Discovering Lecco and its ancient history
Lecco from a fortified village became a town.
In the fourteenth-century Lecco was an important fortress on the eastern branch of Lake Como, when the Adda river represented the main trade road and Lecco a great control point for the communication routes towards north and beyond the Alps.
From the powerful Milanese Visconti’s family, whose traces are still visible in Lecco, until the Sforza’s, and then Spanish and Austrian domination. Let’s discover Lecco’s history!
Visit the monument to Antonio Stoppani, father of the Italian Geology directly on Lecco waterfront, with Resegone on the background.
Piazza XX Settembre in the old town center of Lecco. Here you may visit the Viscontea Tower, Palazzo della Paure and see where Stoppani was born.
Enjoy the lakefront of Lecco and the great views of Lake Como. There’s a particular point to admire the sunset. On the way some sites of interests.
Monument to Mario Cermenati in Lecco. In the square overlooking the lake Lecco we see the marble statue of the cofounder of the Civic Museums of Lecco.
Discover more about the monument to Alessandro Manzoni in Lecco, the famous writer of the Italian literature masterpiece: The Betrothed.
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Lecco. We celebrate him on 6th December and on that day all children receive great red apples to celebrate him.
Azzone Visconti bridge: Lecco’s outpost on the Adda River.
Viscontea Tower is one of the old rests of the fortified village and it is still visible in Lecco. Walk in Lecco downtown and discover it!
Visconti, Sforza, Spanish, French and Austrian dominations. Risorgimento and Italy’s unification.