The lake of Lecco is “that branch of Lake Como“, the eastern branch of Lake Como, described by Alessandro Manzoni in the novel par excellence of Italian literature: “I promessi sposi”.
The town of Lecco, once a village, was a source of inspiration for the drafting of one of the most popular novels in the world: “I promessi sposi”, the tormented love story between the young Renzo and Lucia.
Alessandro Manzoni used to spend his summer holidays at Villa Manzoni and these moments allowed the young writer to be impressed by the beautiful natural resources that this territory offer, painting it in this wonderful novel.
Visiting Lecco and its lake you can go from the imagination to reality and retrace the love story of Renzo and Lucia, visiting the Manzoni places, passing from the Church of Don Abbondio to the Castle of the Unnamed, from the house of Lucia to the Don Rodrigo’s palace.
Take a step back in time and let yourself be carried away by sensations, to be protagonists in today’s Lecco of a novel that knows no time.
Just at one hour far away from Milan you can find this beautiful landscape and if you book your private driver you will enjoy your trip in the better way.