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Grigne

Grigna and Grignetta mountain range

The Grigne Range are calcareous, dolomite rocks, which rise at the eastern end of the Orobie Alps. The main range is made up of three smaller ranges: Coltignone – San Martino (1474 m) which overshadows Lecco, the northern Grigna (or Grignone 2409m) and the southern Grigna (also called Grignetta 2177 m) with a more spectacular outline and with originally named spires such as il Sigaro (the Cigar), la Mongolfiera (the Balloon), il Fungo (the Mushroom) la Lancia (the Spear); 2177). The unmistakable landscape belonging to the southeastern slope of the Grignetta is outlined with ridges and gullies and then rises to pinnacles and towers, creating the impression of a continual vertical. The Grigne also have an excellent natural heritage with a significant number of plants and animal species, especially invertebrates, and unique fossils such as the “Lariosauro”, an incredible marine reptile found in the black limestone of Varenna and Perledo.
 

Province of Lecco - Map of the Grigna Settentrionale (north)Download PDF 971.92 KB
Province of Lecco - Map of the Grigna meridionale (south)Download PDF 1.68 MB
Province of Lecco - Listing of the trail on the Grigne mountain rangeDownload PDF 64.96 KB