The "Adda Nord" Park covers over 7000 hectares from Lecco to Truccazzano and is crossed by the river Adda. With its 313 km length, the Adda is the fourth longest Italian river after Po, Adige and Tevere.
The towpath along the river Adda within the area of the Park is completely walkable on foot and by bike. Walking or cycling along the river or surrounding canals, you can enjoy the peacefulness of nature, discover the flora and fauna of the area admiring the beauty of the Grigne and Resegone reflecting into its waters .
However, the trips within the Adda Nord Park are not only naturalistic: in the surrounding municipalities and along the river you can find valuable monuments such as villas, castles, hydroelectric power stations, bridges, canals and even hydraulic engineering works designed by Leonardo da Vinci. The Park includes in fact the Ecomuseum Adda by Leonardo, an open-air museum consisting of 14 stages that preserve in their territory traces of Leonardo's genius.
The tourist service in the Northern Adda Park is carried out by the electric boat “Addarella”, that can carry up to 50 passengers cruising between Imbersago and Brivio (www.inadda.it).
Descending from Imbersago you’ll pass along the hydroelectric power station of Robbiate and the imposing iron bridge of Paderno d'Adda built in 1889, used both by the railway and street vehicles. From its 80 meters the bridge offers a breathtaking view over the canyon underneath.
The docks of Imbersago (Lecco) and Villa d'Adda (Bergamo) are joined by a special kind of manual ferry built according to a plan conceived by Leonardo da Vinci five centuries ago, the only one of this kind still working nowadays.
After Trezzo, crossing the Adda you’ll arrive in Capriate San Gervasio, where you find the interesting village of Crespi d'Adda. The village is an artificial housing conceived, designed and built by Crespi around the end of 1800 for the employees of his cotton mill. The houses, public facilities, services, schools etc. were part of a unique design that can be still visited today. The village has been listed by UNESCO as an "outstanding example of workers' village, the most complete and best preserved in Southern Europe."
How to get there:
Motorway A4 MI - VE exit Trezzo.
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