Parco Adda Nord
The Adda North Park involves the areas along the section of the Adda that crosses the high plain, downstream from Lake Como. In this context, after having formed Lake Garlate and Lake Olginate, the river often wends its way through deep banks, revealing the typical conformation of the "ceppo" (the local stone) and shapes the characteristic landscape that was immortalised in Leonardo's paintings.
The environment has been strongly shaped by human civilization and preserves on a few fragments of its original vegetation; the most prized natural area consists of the large reed-covered wetlands of Torre Island and the large Island of Serraglio, in Brivio.
The Park is particularly rich from an architectural and monumental point of view: in fact, there are very interesting hydraulic engineering works and hydroelectric plants designed at the beginning of the last century that are inserted into the environment with singular elegance. There are also other noteworthy works of engineering such as the iron Paderno bridge as well as examples of industrial archaeology, such as the village of Crespi d'Adda.