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Touristic itineraries
Take advantage of the agriturismo's ideal location in the heart of Montevecchia Park by taking beautiful, relaxing walks on the trails and footpaths.

You will find many different species of flora and fauna and their natural environments. There are three main types of habitats: petrifying springs, so called thin meadow, and the damp woods.

The park, which includes the Curone Valley, the Montevecchia mountains, and the plains area through which the Molgora river and its tributaries all run, is the last green area in the eastern section of Brianza where the natural landscape blends harmoniously with human settlings.

In the Curone and Molgora river valleys, you can still find well-preserved geomorphological faunal and vegetational elements, such as riparian underbrush on the valley floor, and forest formations on the steeper mountain sides.

There are also numerous archaeological and architectural findings: Neolithic villages from the Iron Age, remains of Roman fortifications, and a Baroque sanctuary on the Montevecchia summit.

You can find various books on the park at the agriturismo, as well as a detailed map on the park's territory where marked paths, small villages and buildings of particular interest, panoramic views, ornithological observation points, and parking spaces are all highlighted.

This and other information is available at the Management Consortium of Montececchia Park and Curone Valley ( www.parcocurone.it ), loc. Cascina Butto, Montevecchia, tel. +39 039 9930384.

Mail: info@parcocurone.it

La Valletta Brianza (Perego)

The settlement along side the Rovagnate valley is very quaint, dominated by the elegant clock tower. The ruins of the medieval castle are still visible, especially the two towers and the old parish from the XIIIth century which was recently restored to be used as a multi-function room. Another interesting historical site is the old cloister of San Giovanni di Perego church. For information, Associazione Culturale Pelagus, via Cesare Cantu 1, 23888 Perego, LC.

Monte Barro Park ( www.parks.it/parco.monte.barro/ )

A group of isolated mountains in the hilly region between the Brianza and Lecco regions nearby the lake of Como . What it lacks in expansiveness, it makes up for in interesting aspects of nature, such as the presence of certain botanical species which found as far back as the pre-ice age period. The ample presence of precious wooded area allows certain animal species, especially both nesting and migratory birds, to thrive. They are all monitored by the Experimental Station of Roccolo di Costa Perla. There are also noteworthy geological formations (erratic boulders and outcrops), archaeological areas, Roman ruins, and historic architectural elements ( Santa Maria church, and the Camporeso complex).

Hours of the Museo Etnografico dell'Alta Brianza ( Ethnographic Museum of the Northern Brianza Region), Camporeso, municipal district of Galbiate ( Lecco ).
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: from 9:00 to 12:30, and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Entrance 2 Euros, free for senior citizens over 65.