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Lecco Things to Do – Attractions & Must See

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Lecco Things to Do

Lecco lies at the southeastern branch of Lake Como and the Bergamo Alps rise to the north and east. There is no shortage of things to do and attractions in Lecco.

Basilica di San Nicolo

This beautiful Basilica was founded in the Seventh Century but has of course undergone renovations. The church is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Sailors and is the symbol of Lecco. The area around the Basilica, like other areas in Lecco, gives you a glimpse of what Lecco would have been like in medieval times, with cobblestone streets and tightly packed squares. In Piazza Roma, for instance, you can seek out Torre Viscontana, part of a medieval tower.

Strolling Around Lecco

As mentioned above, there are many historic Piazzas to walk about and explore shops, cafes, and take in the sights and sounds of Italy. If you are strolling around the old town center, you might spot old castle walls and a filled-in moat. In Piazza Manzoni, in the middle of the square, you can see a monument dedicated to the famous Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni. Lecco also has many pleasant lakeside promenade space, with trees, playgrounds, and superb views across and along Lake Como. You can visit Ponte Azzone Visconti (a bridge) built by Azzone Visconti between 1336 and 1338, which is also called “Big Bridge.”

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Lecco.

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