The tower is located on a dominant point on the north side of Monte Legnone.
It was built to protect the area from raids and to safeguard the important route named “Scalottola”, now known as “Sentiero del viandante”, which passes through the
locality of Robustello. Thanks to its position it controlled the area of the upper Lario and the roads that led from Lecco to Valtellina.
The Tower, the village of Fontando and the church of Sant’Elena can be reached on foot, starting from Robustello and following the Fontando Ring, an easy excursion on
well-marked paths. You can enjoy a wonderful panorama over the plain of Colico and the entire upper lake area.