Abbadia Lariana is a few kilometers away from Lecco, it stands on a promontory formed by the delta of the river Zerbo, behind the Plan of Resinelli and the summit of the Southern Grigna. The town is made up of the hamlets of Linzanico, Borbino, Novegolo and Crebbio, the name Abbadia dates back to the presence of an ancient Benedictine abbey built in the ninth century.
Some findings of Gallo-Roman times testify the antiquity of the settlements in this area. During the medieval period the town was fortified, you can still see the remains of a tower called the Torraccia. The country was allied with Como during the ten year war (1118-1127), in 1330 it became a fief of the Visconti family of Milan, in 1629 suffered atrocities and looting by Landsknecht, followed by the French and Austrian domination, the years of the Risorgimento and the liberation in 1859.
Today Abbadia Lariana is a quiet and sunny tourist center, the mild climate and excellent tourist offer make it one of the most popular Lake Como destinations. In this area you can make many excursions and trips: in the hamlet of Linzanico starts the trail that in about three hours of walking gets to Resinelli Flatland, the trail of the Wayfarer starts at Borbino, an ancient trail that connected Lecco to Colico.
Among the historic buildings we would like to mention the ancient church of San Lorenzo, with fine paintings and frescoes by Luigi Tagliaferri; in the hamlet of Borbino we find the church of Our Lady of the Snows, built in 1695. Interesting to visit is the Silk Museum, built in antique Monti silk mill , you can visit the rooms and see the equipment that accompanied the work cycle of the silk. There is eleven meters high wringer, built on four working floors, still working perfectly.
Lecco's fame is connected above all to Alexander Manzoni who, as a child, lived in the 18th-century villa of Caleotto (today the Manzoni Museum), and here was inspired when writing many pages of his book I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed).Lecco
Various theme cruises are organized by the Lake Navigation Management, besides the normal lake navigation service, in July and August, it is possible to take a cruise on the Concordia with restaurant service.Navigation
Since 1921 Mandello Lario has been the headquarters of Moto Guzzi (Guzzi Motorcycle), one of the most prestigious Italian motorcycle makers, in the territory there are other historical industrial and artesian brands.Mandello del Lario