The town of Colico is situated on the northern tip of Lake Como along the eastside and is shadowed by Mount Legnone which is approximately 1600 metres. This town has always been a significant part of the route through the Alpine passes; Valtellina, the Valchiavenna and the Passo dello Spluga (Splügen Pass),leading to Switzerland and Austria. Colico still preserves military fortitudes and these attract many tourists.
Colcio suffered a lot of destruction by various Armies passing through the town back in the 1400s. On top of this, the River Adda tended to flood on a regular basis leaving the town of Colico in chaos. However during the 1600s the Spaniards opened roads for the various passes as well as recovering the land of the Piani helped Colico become a prominent town once more. You can see the remains of the Spanish domination in the form of the fort that is located on the hill of Monteggiolo; Forte de Fuentes. The large marshy area of the Piani di Spagna has been made into a nature reserve where various bird species nest.
There are a variety of cafés, restaurants and pubs, which offer traditional food and wine. The “CROTTI” are small restaurants built into the caves of the mountain in the districts of Curcio and Laghetto. There is plenty of nightlife and pubs for the younger age group. In the summer season, there are open theatres that offer nightly cabaret and music shows suitable for all ages.