Lecco is one of those cities that will make you wonder about the existence of paradise, the atmosphere you will breath here is unique.
The clear mountain waters merge with the rocks of the beautiful mountains that surround the city of Lecco and you will love that.
The historic center, which extends close to the shore of the lake, is rich in architecture, monuments, churches, and gardens.
If you are visiting during Christmas it will be very magic to be in this town, and if you are there for the summer you will be able to enjoy a nice nightlife and the people going on the beaches along the lake.
The famous poet Alessandro Manzoni who written The Promessi Sposi was inspired by this city to start his famous romance.
If you are ready to discover a beautiful city that will give you the chance to see beautiful landscapes and nature Lecco is for you.
Lecco What To Do
It is pretty easy to guess but you might want to start your tour of Lecco by walking on the shores of the lake that surrounds the city.
This is a very beautiful walk and you will enjoy a lot taking pictures of the view and maybe some selfies with the mountains in the background.
In the city center, you will find also the Belltower of San Nicolo which is a tower tall the same as the big ben in London 314 feet (96 meters).
Not a lot of people decide to visit Lecco but I find it a very attractive city and should pass pay and visit if you have time for sure.
The Azzone Visconti bridge, also known as the Ponte Vecchio of Lecco, is one of the symbols of the city. Built between 1336 and 1338 on the Adda river, it is one of the nicest examples of engineering of the time.
Palazzo Delle Paure is a museum where you can find the local and international contemporary art and the history of the great exploits on the mountains of Lecco.
Pescarenico is the area where most of the lake fishermen spend their time fishing and this is the place where Manzoni got inspired the most.
Walking around this area is always a nice idea and you should definitely walk a little bit and talk to the people in Pescarenico.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Santuario Della Nostra Signora Vittoria,
Foce del Bione,
Eremo di San Gerolamo,
Parco Naturale Monte Barra.
Food In Lecco
There is a lot of good food in Italy and Lecco is another great city where you can sit on a table at a restaurant and eat awesome food.
There are many traditional dishes in the city but definitely the polenta with mushrooms and sausages is one of the top dishes in the city.
The mountains and the cold are often something characteristic of this city and a warm polenta dish is always a nice idea.
The Cassoeula, which is usually prepared at the beginning of fall is made with basic ingredients like the cabbage and the poor parts of the pig such as legs, rinds, ribs, head and savoy cabbage.
As for the desserts, we mention the torta Miascia, the Paradell, a sugar-coated pancake, Caviadini, shortbread biscuits, and granulated sugar.