A gem of Adda in Lecco: here you are the Viscontea Isle.
Closed to the Azzone Visconti bridge is the Viscontea Isle (Isola Viscontea), a real gem of the Adda River. Its history, even if uncertain, is linked to the nearby bridge. In fact it is believed that the isle was formed thanks to the rubbles deriving from Azzone Visconti Bridge’s enlargement. Te origin may date to the fifteenth-century. Initially it had a military purpose being a defensive small fort. On its south extremity there is a building thathas been a private residence until the sixties. The other part of the isle currently have a garden.
Nowadays Viscontea isle is privately owned and so not open to public’s visits.
Cover’s image: Ph. eccolecco