Torno, Villa Pliniana
The village of Torno is a very ancient village in a splendid position on the shore of Lake Como. It has some very interesting monuments such as the Romanesque church of San Giovanni, enriched by a beautiful Renaissance portal and inside preserves the remains of ancient frescos and the relic of the “Sacred Nail”. There is also the mysterious Villa Pliniana, built in 1577 for Giovanni Anguissola, that hosted renowned people such as Foscolo, Rossini and Stendhal. The name of the Villa comes from a special intermittent spring, still visible today, which caught the interest of Pliny the Young. (The villa is not open to visitors)
You can make pleasant excursions in the surrounding mountains, such as the easy walk that leads to Monte Piatto, a small panoramic plateaued balcony on the first basin of the Lake.