well as a series of mills, from the eighteenth century on it also provided power for a paper works and the first silk mills.

The industrial boom came to Ponte Lambro in the nineteenth century with construction in 1840 of the first building by the English entrepreneur called “Filatojo Robinson , and together with industrial development of the entire area of Brianza this led to the subsequent creation of the very first cotton mill. Over the years and employing more than 1500 workers, this cotton mill determined the current layout of the town, creating separate districts and generating a sort of “industrial village” with houses for the blue- and white-collar works and the residences of the managing owners.

This place has a vocation for enterprise as old as its history, linked in no small way to the presence of the River Lambro.

Take me here: Ponte Lambro

Places

Erba

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

Longone al Segrino

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

Eupilio

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

Albavilla

Albavilla has a very ancient history and it is one of the towns on the banks of Lake Alserio.
  • Active & Green
Albavilla
4.24 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
4.74 km

Pusiano

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

Lake Alserio

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

Merone

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

Alserio

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

Il Cornizzolo and Triangolo Lariano Ridge

  • Active & Green
cornizzolo panorama
5.83 km

Bosisio Parini

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

Albese con Cassano

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

Rogeno

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Rogeno
6.44 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
6.53 km

Orsenigo

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

Basilica of San Pietro al Monte

Basilica of San Pietro al Monte: a walk to a treasure in the wood
  • Religious Tourism
san pietro al monte
7.3 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
7.86 km

Lambrugo

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

Lurago d'Erba

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

Lake Montorfano

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

Events

Il Fiume Adda. Di immagine in immagine, tra tempo e luce

Palazzo delle Paure
Piazza XX Settembre, 22, Lecco
16/02/2021 - 26/09/2021
  • Art & Culture
Il Fiume Adda. Di immagine in immagine, tra tempo e luce
13 km

Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

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Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
11.01 km

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
11.01 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
11.11 km

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

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

Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno

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

Lake Como and Bellagio day trip from Como

  • Lakes
Lake Como and Bellagio day trip from Como
11.16 km

In the footsteps of Leonardo walking along Lake Como

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

Lake Como food tour

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como food tour
11.21 km

Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride

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

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
11.3 km

Como walking food tour

  • Food & Wine
Como walking food tour
11.31 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
11.39 km

Brienno, The Labyrint Village!

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Brienno, The Labyrint Village!
11.48 km

Lake Como Villas

  • Lakes
Lake Como Villas
11.6 km

Cook with us - Lake Como

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

Private opening of a medieval castle over Lake Como

  • Art & Culture
Private opening of a medieval castle over Lake Como
11.7 km

Half-day sailing experience on Lake Como

  • Lakes
Half-day sailing experience on Lake Como
12.04 km

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

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E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards
12.29 km

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

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Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
12.29 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

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

Where to sleep

B & B CASA_B DI BRAMBILLA GIANCARLA

Erba
B & B  CASA_B DI BRAMBILLA GIANCARLA
1.47 km

J&J HOUSE DI LEONARDI JILL

Caslino d'Erba
J&J HOUSE DI LEONARDI JILL
1.77 km

CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE SUB 716

Erba
CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE SUB 716
2.15 km

CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE (SUB 715)

Erba
CASA VACANZE IMMOBILIARE CENTRALE (SUB 715)
2.15 km

APPARTAMENTO ROVERE DI BUTTI ELEONORA

erba
APPARTAMENTO ROVERE DI BUTTI ELEONORA
2.62 km

CASA VACANZE DI S.C.M. S.R.L.

Eupilio
CASA VACANZE DI S.C.M. S.R.L.
2.93 km

B & B IL COLIBRI' DI DAVERIO ILARIA

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

B & B MENTA E LILLA'

Erba
B & B  MENTA E LILLA'
3.43 km

B & B HEIDI DI ZALTRON FIORELLA

Albavilla
B & B  HEIDI DI ZALTRON FIORELLA
4.51 km

ALPETTO DI TORNO

Sormano
ALPETTO DI TORNO
5.47 km

OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO

Albese con Cassano
OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO
5.83 km

LA CAVALLINA

Monguzzo
LA CAVALLINA
5.95 km

RIFUGIO MARISA CONSIGLIERE

Civate
RIFUGIO MARISA CONSIGLIERE
6 km

RIFUGIO RIELLA

Faggeto Lario
RIFUGIO RIELLA
6.1 km

B & B LE MAGNOLIE DI BRANCA STEFANO

Faggeto Lario
B & B LE MAGNOLIE DI BRANCA STEFANO
6.23 km

B & B AQUARELLE DI BONINCONTRO MARIA LUISA

Faggeto Lario
B & B  AQUARELLE DI BONINCONTRO MARIA LUISA
6.23 km

AMOLINA - RENTAL LAKE COMO SRL

Faggeto Lario
AMOLINA - RENTAL LAKE COMO SRL
6.48 km

B & B IL MONTESINO

Albese con Cassano
B & B  IL MONTESINO
6.6 km

B & B CASA YANANTIN

Lasnigo
B & B  CASA YANANTIN
6.68 km

LA CASA DEL MULINO DIP. IL CORAZZIERE

Merone
LA CASA DEL MULINO DIP. IL CORAZZIERE
6.71 km