Torriggia is a lovely lakeside town near Laglio with loads of charm. It is connected administratively to Laglio. It sits on the water's edge at Lake Como's narrowest point, across from Careno. The views are truly magical here. The road, Via Regina Vecchia, skirts the lake and offers nice glimpses of the water, the opposite shore, and the mountains rising up. Mt. Torriggia is a wonderful place for hiking, with hawks and migratory birds, lofty peaks and endless panoramas. Of course, there are water sports and boating on the lake.
The town has pastel villas decorated with abundant flowers, lining the narrow cobbled streets. It is a charming place with stone buildings, archways and stairways winding through the village, like a storybook town. The cemetery has an unusual feature, a 20 meter high pyramid that is a monument of Joseph Frank, a German doctor who loved the town and came here to live and retire. Much older are the funerary markers found from the Roman era, preserved in the civic museum. Also in the museum are some of the bones found in the nearby Buco del Orso, a cavern that tunnels into the hill. Here in the depths, cave explorers found bones of bear and other animals from prehistoric times. Some of them are displayed here while others are in the Natural History Museum in Milan. The cavern in an interesting spot, with a trail that follows a subterranean stream. There are stalactites and stalagmites, while strata layers are clearly visible on the rock walls. (Open by appointment; inquire at the town hall.)
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