Nesso

The picturesque Civera Bridge at the entrance of the ravine.

Left: the cave in front contributes to creating the magical atmosphere of the village. To reach the shore
(only accessible by foot) you have to descend almost 350 steps.

Inside the ravine. A Nativity scene is set up in one of the caves every year at Christmas.

Right: the bay of Coatesa.

A stretch of the green, tortuous road that runs from Como to Bellagio near Nesso. This shore has different characteristics compared to the more trafficked western shore..

The steamer Concordia at Nesso.

The Castle of Nesso, which features three small towers decorated with flat-top merlons, served as a control point over lake traffic in medieval times. It became popular thanks to Bazzoni’s novel, The falcon of the Ravine, which recalls legendary historical events during the war between Giacomo Medici (also known as the Medeghino, squire of Musso) and the Dukedom of Milan. A salvo of cannon used to be fired at the passage of one of the first steamships over the lake (launched in 1843 and named after the novel Falcon of the Ravine (Falco della Rupe), to which the ship punctually responded with a steam whistle blast.