That branch of the Lake of Como…
is not the only point of interest on Lake Como. If you want to go around on the traces of the Manzoni’s Betrothed tale’s spots, there’s a lot of places and routes not to be missed, on the banks of the most famous lake of the Italian literature.
Here’s the top 5 Manzoni’s places on the Lake Como.
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The Azzone Visconti Bridge
The ruins of the Unnamed Convent
Lucia’s presumed house
Don Rodrigo’s Palace
The Azzone Visconti Bridge, also known as Ponte Vecchio, has been built between 1336 and 1338 on the River Adda, and it’s from this bridge that the author took the inspiration for the Betrothed’s incipit.
The ruins of the Unnamed Convent are located in the Pescarenico borough. From the top of the hill you will enjoy a stunning view over the Lake, the River Adda and the majestic Mount Resegone.
Lucia’s presumed house is located in the village of Olate, that has been indicated from many scholars as the real Betrothed’s village.
Don Rodrigo’s palace dominates the Lake Como from the Zucco promontory.
Villa Manzoni, in the neighborhood of Caleotto, in Lecco, was the family residence where Alessandro Manzoni spent his childhood.
Alessandro Manzoni was inspired by the fascinating landscape of the Lake Como, but then he spent most of his life in Milan, where you can visit the Manzoni Museum.
Start from the Lake Como your itinerary on the traces of the Betrothed, the most important novel of Italian literature, then stay tuned and discover with Tourizan how to continue your adventure through Italy!