Let's discover Lecco
Lecco is mostly known for The Betrothed, the first italian literature novel written by Alessandro Manzoni. But Lecco is not only “that branch of Lake Como …”, in fact Lecco means history that we can discover and rediscover thanks to the civic museums.
Walking through Lecco downtown you breathe the neoclassical style of Bovara with its elegant imprint, mixed with the remains of the fortified village, starting from Azzone Visconti bridge and the Viscontea Tower.
Frankly speaking and without any doubt we can say that Lecco has a unique and great natural setting: lake Como surrounded by the Pre-Alps Orobie mountain range. And these mountains have been the training ground for world well-known mountaineers, as Cassin, Mauri and Bonatti. And nowadays Lecco’s mountains are the destination of many hikers and families with kids. A great and large paths range where we are sure you can experience our mountains enjoying stunning views on the lake to the Alps.
Visit Lecco and discover all it offers. We are sure you’ll fall in love! Welcome to Lecco!
Video by Antonio Losa
Paper tourist guide
What to see and do in Lecco
Distance: 20 Km
Visit Lecco: 6 hours itinerary to discover Lecco on foot. Get the tourist route in the historical center and enjoy it. Tourism in Lombardy: welcome to Lecco!
Visit the monument to Antonio Stoppani, father of the Italian Geology directly on Lecco waterfront, with Resegone on the background.
Piazza XX Settembre in the old town center of Lecco. Here you may visit the Viscontea Tower, Palazzo della Paure and see where Stoppani was born.
Enjoy the lakefront of Lecco and the great views of Lake Como. There’s a particular point to admire the sunset. On the way some sites of interests.
Discover the Civic Museums of Lecco. The musuem system includes Palazzo Belgiojoso, Palazzo delle Paure, Villa Manzoni, the Viscontea Tower and Planetarium.
Monument to Mario Cermenati in Lecco. In the square overlooking the lake Lecco we see the marble statue of the cofounder of the Civic Museums of Lecco.
Summer residence and inspiration source for Manzoni to write The Betrothed. Villa Manzoni now is a house museum.
Belgiojoso Palace hosts the nature of Lecco’s territory and the scientific culture of the 19th century.
Local and International contemporary art at the Palace of Fears in Lecco, hosting a section of photography and graphics too.
Discover more about the monument to Alessandro Manzoni in Lecco, the famous writer of the Italian literature masterpiece: The Betrothed.
Every evening at 7pm bell tower’s tolls to honour the fallen of First World War.
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Lecco. We celebrate him on 6th December and on that day all children receive great red apples to celebrate him.
Lecco Mountaineering Observatory is a modern and interactive museum to discover the history and the men who made great Lecco mountaineering traditions.
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.
Azzone Visconti bridge: Lecco’s outpost on the Adda River.
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!
The Planetarium of Lecco is placed at Palace Belgiojoso and represents one of the best structure of its kind in all Italy.
At Belgioso Palace an innovative museum to discover the origin of Lecco.
Villa Manzoni in Lecco hosts a collection of paintings and engravings dated back to the 18th up to 20th century.
Original furnishings, object and manuscripts of Alessandro Manzoni. The Quarantana, the leading edition of The Betrothed.
An innovative museum to discover the origin of Lecco and its territory. A lots of curiosities so close to us but with a old-century history.
Belgiojoso Palace in Lecco: a museum center hosting history, nature, archeology, just few minutes far from Lecco downtown on foot.
Lombardy Baroque in one of the most beautiful church in Lecco.
Visible traces of the fortified village of Lecco.
Theatre of Society in Lecco: Neoclassic style by its local architect Giuseppe Bovara and marvelous stuccoes inside. Great bill every year.
Viscontea isle: its history is strictly linked to the nearby Azzone Visconti Bridge.