An interesting tour is the one to the near hamlet of Fiumelatte, whose houses are situated to the foot of the steep slopes of the Fopp mount, m. 1033, crowned by the ruins of the castle of Vezio.

The small group of houses, that rise around to the church, derives its name from the shortest river of Italy, hardly 250 meters from the source to the mouth; other particular characteristic of the torrent is its regular intermittence.

The river, in fact, appears around to the 25 of March (Annunciation and festivity of the hamlet) and keep on flowing until the Madonna of the Rosary (7 October and patron saint of Varenna) therefore is said also "river of the two Madonna".

The Fiumelatte was already quoted as “Fiumelaccio” in the Atlantic Code by Leonardo da Vinci, curious about this phenomenon. Today we suppose this intermittence can be the filling up of a cavity basement of the Moncodeno (Grignone), that nobody is still successful to reach.

This river is the shortest of Italy and perhaps also of the world.



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