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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Lecco a captivating city in Lombardy: – Lecco is a picturesque city in northern Italy, located at the southern end of the eastern branch of Lake Como. It is a city of 48,131 inhabitants, and the capital of the province of Lecco in the Lombardy region. Lecco is surrounded by the majestic Bergamo Alps, which offer stunning views and opportunities for hiking and skiing. Lecco has a rich history and culture, dating back to the Celtic and Roman periods. It was also the setting of the novel The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, one of the most influential works of Italian literature. Lecco has many attractions to offer, such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Visconti Bridge, the golden statue of Saint Nicholas, and the Villa Manzoni. You can also enjoy a relaxing walk along the waterfront, where you can admire the scenery and the boats. Lecco is a perfect destination for those who love nature, art, and romance. Lecco is often called the “Florence of the North” for its artistic and cultural heritage. Some of the most famous landmarks of Lecco are the 96-metre-high octagonal bell tower that is often used as the symbol of the town, the 14th century Old Bridge, the 18th century neoclassical facade of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, and the 19th century Villa Manzoni, which is now a museum dedicated to the author who was born in the villa. Lecco is also a lively and modern city, with many restaurants, cafes, shops, and festivals. It is a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer, when visitors can enjoy the sunny beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the lake. Lecco is a city that offers something for everyone, whether you are interested in history, art, nature, or gastronomy. It is a city that will charm you with its beauty, its warmth, and its hospitality.

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is a square in Malgrate, a town in the province of Lecco, Lombardy. It is located on the shore of Lake Como, opposite the city of Lecco. The square is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian general and nationalist who played a major role in the unification of Italy. The square has a fountain, a statue of Garibaldi, and several restaurants and shops. (Photos 1-2-3-4) – Via Alessandro Volta is a street in Lecco which runs from Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi to Viale Italia. (Photo 5) – Viale Italia is a street in Lecco which runs from Via Alessandro Volta to Via Provinciale. (Photos 6-7-8-9) – Ponte Kennedy is a bridge that connects the towns of Lecco and Malgrate in Lombardy, Italy. It is also known as Ponte Nuovo (New Bridge) and it was built between 1942 and 1955, with a pause due to the Second World War. The bridge was designed by engineer Arturo Danusso and it has three large arches that span over the Adda river, the only outlet of Lake Como. The bridge was named after John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the American president who was assassinated in 1963. The bridge is one of the four bridges that cross the Adda in Lecco, along with Ponte Azzone Visconti, Ponte Alessandro Manzoni, and the future fourth bridge that is planned to be built next to Ponte Manzoni. The bridge is an important infrastructure for the traffic and the mobility of the area, as it allows both the entrance and the exit from the city of Lecco. (Photo 10) – Via Adda is a street in Lecco which runs from Via Bezzeccato to Via Raffaello Sanzio. (Photos 11-12-13) – Via Costituzione is a street in Lecco which runs from Piazza Manzoni to Lungolario Isonzo. (Photos 14-15-16-17) – Riva Martiri delle Foibe is a street in Lecce which runs from the Monumento ai Cadutito to Lungolario Isonzo. (Photos 18-19-20) – Lungolario Isonzo is a street in Lecco which runs from the Via Costituzione to Lungolario Via Battisti. (Photos 21-21) – Piazza XX Settembre is the square in the heart of the old town centre of Lecco, a city on the southeastern branch of Lake Como. The square is long and narrow, surrounded by two wings of buildings that make it cozy and protective. The square has a neoclassical style, influenced by the architect Giuseppe Bovara, who designed many of the palaces with porticoes. It is named after the date of September 20, 1870, when the Italian troops entered Rome and completed the unification of Italy. One of the main attractions of the square is the Viscontea Tower, the only remaining part of the castle that was built by Azzone Visconti, the lord of Milan, in the 14th century. The tower is 30 meters high and has a quadrangular shape. It was used as a prison, a watchtower, and a bell tower. The tower is now part of the Civic Museum of Lecco and hosts temporary art exhibitions. Another important building in the square is the Palazzo delle Paure, which means the Palace of Fears. The name comes from the fact that the palace was used as the tax office, where people had to pay their taxes and face the possible penalties. The palace was built in the 20th century and has a neo-Gothic style, with a red brick facade and a coat of arms of the Visconti family. The palace is also part of the Civic Museum of Lecco and hosts the Lecco Mountaineering Observatory, a museum dedicated to the history and culture of mountaineering in the area. Piazza XX Settembre is a lively and charming place, where you can enjoy the historical and cultural heritage of Lecco, as well as the cafes and restaurants that offer local specialties. (Photos 23-24-25)

Piazza Cermenati Mario is a square in Lecco. It is directly facing the lake and has a statue of Mario Cermenati, a geologist and mountaineer who was born in Lecco and founded the Civic Museums of the city. The square has a commercial history, as it was the site of one of the largest and most frequented markets in the area since 1149. The square is also close to the Basilica of San Nicolò, the main church of Lecco, which has a 96-meter-high bell tower that is a symbol of the city. The square is a beautiful place to enjoy the sunset, have a drink, or taste some local specialties. (Photos 26-27-28) – Via S. Nicolò is a street in Lecco which runs from the Basilica prepositurale di San Nicolò to Via Giuseppe Resinelli. – The Basilica of San Nicolò is the main Catholic church in Lecco, a city on the southeastern branch of Lake Como. It is located on an elevated position and stands on the remains of the 14th century city walls. It is dedicated to San Nicolò, the patron saint of sailors and boatmen. The symbol of the church is the very high bell tower, which is 96 meters tall and has a neo-Gothic style. The church has a neoclassical facade with a pediment supported by six Corinthian columns. The interior has three naves, one central and two lateral ones with perimeter chapels. The church has many frescoes and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as some older ones from the 14th century. The church also hosts the Civic Museum of Lecco and the Lecco Mountaineering Observatory. (Photo 29) – Lungolario Via Battisti is a street in Lecco which runs from the Lungolario Isonzo to Piazza Antonio Stoppani. (Photos 30-31-32)

Lecco has a rich culinary tradition, influenced by the lake, the mountains, and the neighboring regions. Some of the special dishes that you can find in Lecco are: – Missoltini: sun-dried and salted freshwater fish, usually shad or agone, that are grilled and served with polenta. This dish is typical of the lake area and has a strong and distinctive flavor. – Cotoletta alla lecchese: – a thin slice of veal, breaded and fried in butter, topped with melted cheese and ham. This dish is a variation of the Milanese cotoletta, but with a richer and creamier taste. – Polenta uncia: – a soft polenta cooked with butter, cheese, garlic, and sage. This dish is a staple of the mountain cuisine and is very hearty and satisfying. – Pizzoccheri: – a type of short and thick buckwheat pasta, cooked with potatoes, cabbage, cheese, and butter. This dish is typical of the Valtellina valley, which borders Lecco, and is a winter delicacy. – Torta di pane: – a bread pudding made with stale bread, milk, eggs, sugar, raisins, and pine nuts. This dessert is a way of using leftover bread and creating a sweet and moist cake.

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Photo Gallery of Walk in Lecco – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, Malgrate to Lungolario CesareVia Battisti
Approximately 2.48 km – 1.54 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, Malgrate – Via Alessandro Volta, Malgrate – Viale Italia, Malgrate – Ponte Kennedy – Via Adda – Via Raffaello Sanzio – Via Leonardo Da Vinci – Via Costituzione – Lungolario Isonzo – Monumento ai caduti – Via Martiri delle Foibe – Lungolario Isonzo – Piazza XX Settembre – Piazza Cermenati Mario – Vicolo Canonica – Via S. Nicolò – Vicolo Canonica – Piazza Cermenati Mario – Lungolario Cesare Via Battisti

Please note, some of the street names were taken from the Michelin Street map for Lecco