Dosso del Liro is a pretty mountain village situated in a sunny position above Gravedona and Uniti, on the shore that originated from the confluence of the valley of the Ronzone torrent and the Liro River. The ancient rural village is characterised by alleys and narrow streets overlooked by stone buildings leaning against each other, with eighteenth century portals and votive frescoes. Going up towards the mountains above the village, it is still possible to see the numerous settlements linked to the transhumance: the inhabitants were mainly cattle breeders who spent the spring and autumn season on mountain farms halfway up the slope, while in the summer months they went to higher altitudes, in the mountain pastures.
The area offers nature and trekking lovers a wide range of itineraries of various difficulty levels, that run along the peaks crowning the Lake, offering unrivalled views. Starting from Dosso del Liro, the most popular destinations are undoubtedly Monte Cardinello, Monte Piaghedo and the Vincino Refuge.
Of historical and architectural significance is the parish church of San Pietro in Costa, which was built on a hill surrounded by chestnut trees in the Liro Valley and today falls within the territory of Gravedona ed Uniti. Probably of Romanesque origin, the church has a valuable cycle of sixteenth-century frescoes.On the main square of the village stands the Parish Church of SS. Annunziata, built in Baroque style in the 17th century. It houses frescoes, stucco statues and paintings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
The “Museo del Dialetto dell’Alto Lario Occidentale (Museum of the Alto Lario Western Dialect) opened in 2007, and is a centre for cataloguing and documenting the dialects of the Upper Lake. It was established to pass on to the new generations the immense cultural and linguistic heritage of the area. The museum is housed in the former town hall and school building overlooking the church square.