My Lecco

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When I ask visitors if they have been to Lecco, the usual reply is, “Why should I go there? It’s so industrial.” Really? Let us take a look.  Lecco is easy to get to by either train, bus, car or boat. Your first trip there must be by boat. It is the most dramatic & beautiful of any trip on the lake. Instantly, as the boat rounds the Bellagio promontory, you will see what I mean. Heading down the Lecco branch, the landscape, colors and mood are different from anywhere on the lake.

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The mountains are more jagged,

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The cafes and villages appear nearly empty, while at the same time, the Como branch is swarming with tourists. You will still see fantastic lakefront villas.

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Entering the harbor, it would seem impossible for the setting to become more gorgeous, but looking around, it does.

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The harbor area is stunning.

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Lecco’s passionate, war and peace monument is situated in this area,

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and is the most dramatic of any monument around the lake.

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All Italians are familiar with Alessandro Manzoni’s classic novel, The Betrothed (Promessi Sposi), as it is required reading. Lecco and the Adda River are the featured setting for this romantic masterpiece.

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The shots below were taken from along the Adda River.

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Very dreamy.

Here are a few parting shots to end this blogger’s love affair with Lecco: It is also a serious water sports destination for any kind of wind anything, & is a location for world-class rowing competitions, – see viewing stadium below;

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More beautiful sculptures, old buildings, really nice shopping & an excellent, full-service train station complete what goes on in Lecco. I like it there.

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~ by mylakecomo on May 2, 2014.

One Response to “My Lecco”

  1. Really loving the mountain photography! These are some of the best photos on the internet!

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