Piani Resinelli and the spectacular walkway on the Belvedere, starting from Parco Valentino in Lecco
THE Resinelli plans (from the name of the family that owned it), are a 1200 meter high plateau in the Lombard Prealps, which extends over the municipalities of Lecco, Abbadia Lariana, Mandello del Lario And Ballabio.
This place is easily reachable by car from Lecco and Milan, passing from the city at 1400 meters of pure charm.
THE Resinelli plans they offer many experiences different ones that adapt to every taste and age: trekking, relaxation, climbing and a unique place for those who love taking photographs.
The Belvedere most beautiful in Lombardy is located here in Valsassina, a perfect place for a Sunday with the family, a walk as a couple or with friends. Easily reachable from Brianza, Lecco and Milan.
Origins of the Resinelli Plans
Its origins are very ancient, dating back to the 17th century when the Alippi family began to use them as a mountain pasture. At the end of the 19th century the first refuges were built: in 1899 that of the Milanese mountaineering society, and in 1911 the Carlo Porta refuge.
At the beginning of the 20th century, however, the first driveway was built that connected Ballabio to Resinelli plans.
After it there was a boom in tourism and from there the construction of refuges, hotels, and above all ski resorts. Right here in 1913 the SEL (Lecco hiking society) organized the first Italian championships.
In the 80s, however, the decline began. Attendance dropped and the snow also began to decrease, so the facilities were abandoned.
Resinelli plans: what to do
THE Resinelli plans are located at the foot of the famous Grignetta, for this reason they have become the starting point for many excursions:
- CLIMBING: If you love mountains and climbing you are in the right place, numerous paths start from here, more or less steep, which have been a training ground for many Spiders, among which the large one stands out Riccardo Cassin.
- TREKKING: If, however, you prefer a quieter activity, you can choose a beautiful one trekking at Valentino Park, an easy walk, lasting about an hour. This is a very tourist destination, as it allows you to reach both the Mount Coltignone, be the la Panoramic walkway on the Belvedere.
- ADVENTURE PARK: next to the entrance to the valentino park, there is also another noteworthy park, the adventure park. It is made up of 11 treetop routes, which will have you walking on Tibetan bridges, log walkways and zip ropes, equipped with a harness and carabiners.
- MINING PARK: at Piani Resinelli it is possible to visit the lead mines, operational from the 16th century until the Second World War, known for having brought considerable development to the Lecco steel sector.
The beautiful location at the foot of the Grigne Group offers a spectacular view panoramic view of Lake Como, the perspective from this point is so suggestive that in the winter season we have to call this view "Larius Fjords“, in true Norwegian style.
Parco Valentino: paths and panoramic point
The brand new panoramic walkway is certainly one of the most sought-after destinations of the Resinelli Plans, a balcony suspended in the air that will allow you to admire the spectacular view of the Lecco branch of Lake Como.
Reaching it is simple, you must access the Valentino Park for free and follow the directions on the route to the viewpoint.
After a pleasant walk of about 20 minutes and a slight slope, you can admire the suggestive view from this panoramic point, one of the most beautiful in the entire Lario. The cantilevered walkway of approximately 12 meters will open up a view of over 180 degrees that will take your breath away.
When the sky allows it, it is possible to see Brianza, Monte Barro, the Lombardy lakes, the Canzo horns and Val Brona.
Path towards Monte Coltignone and Cima Paradiso
From this point it is possible to go back or continue following the different directions, such as those towards Mount Coltignone, about twenty minutes away on a narrow and slightly uphill path.
A less broad perspective, but certainly exciting towards the majestic Mount Resegone and on the Valsassina.
From the Mount Coltignone it is possible to continue the tour following the path towards Cima Paradiso, a large park perfect where you can have a picnic or play with the children, and then return to the starting point thus closing the ring.
These walks are accessible to everyone, simple, relatively short and exciting. Perfect paths also for a family walk even with children, but it is better to avoid strollers.
Adventure Park: perfect experience for families
If you want an experience immersed in nature this is the one for you, the Piani Resinelli Adventure Park.
Located in the splendid natural setting of the Grigne at 1300 meters and offers 11 different routes aimed at adventurers of all ages to have fun among the trees and play 90 different games in nature.
To complete the experience, there is an area equipped for having a nice picnic under the shade of the fir trees and with your feet in the grass.
For more information visit the site resinellitourlab.com
The mines of the Resinelli Plans
Another activity to do Resinelli plans and a visit to the mines dating back to the Renaissance period, an interesting and educational adventure for both adults and children.
Visits to the Piani Resinelli mining park are permitted all year round only by reservation and based on the weather. You can find all the information here.
How to get to Piani Resinelli
THE Resinelli plans they are easily reachable by car, from State Road 36 of Lake Como and Spluga in the direction of Lecco.
If you arrive from Lecco and Milan you must follow the signs for Valsassina.
Once you reach the Ballabio roundabout, take the second exit towards Resinelli plans, from here a series of hairpin bends (14 to be exact) will take you to the mountains, to breathe the fresh air in summer with the many activities that can be done and to enjoy moments in the snow with bobsleighs and sleds in winter .
There are no slopes equipped for winter sports.
Car park Piani Resinelli
There are several possibilities parking at Piani Resinelli, we recommend the first car parks that you reach after having passed all the hairpin bends going up from the road that leads to Resinelli.
Here are the two car parks we are referring to:
They are both free, continuing towards Valentino Park you will find some bars where you can have breakfast or enjoy an aperitif and after a few minutes you will arrive at the park entrance.
Alternatively you can drive to the Resinelli mines, and you will be even closer to the park.
To you the choice.
Panoramic walkway on the Belvedere from Valentino Park in Lecco
To add value and beauty to Resinelli plans, stands out panoramic walkway on the Belvedere, inaugurated last November, which cantilevers out for about 12 meters overlooking Lake Como.
To reach it, just start from Valentino park, take the path on the right and walk for about an hour, on an easy road suitable for everyone.
Once you arrive you can look out from this balcony and enjoy a breathtaking view of the basin lake Lecco, on the Briantei lakes, and on the Canzo horns.
In conclusion, we can say that i Resinelli plans they offer so many natural wonders that a visit at least once in your life is a must.
Belvedere walkway of Piani Resinelli: How to get there?
The path that leads to Belvedere walkway of the Resinelli plans it is the simplest, but at the same time the most spectacular from a landscape point of view.
The path that leads to Belvedere walkway part to the right of the large, tall building that you will surely notice (unfortunately), a information sign will help you by showing you all the possible stages and itineraries.
As soon as you take the path you will find the entrance gate to the Valentino Park and subsequently the Villa Gerosa Museum.
After passing the museum, continue along the dirt path, crossing a thick forest of beech and ash trees which will take you to see the panoramic walkway overlooking the Lake Como.
Once you reach it, let yourself be carried away by the incredible beauty of the panorama in front of you which embraces the Lecco branch of Lake Como, The Lake Garlate, some Brianza lakes, the Monte Barro hey Horns of Canzo.