ORRIDO DI BELLANO – NATURAL WATERFALL AND GORGE BELLANO LAKE COMO

Published in Lakecomostyle.com

One of Italy’s most beautiful natural spectacles is just 90 km from Milan. It’s called the Orrido di Bellano. A natural waterfall and gorge carved into the rocky mountainside of the pre-alps in the city of Bellano on Lake Como.

It is said to be in the making for over 15 million years. It’s a natural gorge carved by glacial waters of the Pioverna Streams. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the northern town of Bellano , it’s only a 40 minute drive from Lecco.

Orrido means ‘horrific’,  it’s named that because of the howling echo noise the waters make in the caves. Bellanese poet Sigismondo Boldoni described it as Orrore di un’orrenda orrendezza”  Horror of  horific horridness .”  The name has hence stuck.

Catwalks and walkways have been built for visitors to walk inside the gorge. It is a little scary at first, but…

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