Palazzo Belgiojoso was built in 1772 by the Marquis Giacomo Locatelli of the Locatelli family of Val Talaggio. It was restored in 1774 and sold to the Princes Belgiojoso d'Este, to whom its current name is due. In 1794 the Princes di Belgioioso became the owners, the architect Pollack was called upon to arrange the adjacent vast park. Site of the Civic Museums since 1928, it houses the museums’ Naturalistic and Archaologic Collections.
In the Lecco Museum of Natural History, the mounting is still the original one, it was kept because it by now represnets a rare example of natural museums of the early 1900s, and holds memories of the illustrius geologist, abbot Antonio Stoppani. The arcade and the courtyard which leads to the large garden serve as backdrop for theatrical performances of a certain level.
Eleven rooms display the Zoological Collections, made up of a large collection of exhibits, a large part of which were prepared by the museum’s founder: Carlo Vercelloni. A selection of the Mineralogical Collection is exhibited è in the 12th room of the museum.
The Archaeological Museum, with materials coming from all over the Province of Lecco, are exhibited in chronological order: from early history to the Iron Age (Golasecca e La Tène) to the Romanisation to the Late Middle Ages. The 6th room is dedicated to Metallurgy in the Lecce area. Iron weapons and worked pots found in Castelnuovo in Valsassina are ascribable to Celtic and Pre-Roman populations.
Museo di Storia - Archeologico (History and Archeological Museum).
Corso Matteotti 32 - tel. (+39) 0341 481248 - Hours: 9.30-14.00 – Closed Mondays.
Oliveto Lario, situated on the western bank of Lecco lake, is made up of the three large villages, Onno, Vassena, Limonta. The municipality offers visitors a range of excellent restaurants, camp sites, private lidos and public beaches.Oliveto Lario
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
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.Abbadia Lariana