Val di Mello Natural Reserve

Welcome to Paradise!


Founded in 2009, the Riserva Naturale della Val di Mello is the biggest conservation area in Lombardy and is well worth a visit.

The valley floor is virtually flat and therefore accessible to all. A short way inside the gates is the stunning Qualido lake and famous Bidet della Contessa, which boasts absolutely crystalline waters. Further on, the landscape features spectacular waterfalls that drop from the adjoining valleys, and characteristic baite, or mountain houses, that make the valley extremely picturesque and an ideal location for a relaxing day in the mountains. The entire reserve is overshadowed by the elegant 3,678-m Monte Disgrazia

With its tall granite cliffs and boulders, Val di Mello is often called “Little Yosemite”. It also has historic and ecological similarities with the famous Californian park and is a not-to-be-missed destination for climbing enthusiasts.


From S. Martino (where there is a big parking) you can reach Val di Mello by bus.

Bus schedule from July 1st to August 31st

Cataeggio - Val di Mello
CATAEGGIO square 08.45 - FILORERA fountain 08.48 - ZOCCA 08.51 - REMENNO camping 08.54 - S. MARTINO Infopoint 09.00

San Martino - Val di Mello (10 minutes)  
9.00- 10.00- 11.00 - 14.00 - 15.00 - 16.00 - 17.00 - 18.00

Val di Mello - San Martino
9.30- 10.30- 11.30 
14.30- 15.30- 16.30- 17.30- 18.30 

Val di Mello - Cataeggio
At 11.30 with arrival in Cataeggio at 11.48 and at 18.30 with arrival in Cataeggio at 18.48

3 € one-way for young people and adults (from/to Cataeggio)
1.50 € one-way for children 0-12 years old (from/to Cataeggio)
2 € one-way for young people and adults (from/to S. Martino)
1.50 € one-way for children 0-12 years old (from/to S. Martino)

Small dogs are allowed without any extra charge

Info Point

Via Roma, 2 c/o Municipio
Tel.+39 0342 641117