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Lecco, Province of Lecco, Lombardy

The town is situated 50 kilometres north of Milan. Its strategic position and good connection by road, railways and waterways have made it an important trade center. Lecco is located on the southern side of the eastern branch of Lake Como with the Lombard Alps to the east, where the lake tightens and forms the river Adda. Three famous bridges connect Lecco to Como and Milan: the ancient Azzone-Visconti Bridge built in the 14th century, the Kennedy Bridge (1956) and the Alessandro Manzoni Bridge (1985).

Info

  • Altitude: 214 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 48,000 inhabitants in 2010
  • Zip/postal code: 23900
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0341
  • Patron Saint: St. Nicolò, celebrated on 6 December
  • Frazioni & Localities: Falghera, Malnago, Versasio, Piani d'Erna, Pradello, Pian dei Resinelli

What to see

  • Villa Manzoni, in the area called Caleotto, a neoclassical palace where Alessandro Manzoni spent long years to sell it finally in 1818. The Villa preserves family memories of the novelist, and hosts also the Pinacoteca Comunale, with paintings of the Lombard school of the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as by painter Pizzi.

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