• Art & Culture
    • Religious Tourism

Convent of Fra' Cristoforo

Church of Saints Materno and Lucia, in Lecco’s district of Pescarenico

Where
Chiesa dei Santi Materno e Lucia
Piazza Padre Frà Cristoforo, Lecco

We reach Pescarenico, a district of Lecco clearly mentioned by Manzoni as the place where Renzo, Lucia and Agnese meet Fra' Cristoforo to plan their escape.

 

Located on the left bank of the Adda River and originally a fishing village, Pescarenico is now a very characteristic neighbourhood that has preserved its narrow streets and old houses interspersed with rustic courtyards. And here in Piazza Fra' Cristoforo we encounter the Church of Saints Materno and Lucia as well as the remains of the courtyard of the old convent where Manzoni's three fugitives stayed as described in the novel.

With a single rectangular nave, the church houses a valuable wooden high altar, with the special feature of nine glass boxes containing polychrome wax compositions that can be traced back to the Neapolitan culture of the late 17th century, depicting scenes from the lives of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. Undeniably valuable is the magnificent altarpiece painted by Giovan Battista Crespi found inside.

As for the Manzonian aura, from this small neighbourhood it would be possible to see the landscape that inspired the famous “Farewell to the Mountains” uttered by a sad Lucia, fearful of never being able to see the places of her childhood again

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Places

Pescarenico district of Lecco

Manzoni mentioned the Pescarenico in his most famous work, The Betrothed, and thanks to the story this district has become famous
  • Art & Culture
Pescarenico district of Lecco
215 mt

Villa Manzoni

Today villa Manzoni (Lecco) houses both a museum, where visitors can admire manuscripts belonging to the writer, and an art gallery.
  • Art & Culture
Esterno Villa Manzoni a Lecco
808 mt

Villa Manzoni

Discover the Manzoni residence and family home from 1615 to 1818
  • Art & Culture
Villa Manzoni
824 mt

Nostra Signora della Vittoria Sanctuary

  • Religious Tourism
Nostra Signora della Vittoria Sanctuary
883 mt

Cycling tourism on Lario

Three suggestions to wander around the lake
  • Active & Green
Cycling tourism on Lario
1.25 km

Archaeological Museum

  • Art & Culture
Archaeological Museum
1.57 km

Palazzo Belgiojoso

Natural sciences, archeology, history, astronomy. All in 4 museums, housed in the eighteenth-century Palazzo Belgiojoso of Lecco
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Belgiojoso
1.59 km

Church of Don Abbondio

The sacred place where the undecided priest celebrated the wedding of Renzo and Lucia
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa Don Abbondio - Credits LeccoNews
1.85 km

The Home of Lucia

One of the presumed houses of the protagonist of The Betrothed, in the Lecco district of Acquate
  • Art & Culture
Casa Lucia - Credits LarioLakeComo_com
2 km

Monte Barro: nature and history

An excursion out of radar during your holiday on Lake Como
  • Parks
monte barro lago annone lecco
3.28 km

Castello dell'Innominato

In Vercurago, the places of Lucia and the Promessi Sposi
  • Villages
lecco città manzoniana
3.69 km

Castle of the Unnamed

Stronghold in the Lecco area with a Splendid view of Lake Garlate
  • Art & Culture
Rocca Vercurago - Credits comune.vercurago.lc.it
3.87 km

The free access beaches on the Eastern Branches on Lake Como

  • Lakes
spiaggia ramo lecco lago como
4.17 km

Abegg Silk Museum

From mulberry to silkworm and then the fine silk thread. Here you are Abegg Silk Museum in Garlate.
  • Art & Culture
Abegg Silk Museum
4.34 km

Il monte Resegone

The mountain Resegone with its unforgettable profile as a saw is silhouetted against Lecco and all Brianza.
  • Mountains
Il monte Resegone
5.55 km

Monastery of santa maria del lavello

  • Religious Tourism
Monastery of Santa Maria del Lavello
5.59 km

Lake Olginate

In the past there was a Roman bridge now there is the dike of Lake Lecco. Here you are Olginate.
  • Lakes
Lake Olginate
5.92 km

Basilica of San Pietro al Monte

Basilica of San Pietro al Monte: a walk to a treasure in the wood
  • Religious Tourism
san pietro al monte
6.32 km

Parco Minerario dei Piani Resinelli

  • Active & Green
Piani Resinelli
6.78 km

Lago di Annone

The largest basin of the Brianza lakes, a few kilometres from Lecco
  • Lakes
Lago di Annone
7.07 km

Events

...di segno in segno...

Galleria "La Nassa"
Piazza Era, 6, 23900, Lecco
01/04/2024 - 31/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
...di segno in segno...
142 mt

200 anni dalla nascita di Antonio Stoppani

edificio 10, Aula Magna del Polo territoriale di Lecco del Politecnico di Milano
Via Ghislanzoni, 23900, Lecco, LC
05/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
200 anni dalla nascita di Antonio Stoppani
451 mt

Com'è cambiato il clima dai tempi di Stoppani? Due secoli di crisi climatica nell'era antropozoica

Politecnico di Milano - Polo territoriale
Via Previati, 1/c, 23900, Lecco (LC)
11/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Com'è cambiato il clima dai tempi di Stoppani? Due secoli di crisi climatica nell'era antropozoica
492 mt

Geo Cult

La Piccola
Piazzale Cassin, 23900, Lecco (LC)
03/05/2024 - 12/05/2024
  • Top Events
Geo Cult
612 mt

Il bel paese

La Piccola
Piazzale Cassin, 23900, Lecco (LC)
03/05/2024 - 12/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il bel paese
612 mt

Botanical trekking al Monte Barro in cerca di orchidee

Edicola Ponte Vecchio
Via Azzone Visconti, 86
20/04/2024
  • Active & Green
Botanical trekking al Monte Barro in cerca di orchidee
630 mt

Trekking al rifugio Rosalba partendo dai Piani Resinelli

Eurospin
Via Caduti Lecchesi a Fossoli
20/04/2024
  • Active & Green
Trekking al rifugio Rosalba partendo dai Piani Resinelli
645 mt

Sulla vetta del monte Moregallo

Parcheggio Eurospin
Via Caduti Lecchesi a Fossoli, 23900, Lecco (LC)
18/05/2024
  • Active & Green
Sulla vetta del monte Moregallo
645 mt

Percorso manzoniano a Lecco

Villa Manzoni
Via Don Guanella, 1
20/04/2024
  • Active & Green
Percorso manzoniano a Lecco
824 mt

Percorso manzoniano a Lecco

Villa Manzoni
Via Don Guanella, 1
28/04/2024
  • Active & Green
Percorso manzoniano a Lecco
824 mt

Itinerario Manzoniano dal centro storico di Lecco al Rione Pescarenico

Villa Manzoni
Via Don Guanella, 1
11/05/2024
  • Active & Green
Itinerario Manzoniano dal centro storico di Lecco al Rione Pescarenico
824 mt

La cattura

Pizzeria Fiore
Via Belfiore, 1, 23900, Lecco, LC
12/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
La cattura
903 mt

Belee de cursa 16^ edizione

ritrovo al piazzale antistante la "FIocchi Munizioni SpA"
Via Santa Barbara, 4, 23900, Lecco, LC
05/05/2024
  • Sport
Belee de cursa 16^ edizione
1.02 km

Mercato agricolo

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 23900, Lecco, LC
28/04/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercato agricolo
1.17 km

Bnkr44

Piazza Garibaldi
11/05/2024
  • Music and show
Bnkr44
1.17 km

Rodolfo Bonetto

Palazzo Falk
Piazza Garibaldi
16/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Rodolfo Bonetto
1.17 km

Mercato agricolo

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 2900, Lecco, LC
26/05/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercato agricolo
1.17 km

Resegup

partenza e arrivo Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 23900, Lecco, LC
01/06/2024
  • Sport
Resegup
1.17 km

Piero Castiglioni

Palazzo Falk
Piazza Garibaldi
06/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Piero Castiglioni
1.17 km

Mercato agricolo

presso Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 23900, Lecco, LC
30/06/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercato agricolo
1.17 km

Activities

Motorhome & campervan: sustainable rural tourism

  • Lifestyle
Motorhome & campervan: sustainable rural tourism
1.09 km

Food & Wine Tour of Como and Lecco

  • Food & Wine
Food & Wine Tour of Como and Lecco
3.69 km

Food And Wine Tour between lake and vineyards

  • Lakes
Food And Wine Tour between lake and vineyards
3.69 km

Private Tour of Bellagio and Varenna

  • Lakes
Private Tour of Bellagio and Varenna
3.69 km

Tour of the most beautiful villas of Lake Como

  • Lakes
Tour of the most beautiful villas of Lake Como
3.69 km

Bernina Red Train Tour from Lake Como

  • Unesco Sites
Bernina Red Train Tour from Lake Como
3.69 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
5.81 km

In the footsteps of Leonardo walking along Lake Como

  • Active & Green
In the footsteps of Leonardo walking along Lake Como
7.49 km

Cook with us - Lake Como

  • Food & Wine
Cook with us - Lake Como
9.69 km

The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: dairy laboratory for children and teenagers

  • School
The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: dairy laboratory for children and teenagers
12.13 km

The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Cooking Class Experience

  • Food & Wine
The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Cooking Class Experience
12.13 km

The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Blind Test Experience

  • Food & Wine
The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Blind Test Experience
12.13 km

The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Gourmet Experience

  • Food & Wine
The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Gourmet Experience
12.13 km

The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Classic Experience

  • Food & Wine
The secrets of Valsassina cheeses: Classic Experience
12.13 km

WEEKEND - TRAVERSATA DEL TRIANGOLO LARIANO - DA COMO A BELLAGIO

  • Active & Green
WEEKEND - TRAVERSATA DEL TRIANGOLO LARIANO - DA COMO A BELLAGIO
13.87 km

Where to sleep

LT LA CASA di GIO' di Giuseppe Rossi

Lecco
LT LA CASA di GIO' di Giuseppe Rossi
33 mt

CAV VILLA MARTINA RETREAT di YOMA ASD

LECCO
CAV VILLA MARTINA RETREAT di YOMA ASD
106 mt

CAV LA NASSA - AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.

LECCO
CAV LA NASSA - AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.
113 mt

LT di Davide Casiraghi

LECCO
LT di Davide Casiraghi
116 mt

cav di MARA CANTONI

Lecco
cav di MARA CANTONI
118 mt

LT HOUSE ON THE RIVER di Francesca Ripamonti

LECCO
LT HOUSE ON THE RIVER di Francesca Ripamonti
143 mt

DON ABBONDIO

Lecco
DON ABBONDIO
155 mt

B&B PESCARENICO

Lecco
B&B PESCARENICO
163 mt

CAV RIVER APARTMENT di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.

LECCO
CAV RIVER APARTMENT di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.
164 mt

cav LA CASA di ALICE di Francesca Sala

Lecco
cav LA CASA di ALICE di Francesca Sala
228 mt

LT MY AMAZING TIMES PESCARENICO di Claudio Goretti

LECCO
LT MY AMAZING TIMES PESCARENICO di Claudio Goretti
245 mt

CAV CASETTE DI LAURA - AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.

Lecco
CAV CASETTE DI LAURA - AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.
253 mt

cav di ELIANA GIANOLA

Lecco
cav di ELIANA GIANOLA
267 mt

CAV RODAN AMOREVOLI DIMORE

Lecco
CAV RODAN AMOREVOLI DIMORE
298 mt

CAV APPARTAMENTO MANGO di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.

LECCO
CAV APPARTAMENTO MANGO di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.
317 mt

CAV APPARTAMENTO LIME di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.

Lecco
CAV APPARTAMENTO LIME di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.
317 mt

CAV APPARTAMENTO PAPAVERO di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.

Lecco
CAV APPARTAMENTO PAPAVERO di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.
317 mt

CAV GIRASOLE di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.

Lecco
CAV GIRASOLE di AFFITTI BREVI ITALIA S.R.L.
317 mt

cav AL PONTE di Valeria Corti

GALBIATE
cav AL PONTE di Valeria Corti
440 mt

cav SWEET HOME di Carmen Mazzoleni

Lecco
cav SWEET HOME di Carmen Mazzoleni
511 mt