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From Alessandro Manzoni to the Resegone. Discover Lecco and its wonders on the riverbanks 

“The Betrothed”,
the great staircases,
a neoclassical theatre,
a cabinet of wonders.
are you ready to
discover lecco?

FIVE REASONS
TO LOVE LECCO

Without a novel to tell about it, there is no city. In Lecco, the literary dimension of “The Betrothed”, the masterpiece by Alessandro Manzoni, is so intense that it is hard to separate the narrative from reality. It takes place among the colourful fronts of the houses of the village of Pescarenico, on the banks of the river Adda, the only place named explicitly in the novel, or among the manuscripts, paintings, and first editions kept in Villa Manzoni, The author’s neoclassical residence, the most visited literary museum in Lombardy. Or on the lake on board the Lucie, the old boats dedicated to the heroine of the grandiose saga created by Manzoni. In every site, the echo of a story. A story that is told every year between October and November during the event called “Lecco Città dei Promessi Sposi”. A journey not to be missed, from the 19th century to the present, between writing and landscape.

Theatre, dance and classical music. For a jazz concert or a play by a famous author. The destination is the Teatro della Società. The façade of the building inaugurated in 1844 betrays the intentions of the architect Giuseppe Bovara: to erect a smaller Teatro alla Scala on...

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CULT CITY MAP/ Lecco in ten things to do and see

CULT CITY Ambassador

“My hidden gem in Lecco? Pescarenico – an old fishing village with narrow streets, colourful houses and a lovely central square”.
ENRICO DERFLINGHER
CHEF
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CULT CITY LIFE/ Lecco THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

Lecco / ATOP MONTE RESEGONE

The peaks around Lecco offer truly stunning scenery. Discover it with friends or family as you travel from lodge to lodge

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Lecco / CITY OF THE BETROTHED

From Pescarenico to Villa Manzoni, discover Lecco through the pages of Alessandro Manzoni’s masterpiece I Promessi Sposi

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Lecco / CULTURE AND FLAVOUR

From the shores of the lake to the Palazzo delle Paure, discover culture, shopping and delicious food in the historic centre of Lecco

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CULT CITY GALLERY/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF Lecco

Palazzo Belgiojoso, Lecco
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Azzone Visconti Bridge, Lecco
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Villa Manzoni, Lecco
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Campanile di San Nicolò, Lecco
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La “Lucia”, Lecco
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Palazzo delle Paure, Lecco
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Pescarenico, Lecco
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Teatro della Società, Lecco
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Torre Viscontea, Lecco
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Villa Gomes, Lecco
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