Esino Lario Village To Host Wikipedia World Congress in June
Article about small village by L’Italo Americano Staff. Esino Lario and Grigna. Courtesy Archivio Pietro Pensa, photo by Carlo Maria Pensa.
The small village of Esino Lario, a small village in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region of Lombardy, will host – starting June 21 through June 28, the Wikipedia world congress. Esino will be opening its doors to “contributors” (those who update and edit the online encyclopedia’s entries) from worldwide.
The village, ss of 31 December 2004, had a number of 772 people within an area of 18.7 square kilometres (7.2 sq mi). The area around Esino Lario is surrounded by Alpine mountains, where the karst landscape has produced fossils, boulders and caves, of which the most well-known is the Icebox of Moncodeno. The municipality is part of the Mountain Community of Valsassina, Valvarrone, Val d’Esino and Riviera and is entirely within the Parco delle Grigna Settentrionale (Regional Park of the Northern Grigna).