Sorico is located at the northernmost point of Lake Como, it extends from the mouth of the river Mera up to Lake Mezzola, and includes the small villages of Albonico, Bugiallo and the charming old fishing village of Dascio.The town has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and a strategic position: it is only a few minutes from the main tourist destinations, but away from the chaos typical of major destinations.
Founded in 1432 after Olonio, a Roman village of Pian di Spagna, was destroyed for the umpteenth time by the flooding of the river Mera, Sorico played an important role in the history of the area. Together with Gravedona and Dongo it formed the Republic of the Tre Pievi del Lario (Three Parishes of Lake Como), which controlled the first stretch of the Lake Como from the 12th to the 16th century. From the 16th to the 19th century it was the border between the Swiss Canton of Graubünden and the Duchy of Milan, and for this reason it served as a military outpost and crossroad for trade routes towards northern Europe.
The town features some interesting churches, in particular the 15th century parish church of Santo Stefano with its majestic bell tower, the small church of San Miro overlooking the village and the temple of San Fedelino, located on the shores of Lake Mezzola which can be reached by a pleasant panoramic walk. On the border between the provinces of Como and Sondrio is Monte Berlinghera (1,930 m). Towering above Sorico, its peak offers one of the best panoramic views of the Alto Lario. A beautiful natural attraction is the Nature Reserve of Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola, which extends largely in the municipality of Sorico. Its rich ecosystem plays an important role in providing a habitat for many species of plants and animals.
Today Sorico is a popular destination, particularly suitable for all types of tourism: both for those who want to escape and relax, and for those who prefer sports and outdoor activities, especially water sports (sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing). It is very famous for these types of activities thanks to the Breva, the typical wind that blows from south to north on the Alto Lario.