Castles, forts and towers in Lombardy represent the places of the power or military buildings.
Castles, forts and towers in Lecco
Lombardy is a region with many castles and forts. If you are in Lecco and lake Como area, or nearby in Valtellina or Brianza, you have an embarrassment of riches.
Castles, forts and towers represent the places of the power or military buildings. A rich cultural and historical heritage along the centuries: from Longobards to the powerful families of Milan and the wars against the Most Serene Republic of Venice to the first world war.
Discover how the stones tell us about this land and its history.
Castle of Vezio, residence of Queen Teodolinda during her last life years, stands out against Varenna and overlooks Lake Como dividing into tow branches.
The castle of Rezzonico, built in the 13th century, overlooks lake Como and it was an important fortification. It’s the sign of the fortified village.
Built in early 1600 the Forte of Fuentes represents a military fortress placed in Colico, mentioned also in The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.
Forte Montecchio Nord in Colico is the best preserved First World War fortress in Europe. Cultural heritage and symbol of the Cadorna Line.
The castle of the Unnamed (Castello dell’Innominato) in Somasca Vercurago among The Betrothed of Manzoni, history and wonderful landscapes on Lake Como.
Torre di Maggiana, also called tower of Frederick Redbeard, in the upper district of Mandello del Lario, is a medieval tower with great views on Lake Como.
The castle of Corenno Plinio, district of Dervio, has a centuries-old history and nowadays it’s one of the best preserved castles in Lombardy
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!
Visible traces of the fortified village of Lecco.