In Lecco along the steps of The Betrothed

Photo credits: Alessio Volontè


Manzoni Itinerary is a tour winding in and around the city of Lecco touching the most significant places in the life of the famous Alessandro Manzoni and his novel ” The Betrothed “.

It is suitable to students and to those willing to deepen the study of Manzoni and his work. It is also an opportunity to explore the city and its surroundings.

The tour starts from Villa Manzoni , the historical residence of the family, with a visit to the Museum of Manzoni. In a few minutes it’s possible to get to Piazza Manzoni and its famous monument. From there move on to the Church of the Convent in Pescarenico , identified in the novel as the place where Fra Cristoforo and Fra Galdino lived. Next step is Ponte Vecchio , site of the famous ” Addio Monti “. There are two buildings shortlisted for the title of Lucia’s house : one is in the Olate district while the other is in Acquate. Between these two districts , on the Zucco promontory , it’s located the place where it was Don Rodrigo’s mansion. The area is not open to public as a private villa was built in the 30s during the last century.

An alternative to the main tour allows to get close to the Innominato Castle which is located in Vercurago in the hamlet of Somasca , on a natural hill dominating the whole Lake Como area.

Villa Manzoni opens on Monday 10 April 2023 and can be visited on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 14.00 and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00. It is closed on Monday. For info about guided visits write to

The ticket costs € 6,00.


Address:Via Don Guanella, 1, 23900 Lecco LC, Italia
Phone:+39 0341481247 o +39 0341481249


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