Where is Lecco?
For Italian people, Lecco is promptly related to “That branch of the lake of Como, which extends towards the south, is enclosed by two unbroken chains of mountains…” thanks to Alessandro Manzoni and the very famous incipit of this masterpiece The Betrothed.
So… as soon as we mention Lake Como, we understand that Lecco is located in Lombardy, but where exactly?
Lecco is very closed to Milan, Bergamo, Como, Varese e Sondrio
Lecco is located in the north of Lombardy: on the eastern branch of Lake Como, on the right side of the inverted Y to be clear.
It is close to the main Lombard cities of the North:
- 30 km from Como, reachable only by car in about 45 minutes
- 35 km from Switzerland on the border with Chiasso and nearby Lugano
- 37 km from Bergamo, easily reached by train in 40 minutes and by car
- 40 km from Monza, reachable by train and car respectively in half an hour and 40 minutes
- 50 km from Milan, the fashion capital: reachable in just 45 minutes by train and just under an hour by car
- 80 km da Sondrio, rreachable by train and car in about 1 hour and 20 minutes
Lecco is located where the Adda river leaves Lake Como
The city of Lecco is immediately visible on the map cause it coincides with the geographical point where the Adda river leaves the Lario near Azzone Visconti bridge. The Adda river enters into lake Como in Colico through the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna and then flows into Lario until Lecco, where it returns river and head towards the Po, of which is the longest tributary.
Lecco is located on the foot of the PreAlps Orobie
Here in Italy at primay school teachers says to student a sentence trick to learn the name of the Alps, but few perhaps remember that descending towards the plain from the Alpine mountain ranges we meet the PreAlps, less high but with so many mountains worthy of note.
Lecco is set in the Pre-Alps Orobie and here we find the mountains of the city: Mount Resegone, Mount San Martino, Monte Barro, Mount Magnodeno, Mount Moregallo, Mount Due Mani and behind the Grignetta, or Southern Grigna.
Cover’s image ©Emilio Buzzella