• Art & Culture
    • Lakes

Alessandro Manzoni Itinerary

Lombardy blends nature and culture in an itinerary that will take you to the locations of his famous novel The Betrothed

Alessandro Manzoni Itinerary. Everybody who has ever attended school in Italy knows the work of this author. His descriptions of local landscapes make for the perfect reason to engage in cultural tourism.

 

 

Lombardy blends nature and culture in an itinerary that will take you to the locations of his famous novel The Betrothed. At the Lecco side of Lake Como's shores, it is possible to follow the vicissitudes of the story's main characters. 

 

Undoubtedly, the first stage of this trip is Villa Manzoni. Young Alessandro was born and raised in this house, which belonged to his family home for two centuries.

 

Head to the borough of Pescarenico, with its narrow alleys and houses that cross each other, it will be like being in an XVIIIth century village, when it was still inhabitated by fishermen. The monastery of character of Fra' Cristoforo, a priest who helps the protagonist couple, was supposed to be located in this town.   

The abode of Lucia and Don Abbondio has been an object of debate for a long time. The towns of Olate and Acquate vie for its authentic origins. 

Your route would not be complete without visiting the fortress of Monte Magnodeno.

The Alessandro Manzoni itinerary awaits. Grab a copy of the book and enjoy cultural tourism in Lombardy. 

On the same topic

Museums Bergamo

Bergamo is a city that wants to be discovered; rich in art and culture counts among its excellences important museums
  • Art & Culture
Museums Bergamo, field guide in Lombardy

Theaters Cremona

Cremona stands out not only for its monumental beauties, but also for its lively cultural activity in its theaters
  • Art & Culture
Theaters Cremona, culture in Lombardy

Itinerary Mincio Po Rivers

A pleasant itinerary to discover the naturalistic and architectural riches of this strip of Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Itinerary of Mincio and Po rivers, exploring on two wheels

Monuments Mantua

The Gonzagas have made Mantua a jewel of the Italian Renaissance visible in its palaces, monuments, churches, culture and traditions
  • Art & Culture
Monuments Mantua, ideas for visiting

Castles Lodi

The history of a glorious past between the castles and fortresses of the Lodi area
  • Art & Culture
Castles Lodi, a guide to Lombardy

Lorenzo Lotto Itinerary

In Bergamo on the trail of Lorenzo Lotto, one of the leading exponents of the Italian Renaissance
  • Art & Culture
Lorenzo Lotto Itinerary, following his trails

Milan Design

Not just Salone: ​​where design lives
  • Art & Culture
Milan, design beyond the Furniture Fair

Monuments Lodi

In the center of Lodi you can see buildings and monuments that are real architectural and decorative jewels
  • Art & Culture
Monuments Lodi, ideas for visiting

Theaters Milan

The Scala, the Piccolo, the Nazionale, the Arcimboldi.. Milan on stage.
  • Art & Culture
Theaters Milan, visitors guide

Mantua, Festival City

Mantua is a living city 365 days a year. Thanks to international festivals. Starting from the prestigious Festivaletteratura
  • Art & Culture
Mantua, Festival City

Castles Cremona

Crossroads of trade and area of strong agricultural production, the Cremonese territory has always been guarded by castles
  • Art & Culture
Castles Cremona, tips for visiting

Unusual Museums Lombardy

Other museums that can be visited
  • Art & Culture
WOW SPAZIO FUMETTO

Cult City #inLombardia

11 Cities of Art just waiting to be discovered, one after the other, which look to the future while proudly preserving stunning heritage.
  • Art & Culture
Cult City #inLombardia

Milan, a novel city

Discovering the writers of the past, between the places and the atmospheres of Milan that have inspired great masterpieces of literature
  • Art & Culture
Milan, a novel city

Museums Cremona

The museums, a meeting with the culture and with the history of Cremona
  • Art & Culture
Museums Cremona, discovering Lombardy

Castles Mantua

The Mincio marked for centuries the border of important possessions. The landscape was characterized by new castles in key places
  • Art & Culture
Castles Mantua, discovering Lombardy

Museums Milan

A list of museums that we recommend to visit, from paintings to statues, from technology to nature
  • Art & Culture
Museums Milan, tips and hints

Castles Pavia

Towers, walls, ditches .. a journey between fortresses and sumptuous historic houses
  • Art & Culture
Castles Pavia, landmarks in Lombardy

Monuments Pavia

Ancient squares, historic houses, statues, religious buildings, museums ... in Pavia and its province
  • Art & Culture
Monument Pavia, what to see

Santo Stefano Ticino

A village to be discovered near Milan
  • Art & Culture
Santo Stefano Ticino, art and agriculture