Piani dei Resinelli (Lake Como)

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Piani Resinelli
Lecco dai Resinelli.jpg
Piani Resinelli, Lecco Lake Como
Highest point
Elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Naming
Native name[Piani dei Resinelli] Error: {{Native name}}: missing language tag (help)  (language?)
Geography
LocationAbbadia Lariana, Lecco, Lake Como
CountriesItaly
Climbing
First ascent2

I Piani dei Resinelli o Piani Resinelli is a plateau of the Lombard Prealps, in the province of Lecco, between 1200 and 1300 m above sea level, at within the territory of the municipalities of Abbadia Lariana, Mandello del Lario, Ballabio and Lecco, on the slopes of the Grignetta, becoming a base for the relative excursions.

History[change | change source]

At the end of the 19th century the first shelters were built: in 1899 that of the Milanese excursionist society, in 1911 the Carlo Porta shelter. In 1917 the small church designed by the architect Paolo Mezzanotte dedicated to the Sacred Heart was built.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, with the spread of mountaineering and tourism, the need arose to connect the Piani, then reachable by mule track, to the valley floor via a driveway. The first project, carried out by the engineer Naco Guzzi, dates back to 1915, but the inauguration of the Strada Consortile Ballabio - Piani Resinelli arrives on 7 October 1936. The road that was owned by a consortium made up of the four municipalities of Ballabio, Abbadia Lariana , Mandello del Lario and Lecco, remained toll until 1980.

After the construction of the road, the Plans had a tourist development with the construction of shelters, hotels, holiday homes and ski resorts. The practice of skiing at Resinelli has very ancient origins. In February 1913 the SEL (Lecco Excursionist Society) organized the first Italian championships and later a ski jump was also built, which was later dismantled.

At the end of the 1950s the first ski lifts were built; in a few years three lifts were opened: the Coltignone and Baby ski lifts and the Campo Scuola ropeway. The locality could count on an excellent attendance, as it is excellent for both beginners and more experienced skiers, who could try their hand on the slopes served by the Coltignone ski lift. In the 1980s, the progressive decline in attendance and the ever-decreasing amount of snow brought the managers of the ski resorts into economic difficulty, which were thus abandoned, today only their ruins remain. During the thirties the Moto Guzzi administrator, Angelo Parodi, built his villa right here. Today his villa belongs to a lawyer from Lecco.

Description[change | change source]

At the end of the 19th century the first shelters were built: in 1899 that of the Milanese excursionist society, in 1911 the Carlo Porta shelter. In 1917 the small church designed by the architect Paolo Mezzanotte dedicated to the Sacred Heart was built.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, with the spread of mountaineering and tourism, the need arose to connect the Piani, then reachable by mule track, to the valley floor via a driveway. The first project, carried out by the engineer Naco Guzzi, dates back to 1915, but the inauguration of the Strada Consortile Ballabio - Piani Resinelli arrives on 7 October 1936. The road that was owned by a consortium made up of the four municipalities of Ballabio, Abbadia Lariana , Mandello del Lario and Lecco, remained toll until 1980.

Here the Calolden stream is born.

The mines[change | change source]

The Piani Resinelli Mining Park allows visitors to visit the lead-zinc mines located at 1300 m in the formation known as the "metalliferous dolomia". They were exploited from the 16th century until the Second World War.

The Adventure Park[change | change source]

The adventure park is located on the path that leads to the valentino park consisting of 11 paths in the trees suitable for everyone from 2 to 99 years old. The paths allow you to walk between one tree and another in complete safety equipped with a harness and carabiners, along Tibetan bridges, log walkways and zip line ropes.

Valentino Park[change | change source]

In 1961, following the donation made by the Lecco family Gerosa-Crotta to the Italian Touring Club of an area of ​​about 185 hectares extended north of Mount Coltignone, Parco Valentino was born in the Resinelli Plains, at the center of which is the naturalistic museum of the Grigne. .

Cycling[change | change source]

The Giro d'Italia arrived twice at Pian dei Resinelli.

Mountain climbing[change | change source]

Here the mountaineer and explorer Walter Bonatti took his first steps.

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Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Magni, Guida illustrata della Valsassina, 1926
  • Dino Brivio, Montagna facile, Itinerari lecchesi - Banca Popolare di Lecco 1980

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