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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 where we will showcase the best of the fascinating town of Lezzeno: – Lezzeno is a beautiful town on the eastern shore of Lake Como, one of the most scenic and romantic lakes in Italy. It is situated about 15 kilometres northeast of Como and 50 kilometres north of Milan, in the Lombardy region. Lezzeno has a population of about 2,000 inhabitants and is composed of 17 different hamlets that stretch along the narrow road that runs along the lake. Each hamlet has its own history and charm, offering a glimpse of the authentic and traditional life of the locals. Lezzeno has a long and rich history, dating back to the Etruscan and Roman times, when it was a centre of agriculture and water transport. It was also involved in the wars and conflicts that marked the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, such as the War of the Ten Years between Milan and Como in the 12th century, when it was destroyed by the Emperor Barbarossa and his allies. Lezzeno is famous for its natural beauty and stunning views of the lake and the mountains. It has many attractions and activities for visitors, such as the Bulberi cave, a natural wonder that can be visited by boat on Lake Como, in the town of Lezzeno. It is the only grotto on Lake Como, and it is famous for its enchanting play of light effects that can be observed inside the cave. Also, the church of the Saints Quirico and Giulitta, built in the 16th century and featuring a large fresco by the painter G. Quaglio; and the Via Crucis, a path with 14 chapels that leads to the church of the Holy Trinity. Lezzeno is also a great place to enjoy the lake and its surroundings. It has several beaches and coves where you can swim, sunbathe, or relax. You can also rent a boat, kayak, or paddle board and explore the lake at your own pace. Lezzeno is close to other famous destinations on Lake Como, such as Bellagio, Portovenere, and the Cinque Terre, which can be reached by ferry or by car. Lezzeno also offers a variety of restaurants and bars where you can taste the local cuisine and wine, based on fresh fish, cheese, and vegetables. Lezzeno is a town that has something for everyone, whether you are looking for culture, nature, or leisure. It is a perfect destination for a memorable and relaxing holiday on Lake Como.

The Strada Provinciale 583 is the main road from Como to Bellagio and runs right through the town of Lezzeno. (Photos 1 to 18) – The Chiesa SS. Quirico e Giulitta is a significant historical and religious landmark located in the heart of Lezzeno. This church, nestled in the picturesque town of Lezzeno, is just a few steps away from the serene Lake Como. Originally built in the 16th century, it has undergone various modifications over the years. The church was part of the Pieve di Isola until 1780, when it was declared an autonomous parish by Bishop Mugiasca. The church’s façade is adorned with a beautiful lunette depicting the Madonna del latte between a holy warrior and Saint John the Baptist3. The church also houses a bell tower with a monofora on each side. The interior of the church is divided into four sections, with the first two divided into three naves and the last two composed of a single nave3. The presbytery, elevated by two steps, is closed by the back wall. The church is known for its tranquil reflection spaces and rich art and architecture4. It is a testament to the town’s deep-rooted history and devotion to its patron saints, Quirico and Giulitta. The church, with its historical significance and serene ambiance, offers a unique spiritual experience. It stands as a symbol of Lezzeno’s rich cultural heritage and religious devotion. (Photos 17-18-19-20) – The Strada Provinciale 583 (Photos 21-22-23) – The Porto di Lezzeno is a charming port located in the scenic town of Lezzeno. Nestled on the shores of the stunning Lake Como, the port offers breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The port is easily accessible by ferry or hydrofoil from Como. The ticket office and the port are situated along the lakefront. The journey to the port is as captivating as the destination itself. The tranquil waters of Lake Como and the lush greenery of the mountains provide a serene backdrop for a relaxing boat ride. Once at the port, visitors can explore the 7 km stretch of Lezzeno, which is rich in history, stunning locations, and unique traditions. The town offers a variety of experiences, from local cuisine to relaxation and adventure. (Photos 24-25-26) – The Strada Provinciale 583 (Photos 27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36)

Lezzeno Cuisine: – It is known for its beautiful scenery and its traditional cuisine, which is based on local ingredients such as lake fish, cheese, meat, and vegetables. Some of the typical dishes of Lezzeno cuisine are: – Risotto con pesce persico (rice with perch): – a creamy rice dish cooked with butter, white wine, and fresh perch fillets from the lake. – Missoltini (sun-dried shad): – a specialty of Lake Como, these are small fish that are salted, dried, and grilled over a fire. They are usually served with polenta and a sauce made of vinegar, garlic, and parsley. – Cassoeula (pork and cabbage stew): – a hearty winter dish that consists of various cuts of pork (such as ribs, feet, ears, and tail) cooked with savoy cabbage, onion, and tomato. It is often accompanied by bread or polenta. – Formaggella di capra (goat cheese): – a soft cheese made from goat’s milk that is produced in the nearby mountains. It has a mild and slightly tangy flavour and can be eaten fresh or aged. – Miascia (fruit cake): – a rustic cake made with stale bread, milk, eggs, butter, sugar, and dried or fresh fruits (such as raisins, apples, pears, or figs). It is baked in the oven and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk  – Walk along the Strada Provinciale 583
Approximately 4.89 km – 3.04 miles