Lario was always the protagonist in the history and development: the Romans, which was responsible for the founding of Como in the first century BC, held on the lake, in imperial times, their fourth fleet, being the Lario, even then, strategic connections with the north. Geologically formed in a long glacial valley that branches off to the south fork, covers approximately 60 kilometers; at the far end of the northern basin are connected Valtellina and Valchiavenna, who, despite being already in the province of Sondrio, are still part of the diocese of Como.
To the east and the plain instead, almost at the gates of Como, press the Archdiocese of Milan, not only in Lecco, but already in Cantu and only 8 kilometers from Como, in Albese con Cassano, is celebrated with Ambrosian rite. The ancient heritage of the subdivision ecclesiastical documents the original vocation and mountain lake of Como which over the centuries has established and maintained its raison d’etre as liaison with the transalpine. The (Iria Regina “(popular diction originated from the Latin King’s Highway and also called` street ‘), along the western shore of the lake, it connects Splügen with the plain and Milan for centuries and was a passageway of businesses, armies and travelers, but also the path of intense cultural exchange that made an outpost of Nordic culture Como in Lombardy. This historic route International ‘today and replaced, as if to compensate for a shortage on the secular-oriented branch of Lecco, from the highway, largely Tunnel, which connects Lecco with the Alpine valleys.
On the same direction is the railway line that connects Lecco with Colico to Milan and then with Ia Valtellina. The road ancient and modern resume function path to the lake, which you can not understand the structure of settlements, between the landscape and the atmosphere, if not for some navigandolo tract: the Lario revealed so, the large natural scenery and lights that reflect the profiles of the mountains on the water, the enchantment that from Catullo and Pliny until Stendhal and Manzoni induced in a calm and melancholy contemplation.