Discovering Lake Como: the Nesso Waterfall

I’d like to describe the Nesso Waterfall with three words: a hidden gem. If you choose to spend your vacation on Lake Como, then you have to make a stop in Nesso just to visit this point! What about this natural attraction? The power of nature and breathtaking sceneries will leave you speechless… Read this article to find out more about this enchanting little spot!

“Two miles higher up there is Nesso, a place where a river falls with great violence into a vast rift in the mountain. These trips are to be made in the month of May”. These are Leonardo da Vinci’s words in his Codex Atlanticus… Well, if one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived says something like that, don’t you think it’s worth a visit?

Today it’s a wonderful day of May, so let’s take Leonardo’s advice and find out more about this beauty on Lake Como!

The Nesso Waterfall

 


Discovering Lake Como: the Nesso Waterfall

If you’d like to fully enjoy the waterfall, then I suggest paying a visit after a rainy day: the power of the waters will amaze you! Do you remember when in What to do in Varenna: enchanting Lake Como I wrote about Fiumelatte? I think the Nesso Waterfall is much more astonishing, so you can’t miss out on this chance!

Your mind may start thinking ‘Ok, but why is it so unmissable?” To be honest, before visiting Nesso, I had the same doubts but when I found myself in front of the canyon, I immediately understood its preciousness! Several trees, picturesque dwellings, an ancient stone bridge… Everything will be there to grant you an unforgettable adventure!

Bridge in Nesso with boat Bionda


How to enjoy it

You can admire the Nesso waterfall from the main road, but, if you wanted to go closer, you’d find a cobbled path with a lot of steps… That’s why I suggest choosing Taxi Boat Varenna! Yes, without any doubt, the best way to enjoy the sight is from the lake. Don’t hesitate to contact us: our venetian-style taxi is awaiting you!

Don’t forget to read the next articles about our marvels… Summer season is about to start and a lot of events will keep you company during your stay!