The scenic beauty of Brianza and the willingness of preserve and safeguard these places and landscapes are behind the birth of the numerous parks that offer many recreation opportunities to the visitors of these places.
Regional Park Valle del Curone:
many paths are present in the park; they go through the whole protected area. It is an area that is very diversified, where cultivated terraces alternate with grassy hills, only interrupted by the intense green of the wood and dotted with some typical farmhouses, some of which were turned into restaurants. The highest spot of the park is the hill of Montevecchia with the Sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Carmelo, a place of great devotion, from where it is possible to enjoy a splendid view.
Adda Nord Park:
It is entirely crossed by Adda River, which, coming out from Lake Como in Lecco, has slowly dragged its own riverbed towards the plain. The whole park territory is rich in significant historical witnesses, from bridges to fortification works risen in the centuries, to the castles of Trezzo and Cassano and the historical monumental power plants, which exploit the river waters. Leonardo Da Vinci’s touch can still be seen, since he designed the channel systems to navigate from Como Lake to Milan or to one of the many places that were the scene of the events quoted in the Promessi Sposi. A walk or a ride with the bike in this park will offer splendid scenarios where nature is the absolute protagonist between swans, mallards and gier-eagles.
Monte Barro park:
Monte Barro is an isolated mountain range, from which you can enjoy stunning views upon the hills of Brianza with its glacial lakes, the Adda valley, Grigna mountains, Lecco with its lake and mountains. The beauty of the landscapes that can be admired from all the mountain sides and in particular from the summit will leave every spectator amazed.
here is a park that has nothing to envy to Versailles or Caserta. It is considered to be the “green” jewel of Monza, the Park was established with the aim of making a model of an agricultural estate and a hunting reserve for the king of Italy. 700 hectares wide, it is surrounded by a 14 km city wall and it is the biggest enclosed Park in Europe. Inside it is possible to discover many corners, scenarios, buildings of great interest, among these the palace and other villas of delight, farmhouses from the 19th century, mills and sports facilities like the track used for Formula One races, as well as wonderful fields and woodland areas. Guided tours are also organized in the park, these are always charming for nature and architecture lovers.
Monte di Brianza:
Luna del Colle Bed and Breakfast is located on the southern slopes of this mountain, which rises between the plain and the Adda valley. Monte di Brianza, formed of three heights that reach almost half a mile, is crossed by more than 70km of paths and mule tracks, which are visited by walkers, cyclists, mushrooms hunters, but also by families chasing green and peace. On top rises the convent of San Genesio, an old Camaldolese monastery, beside which you can find the Alpine chalet. Behind the B&B you can find the “Sentierone di Brianza”, a path that starts from Arcore and follows the mountain ridge of Montevecchia hill, Monte di Brianza and Barro up until Lecco, creating an actual green way between Milan and the lake, with amazing views on the whole territory.