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Tre Corni alla Rocchetta: Leonardo’s Landscape

Where
Ponte San Michele, Paderno d'Adda (LC)

Soon after the Paderno bridge, in the deep, green ravine dug by centuries of flowing water, the riverbed changes suddenly.

A series of rocks, spurs and crags break its gentle, quiet course into foamy rapids. The characteristic Tre Corni of Paderno rise out of the river bed at this point. Breaking against the rocks in in a variety of stone named “ceppo dell’Adda”, the water creates turbulent waves.

Hence, considering the features of this river segment, the idea of building a canal for boats sailing from Lecco was conceived already in the 1500s. This is the site depicted in Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings, a recurrent stop on his journeys along the river Adda.

In the background of the painting "Virgin of the Rocks" (1483-1486) we notice the segment of the river Adda with the "Tre Corni alla Rocchetta".

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Places

Bridge of Paderno d'Adda

Also known as the Rothlisberger Bridge it is a rail-road traffic and connects Paderno and Calusco through the Adda River
  • Art & Culture
Bridge of Paderno d'Adda
152 mt

Naviglio di Paderno

It was a product of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci who in the early 16th century was a guest of Count Melzi in Vaprio d'Adda.
  • Navigli
Naviglio di Paderno
1.24 km

Church of san paolo in imbersago

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Paolo in Imbersago
2.68 km

Madonna del bosco sanctuary

The Imbersago Sanctuary is a valuable monument of Lombard Baroque and stands in a panoramic position on the Adda Valley
  • Religious Tourism
Madonna del Bosco Sanctuary
2.68 km

Cornate d'Adda

In the province of Monza e Brianza, the history of Cornate d'Adda goes back a long way and starts with water.
  • Art & Culture
Cornate d'Adda, Centrale idroelettrica Esterle
3.99 km

Villa Paradiso Golf Club

Villa Paradiso Golf Club is situated in the splendid Adda Natural Park, just 20 minutes from Milan and Bergamo.
  • Golf
Villa Paradiso Golf Club, Cornate d’Adda (MB)
5.44 km

Montevecchia and Curone Valley Park

  • Active & Green
motevecchia collina
5.88 km

Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore

  • Religious Tourism
Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore, Churches of Bergamo
6.7 km

Golf Brianza Country Club

Golf Brianza Country Club is located in the south of Lake Como in a charming and wavy natural amphitheater.
  • Golf
Golf Brianza Country Club
8.39 km

Naviglio Martesana

Also called 'Naviglio Piccolo', it is the canal that connects Milan with the river Adda
  • Navigli
Naviglio Martesana
8.62 km

From Lecco to the Martesana Canal

  • Cycle Tourism
Borgo di Pescarenico on the Adda river
9.12 km

Visconti Castle

From the tower of the Castle the view of the river and of the surrounding territory is priceless, from the Pre-Alps to the plain
  • Art & Culture
Visconti castle
9.53 km

Vimercate

From the Vimercate district museum to the jewels of little Oreno. Discover what to visit in Vimercate.
  • Art & Culture
Vimercate
9.87 km

Leonardo Adda Ecomuseum

Open-air museum along the Paderno Canal in which to rediscover the historical, artistic and naturalistic events of the territory
  • Art & Culture
Adda Leonardo Ecomuseum
10.57 km

Park North Adda

  • Parks
Park North Adda
10.8 km

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza It is a very technical course is located just 13 km from Bergamo and 50 km from Milan.
  • Golf
Golf Club Bergamo l'Albenza, Almenno San Bartolomeo (BG)
11.27 km

Crespi d'Adda Workers Village

  • Unesco Sites
Crespi d'Adda Workers Village
11.36 km

Former Convent and Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Brugora

  • Art & Culture
Ex Monastero e Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo di Brugora
12.41 km

Almenno San Bartolomeo

The village, at the beginning of the Imagna Valley,offers beautiful itineraries through Romanesque architecture and nature.
  • Art & Culture
ALMENNO SAN BARTOLOMEO_VILLA MALLIANA DEI CONTI MALLIANI
12.6 km

La Rotonda, Tregasio

In the Tregasio district of Triuggio (Monza e Brianza), the Rotonda is a small neoclassical Pantheon.
  • Art & Culture
La Rotonda, Tregasio
12.62 km

Activities

E-Bike BH Rebell Lite

  • Cycle Tourism
E-Bike BH Rebell Lite
8.24 km

Leolandia entrance tickets

  • Active & Green
Leolandia entrance tickets
10.65 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
12.75 km

Where to sleep

ETRUSCO

Calusco d'Adda
ETRUSCO
254 mt

B&B ADMIRAMINI

Robbiate
B&B ADMIRAMINI
962 mt

ROMANI'

Calusco d'Adda
ROMANI'
1.93 km

B&B ANEMONI

Imbersago
B&B ANEMONI
2.29 km

MELAS

Merate
MELAS
2.45 km

B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE

Merate
B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE
3.02 km

FATTORIA LAGHETTO

Merate
FATTORIA LAGHETTO
3.41 km

B&B CASCINA VEDU'

Merate
B&B CASCINA VEDU'
3.42 km

BEST WESTERN SOLAF BUSINESS HOTEL

Medolago
BEST WESTERN SOLAF BUSINESS HOTEL
3.58 km

DA GIOVANNI

Carvico
DA GIOVANNI
3.78 km

AZIENDA AGRICOLA SOCIALE AVANTI FRUTTA DI SALA LUIGI

Cornate d'Adda
AZIENDA AGRICOLA SOCIALE AVANTI FRUTTA DI SALA LUIGI
3.9 km

VILLA MARIUCCIA

Villa d'Adda
VILLA MARIUCCIA
3.93 km

B&B IL GATTO CHE RIDE

Carvico
B&B IL GATTO CHE RIDE
3.97 km

B&B MARIGOLD

Merate
B&B MARIGOLD
4.07 km

CAV CASA SOFIA DI LUISELLA CAVALLI

Merate
CAV CASA SOFIA DI LUISELLA CAVALLI
4.19 km

B&B GAVARDO

Villa d'Adda
B&B GAVARDO
4.24 km

B&B BRIANZA EST

Cernusco Lombardone
B&B BRIANZA EST
4.51 km

B&B LA CASA DI GIUSY

Osnago
B&B LA CASA DI GIUSY
4.54 km

LOCANDA PAPA' NENE'

Osnago
LOCANDA PAPA' NENE'
4.56 km

B&B VILLA ENRICA

Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII
B&B VILLA ENRICA
4.63 km