Orrido di Nesso

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G.B.
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Try not to arrive at rush hour because parking is not easy, but this place offers you a particular view. Cited by Leonardo da Vinci and used as a set by the great Alfred Hitchcock,to get there you will have to face a short walk along the stairs of the village(300 steps), but the view is definitely worth it. Stop and admire the lake, near the bridge, with the sound of the waterfall in the background. It is definitely worth it.
Written February 22, 2021
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a c
Wirral, UK181 contributions
Couples
We visited Nesso waterfall. This is a beautiful stunning place. Fabulous photographs to be taken. We travelled by bus from Bellagio , bus C30 to Como approx 30 minutes bus ride. After leaving the bus, take the pathway to the right and travel down a cobbled pathway . Wear sensible shoes. Possibly a 10 minute walk down hill. Its is breathtaking. Afterwards we took the bus again to visit Como
Written June 11, 2022
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AT101
Milan, Italy359 contributions
Couples
You should stop here, just few km away from the crowd in Como city center, this is a must for tourists and not.
Written February 28, 2021
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EllaDexter
Sydney, Australia1,776 contributions
Couples
“Più su 2 miglia è Nesso, terra dove cade uno fiume con grande empito, per una grandissima fessura di monte. Queste gite son da fare nel mese di maggio” (Leonardo da Vinci, Codex Atlanticus). In English: “Two miles higher up there is Nesso, a place where a river falls with great violence into a vast rift in the mountain. These trips are to be made in the month of May.”

Nesso is a sleepy village, clinging to the hills that rise from the shoreline of Lago di Como about half way between Como and Bellagio. We made it our base for a week long visit to the lake.

It has the feeling of being mostly overlooked by the tourists that flock to Lago di Como’s better known gems. That (obviously) included us, as it was not until the last day of our stay - on a glorious, mid-May afternoon - that we took da Vinci’s advice, and set off to visit the Orrido di Nesso (Nesso ravine or gorge).

As the Orrido was formed by the confluence of two streams - the Tuf and Nosè, which tumble some 200 meters from the Val di Nosèe the into the lake - one of the best places to see it is one of Nesso’s other main attractions, the Ponte della Civera. Likely to be of Roman origin, the Ponte della Civera spans the gorge on Lago di Como’s shore.

The place we were staying was quite high up the hill, so we had a pleasant walk down through the village with great views up to the 15th century Castello di San Lorenzo, across village of Nesso itself and down to the lake. From the main road - the Strada Statale - it’s another 300 or so steps down to the shoreline and the Orrido. You then approach the Ponte della Civera and the Orrido through a covered stone walkway, with arched openings looking across to Brienno.

Standing on the Ponte, looking up at the gorge… who knows, but we may even have been standing in exactly the same spot where Leonardo da Vinci once stood. Frankly, the waterfall wasn’t all that impressive. However, that really didn’t matter - it was once admired by one of the best known artists in history, and we were following in his footsteps. And the Ponte and surrounding buildings are very picturesque.

Afterwards, we climbed back up through Nesso to the Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo (it was closed when were there), then back up to the Strada Statale where we stopped for an aperitivo on the terrace of the Locanda Tre Rose, overlooking the lake and watched the sun set. (Spritz con Aperol, anyone?)

A truly great afternoon…
Written October 3, 2014
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Di Leo
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Charming, beautiful, romantic..,must do! Took the bus from Bellagio to Nesso.. got off at Piazza Castello...and took THE ONLY Street , as the locals call it “la Strada”... a loadfull of steps down to the old Roman Bridge...all worth every step down...AND back up! Do It...don’t bypass this one!!
Written September 29, 2019
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Trilingual2007
London, UK87 contributions
Probably the only thing to see in Nesso, however we were staying here during our visit on Lake Como so every time we wanted to take the boat on the lake we had a chance to see this lovely bridge which is just next to Nesso's 'harbour'... You can also swimming around and under the bridge, people were jumping off the bridge in the lake! I would suggest to come by lake and not by foot from the village on top as it is a lot of stairs...!
Written August 30, 2019
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icrina53
Havant, UK38 contributions
Family
Lovely place to see and have a swim , what everyone fails to mention is the over 100 steps that you need to take to go down, which is fine but when coming back up is a different story 😂 thought I’m in pretty good shape until this , it is a job 😂 but a good laugh 👍
Written August 30, 2018
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Sagir E
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Family
Perfect town to pass through great views of the lake and surrounding area. A hidden gem. Would definitely recommend for a day trip for culture.
Written May 16, 2017
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Orvokki66
Nesso, Italy17 contributions
Nesso is a peaceful and an authentic Italian village village between Como and Bellagio. You´ll get best view to the waterfall and the gorge when you´ll walk down to the lake front and stand on the old Roman bridge. The view is very impressive, especially after a rainy day.
Written November 3, 2016
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Paolo Cinque
Como, Italy10 contributions
Couples
Incredible location in Northern Italy, in the small town of Nesso, on the Lake Como. I suggest ti visit it at sunset.
Written March 8, 2021
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