Lecco ( dt date: Leak ) is a town with 47 240 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012) in Italy and the capital of the province of Lecco, in Lombardy.

Location and data

Lecco is located 50 km north of Milan and 36 km east of Como on the shores of Lago di Lecco, the southeastern arm of Lake Como and has two railway stations.

Borders the following municipalities: Abbadia Lariana, Ballabio, erve, Galbiate, Garlate, Malgrate, Mandello del Lario, Morterone, Pescate, Valmadrera and Vercurago.

Twin Cities

  • France Mâcon in Burgundy, France, since 1973
  • Overijse Belgium in Flemish Brabant, Belgium, since 1981
  • Igualada Spain in Catalonia, Spain, since 1990
  • Hungary Szombathely, Hungary, since 1995
  • Mytischtschi Russia, Russia, since 2005


The place is one of the venues of the novel I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni. In Lecco died in 1848 the journalist and writer Carl August of mold Thor, whose autobiographical embossed, then unpublished manuscript was a lawyer in Como the model for the figure of the Dottore Azzecca - in Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi Garbugli.

Lecco is designated Alpine town of the year 2013.


Sons and daughters of the town