OF ITALY IN PARANÁ
The largest Italian Colony in the State, Colombo has agriculture as an economic engine, which is precisely the legacy of Italians and natural wealth the greatest tourist attractions of the city. Who visits the city of 235 thousand inhabitants, which is in the Metropolitan Region, travels in time and returns to the end of century XIX, when immigrants left of the North of Italy towards Parana. Centuries-old museums and buildings depict this trajectory through objects, images and architectural features that reflect the culture and way of life of the European pioneer.
Place of generous nature, Colombo also provides walks through beautiful natural landscapes. Caves, wineries and lakes, which are among the itineraries preferred by visitors. But you do not have to be alone in contemplation. A pedagogical tourism initiative makes it possible to experience the day-to-day practice of rural properties in practice. After work on the land, comes the reward: colonial cafes, typical dishes and delicacies made from fruits, vegetables and vegetables, remembering, in the best way, that Italy is also a land of good food.
WHAT TO DO
Place where Italian colonization is strong, Colombo has a lot of history to tell. Each chapter of this narrative is represented in spaces of art, culture and memory, such as the House of Culture, the House of Memory of Venerable Sister Farani, the Italo-Polish and Italian Immigrant Memorials, and the Municipal Museum.
ENJOY THE NATURE
Get acquainted with beautiful geological formations inside a cave, fish and have fun at the fishpays, taste tasty wines in the beautiful landscape of a wine-cellar, or take a stroll through the rural properties of the county. There are many options for those who want to enjoy nature and get to know the local beauty.
LIVING MOMENTS OF FAITH
Catholic majority, the Italian immigrants left a legacy of faith in the municipality. This religiosity manifests itself in beautiful architectural works, such as the Church of St. Peter - Our Lady of the Caravaggio and the Parish Church Our Lady of the Rosary, which is a replica of a church in northern Italy. Carved by nature, Morro da Cruz is the scene of religious celebrations at 1200 meters altitude.
The Pedagogical Tourism in Colombo allows to know more about the Italian Circuit of Rural Tourism through the interaction with the environment and with the traces of the rural and Italian cultures. The walks offer visits to the traditional community, trails and ecotourism in the Municipal Park of the Grape or in the Caves of the Bacaetava. A visit to Morro da Cruz shows the geographical aspects of the municipality.
Numerous in the city, pesque-pagues offer more than fish. In most of them there is room for sports, such as soccer field and boules, and space for events. In some cases, it also has organic vegetable trading and water park with water slide.
In the city of the Grape Festival, wine production is expressive. Winemakers produce and market different types of the beverage, in addition to juices, jellies and other products that have the grape as raw material. Guided tours of the properties and dishes of the Italian and French cuisines add more charm and refinement to the tour.
MOST VISITED PLACES
Parque Municipal da Uva
Parque Municipal Gruta Bacaetava
Museu Municipal Cristóforo Colombo
Grape Municipal Park
Known for being the scene of the Grape Festival, the Municipal Grape Park is a great leisure option. The space offers trail, place for hiking, fishing tank and playground. Snack bar and grills provide delicious meals. And for the comfort of the visitors, it has bathroom, parking and accessibility for people with disabilities.
Parque Municipal Gruta Bacaetava
Speleological patrimony closest to Curitiba, the Municipal Park Gruta Bacaetava is a place of easy access, where it is possible to visit a cave of 200 meters of extension. Inside it are different speleothems, such as stalactites, stalagmites and travertines.
Italian Immigrant Memorial
Representing the Italian immigration in Colombo, Casa Eugênio Moƫn is a place of memories. In the construction of 1922, located in the Municipal Park of Uva, visitors find details and objects that depict the daily life of the first Italian immigrants who arrived in the municipality.
Cristóforo Colombo Municipal Museum
Known as the Colombian museum, the Cristóforo Colombo Municipal Museum (named after Christopher Columbus in Italian) preserves the city's collection from indigenous times to today. The building is a replica of the Società Italiana di Mutuo Soccorso Cristóforo Colombo, where classes were held in Italian and medical consultations. The place also served as a meeting point for the first Italian immigrants.
Igreja São Pedro – Nossa Senhora do Caravágio
Centenary, St. Peter's Church has maintained the same architecture since 1931. The temple receives the largest religious procession in the municipality in honor of Our Lady of Caravaggio, patron saint of Italian immigrants. Held always on May 26, the event gathers about 7 thousand faithful.
Morro da Cruz
The highest point of Colombo, with 1200 meters of altitude, Morro da Cruz provides a beautiful view of the city. On December 31, 1900, a mission was celebrated at the site in thanksgiving to the beginning of the 20th century. A commemorative celebration is held every year on the same date.
HOW TO ARRIVE
The main access routes to Colombo are BR-116, BR-476 and PR-417, the Grape Route, which connects the city to the capital. The distance to Curitiba is 17.3 km. Afonso Pena International Airport is 34 km away.
WHERE TO STAY
Who visits Colombo has different options of hotels and inns to stay. A different alternative is an eco-hostel. The place has been built with sustainable building techniques, with total respect for the environment, and offers vegetarian food.
Like the Italian cuisine, which is plentiful and tasty, the gastronomy of Colombo has varied options and a lot of quality. Italian, rural and traditional restaurants, as well as steakhouses and irresistible colonial cafes, are among the most sought after establishments in the city.