Small city on the banks of the great lake: nestled in the mountains and surrounded by valleys and natural parks. It is the city of Lecco, in the Lombardy region, made famous and eternal by Alessandro Manzoni who has set the novel of the Promessi Sposi in these places. The unmistakable peaks of the Resegone (also known as Monte Serrada) and the great natural valleys are in fact minutely described by Manzoni that has made the city of Lecco not only a culture and attraction for the territory but also one of the most popular destinations for travelers visiting Lombardy. There are in fact many historical and artistic beauties that you can admire in the beautiful city of Lecco, defined by many as a real community with "thousand faces": from the great Basilica of San Nicolò (patron saint of the city), to the Visconti Tower located in 'ancient castle, passing through the Palazzo delle Paure (now home to the Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Ponte Vecchio, which served as a link between the city of Lecco and the Duchy of Milan, are just some of the architectural works preserved in the city . And outside the historical center, it will be possible to admire the famous Villa Manzoni, the writer's residence and of which it preserves original furnishings and furnishings (such as the delightful fireplace); or the Palazzo Belgiojoso, which is located in the Castello district and which today houses the civic museum and the great Planetarium; or the house of Lucia Mondella, protagonist of the Promessi Sposi, in which the Palazzotto of Don Rodrigo is well preserved.


Lecco (Source: Luca Casartelli - CC BY SA 2.0)

How to reach Lecco

The city of Lecco is well connected with the main national and international locations through the nearby airports of "Milan Malpensa" (about 70 km), Milan Linate "(about 60 km) and" Orio al Serio "in the province of Bergamo ( about 45 km). Also provided efficient connections by train or bus in the direction of Milan (Central Station and Porta Garibaldi), Bergamo and Sondrio. Reaching the center of Lecco is in fact easy for travelers coming from Italy or the main European locations.

By plane

The city of Lecco is easily reachable by air both with flag carriers and low cost. To reach the city center from the "Milano Malpensa" airport, we recommend the "Malpensa Express" shuttle service that connects the airport to the Milano Centrale railway station. From here there are numerous connections to the Lecco railway station. From Milan "Linate" to reach the center of Lecco is recommended the "Starfly" bus service that will take you to the Milano Centrale station. From the central station of Milan, numerous train connections connect the capital with the city of Lecco both with regional routes and high-speed trains. Instead, from the airport of Orio al Serio it is possible to use the "Airport Bus" service which will take you to the Bergamo railway station, which provides frequent train connections with the Lecco station.


The train station of Lecco (Piazza Stazione) is served by the Trenitalia and Trenord companies and offers connections to the main stations of the region. Scheduled daily trips also with high-speed trains to Milan Central (about 40 minutes); Milan Porta Garibaldi (about 60 minutes); Bergamo (about 40 minutes) and Sondrio (about 80 minutes). To find timetables, destinations and to book the ticket, it is advisable to consult the website of the railway companies.


The city of Lecco is connected to many localities of the province thanks to a dense network of suburban buses that depart and arrive at the station of Piazza Lega Lombarda (near the railway station). Public transport is managed by the company "Lecco Trasporti".

By car

If you plan to spend a few days in the beautiful town of Lecco, the car is probably not the best choice. Much of the historical center of the city is in fact forbidden to cars. Alternatively, you can use paid parking in Via Parini (a few steps from the pedestrian area).


During the spring and summer it is possible to reach the shores of Lake Lecco also by boat. The Navigazione Laghi company runs daily connections even with guided tours. For information, consult the website of the shipping company.