The Adda River is not just a river with its rich naturalistic park, but a protagonist of the masterpiece by Alessandro Manzoni the Betrothed, set in Lecco.
The Adda River is a protagonist of the territory of Lecco and Lombardy too. It borns in Retic Alps in Valtellina and flows along this valley until it meets Lake Como where it joins its water. It re-becomes river after Azzone Visconti Bridge to later create Lake Garlate and then Lake Olginate and then becoming river again flowing in Brianza till it reaches the River Po.
The Adda River welcomes you with its pedestrian-cycle paths accessible from Lecco to Milan both on foot or riding a bike. These paths allow you to delve into nature and discover different landscapes and sites of industrial archeology, such as its hydropower plants. The River Adda also inspired the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci.
You are in the Adda Regional Park and so you can admire its rich vegetation and wildlife.
Note – The Adda River is a protagonist of The Betrothed: unforgettable the part “Farewell, ye mountains, source of waters!” while Lucia is obliged to leave Lecco and her lover Renzo to escape from Don Roderick. To better understand this part you have to be on the cycle-path on the right Adda’s shore in front of Pescarenico, so you can see Lecco framed by the mountains.