The faith routes: a religious heritage between Romanesque and Virgin Mary’s cult in Lecco and its land.
Churches, basilicas and shrines in Lecco and surroundings
Lecco and its territory are a land with a great presence of places of worship. During the ages this area was a very lively path to Northern Europe and we still have nowadays lots of churches, basilicas and shrines to testify a strong religion heritage.
The faith routes runs in Lecco and surrounding especially offering precious Romanesque masterpieces, representing very artistic-cultural excellencies in all Lombardy and Italy.
In Vercurago, in its upper district of Somasca, the sanctuary of San Girolamo Emilani, who shared his life with the poor and orphans.
A gem of Romanesque in Varenna hosting frescoes dated back to the fourteenth-century: here you are the church of San Giovanni Battista.
The bell tower of Basilica San Nicolò in Lecco overlooks the city and lake Como thanks to its 96 meters and represents a symbol of Lecco.
The monastic complex of St. Pietro al Monte in Civate is a great heritage of Romanesque art in all Italy.
The Church of St. Giorgio in Varenna is a rare example of three naves building dated back to the fourteenth century.
On the shore of the Adda river in Calolziocorte the sanctuary and monastery of S. Maria del Lavello is an international destination of the “cloister route”.
The church of St. Giorgio in Mandello is placed on the wayfarer’s trail and it is a real gem of the Romanesque with frescoes dated back to the late fifteenth century.
Neoclassic style by Bovara for the basilica of Lecco, with its bell tower standing out against the town.
Abbey of Piona, priory of Cistercian monks in Colico. Discover visiting, Mass and sale of monastic products’ times. Accessible by car with ample parking area, then walking path to the church. From the Abbey you can also enjoy a fantastic view of Lake Como.
Every evening at 7pm bell tower’s tolls to honour the fallen of First World War.
The church of SS. Gottardo and Colombano in Arlate stands on a hill overlooking the Adda River and is few minutes far from the Shrine of Madonna del Bosco in Imbersago.
At the hermitage of Barro mountain the small Gothic church of S. Maria hosts great frescoes dated back to the eighteenth-century.
The shrine dedicated to Virgin Mary’s devotion was promoted to basilica by Pope John XXIII.
The medieval village of Corenno Plinio greets you with the twelfth century church hosting precious frescoes.
On the top of Montevecchia’s hill the sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Carmelo offers an extraordinary panorama on the Brianza area.
Lombardy Baroque in one of the most beautiful church in Lecco.
The Sanctuary of Madonna of Ghisallo, in the municipality of Magreglio, is placed on the namesake pass and represents an inevitable journey for bike lovers.
This church in Bellano offers Gothic elegance and great frescoes dated back to the fifteenth and sixteenth century.