Lecco is located at the southeastern end of the branch of Lake Como and is known as the city of the Betrothed.
Alessandro Manzoni set his most famous novel in this town.
Manzoni said that Lecco was one of the most beautiful countries in the worl!
Lecco is surrounded by cliffs and mountains (Grigne, Resegone) with easy access to hiking, mountaineering, skiing (Valsassina, Val D’Esimo, Piani di Bobbio, Barzi).
This city enjoys a good climatic temperature and is an interesting tourist destination.
To see in Lecco:
– Church of S. Andrea and Palazzo Belgioso (Museum).
– Manzoni route: it is a half-day, pedestrian pathway in the village of Pescarenico.
– Near the river Adda is the “Fishermen’s Village” (Fisher Village).
– Church of Don Abbondio, Casa di Lucia, Tabernacle of the Bravi and Palazzotto di Don Rodrigo.
– 5 km from Lecco, in the village of Somasca di Vercurago, there is the “Castello dell’Innominato”.
It is very interesting to know the excursions on both sides of the Lake (also by boat) to Bellagio, Bellano with its Orrido, up to Colico, where the road to Valtellina begins.
There are also scenic routes around the Lariano Triangle: towards Bellagio, in the village of Oliveto L., climb up to the Madonna del Ghisallo and then to Monte San Primo which offers a wonderful landscape!
For lovers of trekking, from the village of Civate begins the “path of tanks” and if you go up the stream you arrive at the Hermitage of San Pietro up to Monte Cornizzolo and I Corni di Canzo (exceptional view).
We also recommend the bike itinerary on the Adda “The bike path near the Adda”. You can start from Lecco, but the best route is from Brivio to Trezzo, 42 km round trip.
In the area of Lecco we also point out the Natural Park of Montevecchia and Curone.
In the direction of the city of Como the landscape along the 5 pre-alpine lakes is interesting: Garlate, Annone, Pusiano, Alserio and Montorfano.