Lecco

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Lecco featuring boating, a bay or harbor and a coastal town

Historic architecture, stunning natural beauty, fascinating museums and alpine sports make this one of Lake Como’s liveliest destinations. 

The busy lakeside city of Lecco blends centuries-old villas and pretty squares with mountain sports and scenic landscapes. Lecco sits at the southernmost point of the eastern arm of Lake Como, framed by attractive countryside and rugged mountains. The city dates back to the Roman era, grew rapidly during the 18th century and has long been a favored destination of artists and poets.

Lecco’s historic heart spreads along the eastern banks of the River Adda. Walk or cycle along its waterfront promenade while enjoying uninterrupted lake and mountain views. Go to Piazza Mario Cermenati and admire the traditional Italianate buildings. Visit Basilica di San Nicolò, the city’s cathedral. Step inside to see its lavish gilded décor and frescos.

A short walk from the cathedral is Piazza XX Settembre, a large square dominated by the medieval La Torre di Viscontea (Viscontea Tower). Today, the tower houses the Museum of the Mountain and Alpinism. Discover more local history at the Museo di Storia Naturale (Museum of Natural History), set in the impressive Palazzo Belgiojoso. Learn about the life of Alessandro Manzoni at Museo Manzoni, once the childhood home of the acclaimed writer and poet.

Typical of Italian and Lake Como towns, Lecco boasts a wealth of cafés, pizzerias and trattorias. Try tasty focaccia breads topped with locally produced semi-soft cheese such as taleggio.

Don’t miss the chance to explore the surrounding landscapes. Ride the cable car to Piani d’Erna, a plateau on Mount Resegone. Marvel at the sweeping views, follow hiking trails or enjoy winter activities, including downhill skiing and snowboarding. Go to Adda Nord Park for its wildlife, archeological sites and castle ruins.

Lecco is a 1-hour drive from Milan and about a 40-minute drive from Como. Buses and ferries connect the city with the lake’s other towns and villages. Many visit Lecco on daytrips before moving onto other Lake Como destinations such as Bellagio and Varenna. However, with historical and natural attractions, a vibrant café culture and a range of accommodations, it is worth lingering a while amid the city’s captivating charms.

Foresteria Solosonno
Foresteria Solosonno
Via Lazzaretto, 14, Lecco, Lombardy
The price is NT$2,066 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated in Lecco, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Branch of Lecco, Ponte Azzone Visconti, and Palace of Fears. Palace Bovara and Monte Barro Regional ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (37 reviews)
"The only drawback is the parking situation. There was a lack of refreshment facilities."

Reviewed on 2019/7/18

Foresteria Solosonno
NH Lecco Pontevecchio
NH Lecco Pontevecchio
4 out of 5
Via Azzone Visconti, 84, Lecco, LC
The price is NT$2,833 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the heart of Lecco, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Ponte Azzone Visconti and 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Monte Due Mani. Lecco Station is 13 minutes ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (628 reviews)
Great hotel
"Great clean hotel. Good located. It is pet friendly but with strange rules. You are not allowed to keep your dog alone in the room. If you take your pet with you….should you have breakfast separately when you are there just as a couple?"

Reviewed on 2021/7/7

NH Lecco Pontevecchio
Don Abbondio
Don Abbondio
3 out of 5
Piazza Era 10, Lecco, LC
The price is NT$3,011 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ponte Azzone Visconti, Villa Manzoni, and Monte Barro Regional Park. Branch of Lecco and Palace ...
3.9/5 Good! (50 reviews)
Perfect Hotel ran by a lovely couple
"We had a lovely stay at Don Abbodino, we were a little apprehensive about staying in Lecco as it is not as popular as the other towns of Lake Como, however do not worry it has a perfect charm, stunning vistas, wonderful restaurants and atmosphere. Our room on the top floor was a great size with a ..."

Reviewed on 2020/8/19

Don Abbondio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lungolago Holiday Home
Lungolago Holiday Home
Lungolario Isonzo 13, Lecco
The price is NT$3,742 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
Situated in Lecco, this property is steps from Branch of Lecco and Palace of Fears. Palace Bovara and Stadio Rigamonti-Ceppi are also within 15 minutes. Lecco ...
Lungolago Holiday Home
Cece' Dependance
Cece' Dependance
Via Leonardo da Vinci 21, Lecco
Situated in Lecco, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Branch of Lecco, Palace of Fears, and Palace Bovara. Ponte Azzone Visconti and Monte ...
Cece' Dependance
Residenza Cece'
Residenza Cece'
Via Cesare Cantu' 11, Lecco
Situated in Lecco, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Branch of Lecco, Monte Barro Regional Park, and Palace of Fears. Ponte Azzone Visconti ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"L'appartement est bien placée et très propre dommage , il paraît tres impersonnel, quelque décorations aux murs pourront le rendre plus "cosy". Il manque une prise piur le micro-ondes."

Reviewed on 2019/8/18

Residenza Cece'
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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