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    • Leonardo

Leonardo Adda Ecomuseum

Open-air museum along the Paderno Canal in which to rediscover the historical, artistic and naturalistic events of the territory

Where
Sede amministrativa
Casa del Custode delle Acque, Via Alzaia Sud 3, Vaprio d'Adda (MI)
Contacts

The Adda di Leonardo Ecomuseum owes its genesis to the successful intuition of Mario Roveda and the Rotarian Committee, who proposed that the locks of the Paderno canal be restored, along with the Adda Nord Park.

The Adda di Leonardo Ecomuseum, with its precious mosaic of aquatic landscapes and incredibly original sites, considered to be authentic Lombard treasures, represents and promotes the local culture. The Ecomuseum, which includes the Adda Nord Park, promotes an area located in the provinces of Lecco, Milan and Bergamo. Its most distinctive characteristic is the presence of water. Its territory, with charming views, winds along the river Adda and is home to the canals of Paderno and Martesana.

What makes this place so original are the signs left behind by Leonardo da Vinci, who lived in the area from 1507 to 1513, where he made major cultural, theoretical and practical contributions.

The historical traces include Celtic, Roman and Lombard vestiges, the hydraulic reclamation efforts made by the Benedictines in the Early Middle Ages, the Renaissance and medieval castles, churches, shrines, hydroelectric power plants, factories and cotton-spinning mills from the turn of the century and the Workers' Village of Crespi (a UNESCO world heritage site) .

As they travel along the river, visitors will hear the harmonious sound of the water, the strong scents of nature and most importantly, understand the identity, the hard work and the passion of the communities that have inhabited and continue to inhabit these places.

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Places

Park North Adda

  • Parks
Park North Adda
248 mt

Crespi d'Adda Workers Village

  • Unesco Sites
Crespi d'Adda Workers Village
807 mt

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
1.05 km

From Lecco to the Martesana Canal

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

Naviglio Martesana

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

Villa Melzi d'Eril

Villa Melzi is a residential villa belonging to the Melzi family that looks out onto the River Adda
  • Art & Culture
Villa Melzi D'Eril
2.95 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)
5.13 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
6.92 km

Tre Corni alla Rocchetta: Leonardo’s Landscape

  • Leonardo
Tre Corni alla Rocchetta
10.57 km

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
10.58 km

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
11.8 km

Vimercate

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

Church of san paolo in imbersago

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Paolo in Imbersago
13.08 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
13.08 km

Pagazzano Castle

  • Art & Culture
Pagazzano Castle, Castles in Lombardy
13.62 km

Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens

A small naturist laboratory where the passion and the art of the workers bring together exotic plants with the indigenous ones
  • Active & Green
Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens
13.66 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
13.95 km

Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore

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

The Prehistoric Park

Come to the park and discover the protagonists of the history and of the life on the Earth
  • Parks
The Prehistoric Park
14.61 km

San Sigismondo and Maria Assunta Church

  • Art & Culture
San Sigismondo and Maria Assunta Church
14.77 km

Activities

Leolandia entrance tickets

  • Active & Green
Leolandia entrance tickets
757 mt

MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo

  • Active & Green
MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo
7.71 km

E-Bike BH Rebell Lite

  • Cycle Tourism
E-Bike BH Rebell Lite
9.16 km

Eat like a local not like a tourist

  • Lifestyle
Eat like a local not like a tourist
13.75 km

MTB Freeride – 2 days in the Orobie Alps, Bergamo

  • Active & Green
MTB Freeride – 2 days in the Orobie Alps, Bergamo
14.31 km

Riva speedboat experience on Lake Iseo and Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo

  • Lakes
Riva speedboat experience on Lake Iseo and Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo
14.93 km

Half-day wellness experience by private minivan from Bergamo

  • Wellness
Half-day wellness experience by private minivan from Bergamo
14.93 km

Full-day in Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo with lunch

  • Art & Culture
Full-day in Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo with lunch
14.94 km

Bergamo private lower town walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Bergamo private lower town walking tour
14.98 km

Where to sleep

B&B LA TORRE MEDIOEVALE

Filago
B&B LA TORRE MEDIOEVALE
3.16 km

HOTEL EDEN

Osio Sotto
HOTEL EDEN
4.82 km

VILLA FENIX OSIO SOTTO 2

Osio Sotto
VILLA FENIX OSIO SOTTO 2
5 km

B&B VILLA PARADISO

Cornate d'Adda
B&B VILLA PARADISO
5.93 km

VILLA GIULIA

Bonate Sotto
VILLA GIULIA
6.56 km

DIMORA SAN GIORGIO

Bonate Sotto
DIMORA SAN GIORGIO
7.4 km

ONE HOTEL

Dalmine
ONE HOTEL
7.94 km

HOTEL PARIGI 2

Dalmine
HOTEL PARIGI 2
8.12 km

HOTEL VALENTINO

Bellusco
HOTEL VALENTINO
8.63 km

AS HOTEL CAMBIAGO

Cambiago
AS HOTEL CAMBIAGO
8.87 km

DEVERO HOTEL

Cavenago di Brianza
DEVERO HOTEL
9.06 km

B&B SAN ROCCO

Bonate Sopra
B&B SAN ROCCO
9.3 km

B&B TREVIGLIO

Treviglio
B&B TREVIGLIO
10.31 km

SETTECENTO HOTEL

Presezzo
SETTECENTO HOTEL
10.48 km

MARILU'

Stezzano
MARILU'
10.95 km

CHARME ROOMS VILLA MORONI C1 PIAZZA LIBERTA'

Stezzano
CHARME ROOMS VILLA MORONI C1 PIAZZA LIBERTA'
11.15 km

AURORA

Spirano
AURORA
11.47 km

"BBKING ALLEGRA" VIA ALDO MORO 6/1 SUB. 12

Truccazzano
11.74 km

B&B DOROTINA

Mozzo
B&B DOROTINA
11.81 km

RESIDENCE SANT'ANNA

Ponte San Pietro
RESIDENCE SANT'ANNA
11.82 km