The church of the Promessi Sposi
Known as the 'church of the Promessi Sposi' or 'church of Don Abbondio', the Church of Saints Vitale and Valeria is one of the most characteristic 'Manzonian places' on Lake Como. It is in Lecco, in the square of the same name in the Olona district.
The first records of this religious building date back to the 15th century. The building has undergone many changes over time. The façade, now in Baroque style, was rebuilt in the 16th century.
If you are a lover of Alessandro Manzoni's literary masterpiece, Lecco and its surroundings will provide you an extraordinary journey in the footsteps of The Betrothed. Leaving the Olate district, head towards the banks of the Adda river. Just before its waters flow into the lake, you will find Pescarenico, an ancient fishing village mentioned in the novel. Here, you can also admire the Addio Monti monument, in memory of the lovers' painful escape from their hometown. In the Acquate district, on the other hand, is the alleged home of Lucia, marked by a plaque.