MONTE BARRO NATURAL RESERVE
The Barro Mountain divides the Lecco area and the western Como Lake’s one, from the Po valley to the northern area of Milan. Its geographical position contributed to the development of unique flora.
The Barro Mountain’s Natural Reserve was instituted to preserve its flora’s integrity.
The temperate climate facilitates the growth of “flora loca unica” and a natural reserve has been initiated on the Monte Barro.
The Barro Mountain is connected to the Galbiate village by a street that reaches the hostel and the nice church of Santa Maria al Barro. During summer, the street is car-free, but there is a shuttle service available.
Barro Mountain’s Natural Reserve is the best place to enjoy incredible trips surrounded by nature. You can enjoy an amazing view of the valley, lakes, pre-alps, and the Lecco area with the Como Lake, Resegone and Grignetta.
"How many times I’ve gone through the Barro Mountain’s tunnel. It marks the border between the Alps and the Como Lake with the Po valley. During winter, it may happen that north from the Barro Mountain the sun shines, while the valley is enshrouded in mist.
Many people don’t even imagine that the Barro Mountain is a green natural reserve where it is possible to enjoy a nice walk and an incredible view. The best moment I had, was during an evening visit to the little church of Santa Maria al Barro. At the end of the tour, I took a picture from the hermitage balcony that captured that amazing moment."
Besides the many tours, you can visit the Brianza Ethnographic Museum, the archaeological park with remains of the 5th century B.C., the flora center (CFA – Centro Della Flora Autoctona), and go rock climbing at the Camporesio cliff.
You can reach the highest peak of the Barro Mountain from the church of Santa Maria al Barro through a nice path with a 30-minute walk. For the more athletic, they can reach the peaks of the Barro Mountain from the Galbiate and Civate villages.
Besides the hostel, there are some seasonal restaurants and kiosks (Monte Barro hermitage restaurant, Galbiate Alpine Mountain Hut).
WHAT TO DO AND VISIT ON THE MONTE BARRO AND IN THE NEARBY AREA
ON THE MONTE BARRO
1. Reach the Barro Mountain’s peak and enjoy an incredible view.
2. Visit the Monte Barro's Natural reserve.
3. Go rock climbing at the Camporesio cliff.
4. Follow the many paths of the Barro Mountain to see its incredible flora.
5. Visit the little church of Santa Maria al Barro
IN THE NEARBY AREA
1. Enjoy the summer feeling at Lidi of the Como Lake in Parè and Malgrate
2. Reach the beautuful abbay of San Pietro al Monte.
3. Climbing on the Corni di Canzo and on the Grignetta Mountain.
4. Visit the city of Lecco and the cosy town of Malgrate.
5. Bike to the famous Bellagio across the hills and visit the museum of the bikers at the Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo.
7. Don't miss a visit of Como and Brunate.
8. Take a boat from the beautiful Varenna to Bellagio.
9. Visit the museum of Moto Guzzi in Mandello del Lario.
10. Paragliding adventure on the Monte Cornizzolo.
WHERE TO SLEEP NEARBY THE MONTE BARRO - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS
The Monte Barro is above the villages of Galbiate and Civate that offers fewer hotels and a number of holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation also in others villages of the area and in the city of Lecco.
Near the church of santa Maria al Barro is possible to sleep in some rooms of the Eremo del Monte Barro Hostel.
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HOW TO GET TO THE MONTE BARRO
Located between Como and Lecco above the village of Galbiate and Civate, the Monte Barro is reachble from these village by foot or car. In Summer, during the week-end a shuttle bus is available from the village of Galbiate.
Galbiate and Ciavate are connected by busses and train to Lecco and Como.
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