Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy’s chapter on Lombardy and the Lakes has to say about the Abbazia di Piona:
“About 3km south of Colico, the Abbazia di Piona, a Cistercian abbey, is a pocket of peace. From the lakeside, SS36, follow the nar¬row road for 2km; the last stretch is cobbled.“
KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
When I read that there was a lovely Cistercian abbey in the region, I asked Anil if we could make a slight detour in order to see it. I had not known of the Cistercian order of monks until we visited the ruins of an ancient Cistercian abbey in Ireland. I was keen to see one that was not in ruins. And after the hubbub of Bellagio, a peaceful place was just what I was looking for.