A trip through Italy's lush Lombardy region will bring you to the resort town of Lecco, home to Provincial art, picturesque terrain, and fascinating monuments dedicated to important historical figures. Our selection of Lecco vacation rentals offers an inviting destination for rest and relaxation after fun-filled days of exploring.
The Province of Lecco is located on the southern tip of stunning Lake Como, nestled on its eastern shores with the Monte Resegone mountain range and rolling countryside as a backdrop. Getting here is easy, as it is only 25 miles from Orio al Serio International Airport and 34 miles from Milan.
A trip to Lecco promises a lesson in history by way of its provocative monuments. The Visconti Bridge, with its eight arches, and the Medieval Bell Tower next to the Minor Basilica of San Nicolò, are excellent places to start. Then visit the Palace of Fears, Belgoioso Palace, and Teatro della Società for a taste of the region's culture through art and opera.
Literature fans will want to see the neoclassical Villa Manzoni to honor Alessandro Manzoni, author of The Betrothed. You might also stop by Lecco's Olate district to view the famed Tabernacle of Bravi, the claimed house of Lucia from Manzoni's novel.
Stroll along Lake Como's southern waterfront before you head to busy Piazza XX Settembre and Piazza Zermenati for cafés, coffee bars, and people watching, then take the cable car to Piani D'Erna for breathtaking views of Lecco and Lake Como.
Treat yourself to Lecco's gorgeous countryside for a peaceful reprieve and visit verdant Imbersago, boasting churches and an old spinning mill and washhouse, or Vercurago to see the Castle of the Unnamed. River d'Adda is home to Iron Bridge and an excellent track for cyclists - a beautiful way to experience the area.
Make your vacation to eclectic and ancient Italy complete - reserve one of our Lecco vacation homes and ensure your cozy and private home base at Lake Como today!
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