There are also numerous archaeological and architectural findings: Neolithic villages from the Iron Age, remains of Roman fortifications, and a Baroque sanctuary on the Montevecchia summit.
You can find various books on the park at the agriturismo, as well as a detailed map on the park's territory where marked paths, small villages and buildings of particular interest, panoramic views, ornithological observation points, and parking spaces are all highlighted.
This and other information is available at the Management Consortium of Montececchia Park and Curone Valley ( www.parcocurone.it ), loc. Cascina Butto, Montevecchia, tel. +39 039 9930384.
Monte Barro Park ( www.parks.it/parco.monte.barro/ )
A group of isolated mountains in the hilly region between the Brianza and Lecco regions nearby the lake of Como . What it lacks in expansiveness, it makes up for in interesting aspects of nature, such as the presence of certain botanical species which found as far back as the pre-ice age period. The ample presence of precious wooded area allows certain animal species, especially both nesting and migratory birds, to thrive. They are all monitored by the Experimental Station of Roccolo di Costa Perla. There are also noteworthy geological formations (erratic boulders and outcrops), archaeological areas, Roman ruins, and historic architectural elements ( Santa Maria church, and the Camporeso complex).
Hours of the Museo Etnografico dell'Alta Brianza ( Ethnographic Museum of the Northern Brianza Region), Camporeso, municipal district of Galbiate ( Lecco ).
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: from 9:00 to 12:30, and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Entrance 2 Euros, free for senior citizens over 65.
The pyramids of Montevecchia
They were discovered in 2001 by the architect Vincenzo di Gregorio thanks to satellite observations and are located in the Val Curone, more precisely in the Giza plain.
They are three hill formations with characteristics similar to the pyramids of Egypt, they are stepped pyramids with a maximum inclination of 44° and a height that varies from 40 to 50 metres.
According to the architect Gregorio, the pyramids have been modeled by men as the slope is artificial and the appearance, covered with vegetation so as to make them appear like hills; there is no doubt that they are artificially made pyramids created by the removal of hundreds of tons of rock.