At the bottom of the Intelvi Valley, between the mountains and the lake, two small medieval villages are located: Claino and Osteno.
For those who love recreation, Osteno offers a calm and sunny beach, but also an historical and cultural route through its pebble stone alleys, arcades and churches; Renaissance sculptor Andrea Bregno’s Tabernacle and Madonna and Child are preserved in the church of Santi Pietro e Paolo.
Continue along the route and you will reach Claino, with its ancient Romanesque buildings, portals, washhouses and its churches, e.g. the one of San Vincenzo.
If you enjoy trekking, you can choose among different hikes with several grades of difficulty to get to wonderful panoramic views, whereas fans of canyoning can experience a canyon trip in the stream Lirone.
On the hill sides of Claino con Osteno, near the waterfall of the stream Santa Giulia, you can visit the seven Caves of Rescia, which were hollowed out by the water’s flow through the ages.