Tower of Orezia’s Castle

Photo credits: Emilio Buzzella


In the picturesque borough of Castello, on a cliff overlooking the peninsula stands the Tower of Orezia, Lined with rural houses and ancient arches. The tower is what remains of the Castle built in the late Middle Ages to block the road of Valvarrone. From its summit you can admire a splendid view of Dervio and a wide stretch of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. That’s why, in addition to its defense function, in the Middle Ages, it was used as a watchtower to send visual signals from one point to the other of the lake. The Castle of Orezia was part of the defense system created on the banks of the Lario, to face the raids of barbarians, the first mention dates back to 1039, when the tower suffered a long siege by the armies of the three Pievi Lariane.

The Orezia Tower is open to the public every weekend from Easter to the end of September and events and exhibitions are organized inside.
Visit also Corenno Plinio the One Thousand Steps Village.


Opening time:

  • From April to October: All Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 15:30 to 18:30.
  • Mid-week opening for groups / groups upon reservation.
  • Closed in case of bad weather.


  • Ordinary ticket: €3,00;
  • Reduced: €2,00 (valid for children from 10 to 16 years, groups of over 20 people and conventions);
  • Ordinary integrated with Corenno Plinio:
  • Reduced integrated with Corenno Plinio*:  (valid for children between 10 and 16 years and for groups of more than 20 people);
  • Free for residents of Dervio;
  • Midweek opening for groups by reservation writing to:

How to reach the tower

  • From the railway station of Dervio, going up the mule track that is part of the Sentiero del Viandante;
  • From the Dervio junction of the SS 36 along the provincial road 67;
  • Along the stretch of Sentiero del Viandante that leads from Corenno Plinio to the Orezia Tower


Photos of Angelo Colombo and Luigi and Ausilia Albarelli.


Address:Castello di Orezia, Dervio, LC
Phone:+39 0341804450


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