A magnificent view on Lake Como, with the Alps rising from the water and the source of the River Adda that starts its run to the sea. This makes Lecco and Malgrate the places with the best panorama on the lake.
Lecco has also become famous thanks to the novelist Alessandro Manzoni, one of the most important Italian writers, who wrote and based his novel: "The Betrothed"
(I Promessi Sposi) here. In Lecco you can still see and visit the places described in the novel, ie. the house where Manzoni used to live which is now a museum. Furthermore, the “Basilica of St. Nicholas”
(Basilica di San Nicolò), whose origins date back to the XIII century and its bell tower, 96 meters high, which makes it one of the highest in Europe. The “Viscontea Tower”
(Torre Viscontea), is what remains of a former castle of the same century, the Belgoioso Palace
(Palazzo Belgiojoso) (XVI century), now hosts the Museum of Natural History, the Archeological Museum, the Historical Museum and the Planetarium, one of the most valued structures of this kind in Italy.