Myth and reality in a smallvillage in Valsassina, few minutes far from Lecco. Parlasco and the story of its bandit Lasco.
Parlasco is one of the smallest Italian towns and it is located in the Parco Regionale della Grigna Settentrionale (Regional Park of the Northern Grigna) in Valsassina, just few minutes far from Lecco.
It is on the main road connecting Lake Lecco to Valsassina and joins Alpe Cainallo with Cortenova.
Myth and reality are perfectly mixed and the colorful frescoes on houses’ walls tells us about the story of Lasco the bandit, taken from a historical novel set in the seventeenth century, which tells the hard and difficult life of Parlasco’s inhabitants and the entire Valsassina who were at the mercy of the historical events and popular beliefs, and subjected to the oppression of the local landlords.
Parlasco is a family oriented attraction to spend a day in the nature and colorful frescoes. Also of interest is the church of S. Antonio Abate with paintings dating back to the fifteenth century.