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Lecco. Città dei Promessi Sposi

Lecco 12/10/2017 - 29/10/2017

Various venues
Free admission

“That branch of Lake Como which extends southward between two unbroken mountain chains…” Like the firing of the Olympic cauldron signalling the start of the games, these opening words kick off the “Lecco. Città dei Promessi Sposi” event, marking the 190th anniversary of the first edition of Alessandro Manzoni’s celebrated novel in 1827. The calendar of concerts, conferences, theatre performances, shows, guided tours and seminars revolves around the relationship between the author and Lecco, as documented by the period prints and paintings exhibited at the Caleotto district’s Villa Manzoni, the most frequented literary museum in Lombardy. The Alessandro Manzoni International Prize for the best historical novel will also be awarded during the festival. In past years, lifetime achievement awards have been given to Chilean author Luis Sepulveda, Founder and Honorary President of the FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano Giulia Maria Mozzoni and composer Paolo Conte, as well as Emanuele Severino, Umberto Eco, Mario Botta, Luca Ronconi and Ermanno Olmi.

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