If you are staying in Lecco, even just for a few days, you should take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Alessandro Manzoni
, one of the most important Italian writers, who in 1827 published his greatest work: "The Betrothed"
(I Promessi Sposi), based in this area. “The Betrothed” is a historical novel and a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern Italian language.
In Lecco and its environs you can still visit the places described in this novel, like Villa Manzoni
, the house where Manzoni used to live which is now a museum, the fishing village of Pescarenico
, the Church of Don Abbondio
and the inspiration for the home of the protagonist, Lucia.