Original furnishings, object and manuscripts of Alessandro Manzoni. The Quarantana, the leading edition of The Betrothed
The Manzonian Museum is placed at the ground floor of Villa Manzoni in Lecco and it is a house museum.
It hosts all the original furnishing belonged to Manzoni’s family and allow you to discover along its nine rooms the life of Alessandro Manzoni, who is used to spend here its summer holidays where he was young.
There are his cradle and other personal objects, original manuscripts, his works, his portrait and a series of engravings about Lecco’s territory dated back to the 18th and 19th century, paintings of 1800 and 1900 depicting the evolution of the Manzonian places’ landscapes.
Your visit become and ends with elements strictly linked to The Betrothed, the masterpiece written by Alessandro Manzoni. In the first room you can see the original dressed used for the television version by Salvatore Nocita, while in the last you can admire the Quarantana, the leading edition of The Betrothed, published in 1840.
Here at Villa Manzoni, on the second floor, you may visit the Civic Art Gallery with the unique ticket.
Cover images: Ph. Renaud Camus
- from Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 – 18:00
- Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
- closed on Monday, except on Monday after Easter
Full price ticket: € 6
Reduced ticket: € 4
Reduced ticket is for:
- citizens resident in Lecco
- groups of more than 8 persons
- person over 6 to 18 years and over 65 years
- university student with the University Student Card)
- members of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) and Touring Club Italiano (TCI)
Free entrance for:
- 1 chaperon every 15 persons
- disables and relevant helper
- officials of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and ones of Local Museums
- International Council of Museum
- kids to 6 years
- holder of “Lecco Invita” voucher
- attendee to guided theatre visit or other museum events with entrance ticket
Museo Manzoniano c/o Villa Manzoni Via Don Guanella, 1 – 23900 Lecco