Fiumelatte is a small hamlet of Varenna, in the province of Lecco, which takes its name directly from the waterway passing through it.
The hamlet is at the foot of Mount Fopp and crowned by the ruins of Castel di Vezio. The castle can be reached from Varenna where you can visit underground and tower, as well as a fantastic view of Lake Como.
From the Castle along the road to the Church of Vezio, then the one for the alpine trail and Varenna cemetery is possible to reach the source of the Fiumelatte, also remembered by Leonardo Ambrosiana in the Atlantic Code.
The Fiumelatte takes its name from the fact that flowing on a steep slope its waters become sparkling and white flowing mostly intermittently. From March 25, the day of the feast of the village and of the Annunciation, it flows abundantly until October 7, the day of Madonna del Rosario patron of Varenna.
Near the spring, a cave has created a particularly impressive environment both from a narrative point of view and from a naturalistic point of view. one of the legends tells that a beautiful girl who, unable to choose between three pretenders who asked her as a bride, nodded that she would marry the one who had unveiled the origin of the Fiumelatte.
The young men who entered the cave came out after a long time but aged early; two talked about suggestive adventures between splendours, wonders, gorgeous little girls and sweet melodies that suddenly ceased, leaving them alone and old to wander in the narrow caves of the cave. The third, however, remained silent paralyzed by what vision.
Still no one knows what really happened in the cave of the Fiumelatte spring in the como lakes district and the three men fluttered over time. Since then no one has gone beyond the entrance of the cave.