Laino it is a municipality of 499 inhabitants, it covers an area of 666 hectares and is located at an altitude of 671 meters above sea level.
It is located on a plateau between the mountains Loria And Ceresio which contribute, together with the torrents Cloth And Lirone, to create its isolated and independent position.
It is certain that the town was already inhabited in the era of the ancient Romans, as evidenced by some objects that were found in the area, which are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of How. The name of the municipality probably derives from the hamlet of Jno, founded by the ancient colonizer Jnus.

Later, a castle was built in the town which was an important defense center during the period of the barbarian invasions of the Goths, Vandals, Alans, Ostrogoths and Heruli. The municipality participated in the ten-year war between How and Milan and at the end of it it passed into the hands of various families, who already owned many other towns in the valley: Camuzzi, Trivulzio, Rusca, Marliani and Riva Andreotti.
Count Melchiorre Riva Andreotti appointed it the seat of the Intelvese General Council and during the period of Austrian domination it became the operational center of the Giovine Italia Intelvese.

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