Lecco Blog | Here’s Why You Should Take A Day Trip From Milan To Lecco

Lecco Blog | Here's Why You Should Take A Day Trip From Milan To Lecco - 20200424 102235

Milan, the bustling metropolis of fashion and culture, offers an array of attractions and experiences. However, sometimes you need a breath of fresh air and a change of scenery. This lake city, Lecco is in the same region as Milan – Lombardy. It is a perfect choice if you looking to escape Milan for a day to somewhere peaceful and with a beautiful view.

Lecco is only 39 minutes by train from Milano Centrale. You can visit the Trenitalia website for information on train schedules and ticket price. There is a fair share of tourist attractions in the city of Lecco. I will advise you to allow a full day as there are many things you can do and see. From the list below, you can prioritize the places you would love to visit based on your interest.

A Scenic Train Ride

Leaving behind the urban landscape of Milan, the train journey to Lecco sets the stage for an unforgettable day. As you traverse through the Lombardy region, the landscape transforms into rolling hills, lush greenery, and panoramic vistas. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, making you anticipate the hidden gems that await you in Lecco.

Exploring the Town Center

Upon arrival in Lecco, the town welcomes you with its tranquil ambiance and picturesque streets. Begin your adventure by strolling through the town center, soaking up its charming atmosphere. Discover quaint cafes, local boutiques, and historic buildings that reveal the town’s rich heritage. Take a moment to visit Piazza XX Settembre, the heart of Lecco, where you can relax and observe the local life unfolding before your eyes.

The city is a great pick for hiking or mountain climbing. If you want a panoramic view of the city, go to Piana di San Tommaso. Visit Lungolago di Lecco for a spectacular view of the sea and mountains.

A house overlooking the Lake with San Niccolo bell tower in view
A pinched view of the Lungo Lago di Lecco, walking in from Viale della Costituzione. The walking path around the lake is in a snake line, and it is indeed Lungo (long).
Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence
Ponte Vecchio Bridge

The Ponte Vecchio bridge in Lecco shares its name with another bridge in Florence. Apart from the bridge for automobiles, there is a walkway with fat benches nested under the trees. The benches are close enough to the railings so you can see the activities going on on the lake – like a woman paddling a canoe; speedboats carrying a bunch of tourists; few shirtless youths taking a dive and having a picnic by the shore; and men fishing. This spot is very calm, calm enough to hear the little fountain located somewhere along the walkway from quite a far distance. It was very evident that the Lungo Lago di Lecco steals the shine of this beautiful spot as it was full to the brim with locals and tourists.

Outdoor Adventures

Lecco is a lake city with a lot of attractions and things to offer. Rocky, colourful and serene are three words that can perfectly describe the city.It is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a plethora of activities that cater to all levels of adventure. Hiking enthusiasts can embark on the breathtaking Sentiero del Viandante (Path of the Wanderer), which winds its way along the eastern shore of Lake Como. The trail rewards hikers with panoramic views, lush forests, and charming villages along the way. For adrenaline junkies, rock climbing in the nearby Grigne mountains is a thrilling option.

Local Cuisine

No trip to Italy is complete without savoring the local cuisine, and Lecco does not disappoint. Indulge in a culinary journey by sampling traditional Lombard dishes, such as risotto, polenta, and bresaola. Explore the local trattorias and osterias, where you can enjoy authentic flavors and warm hospitality. Be sure to pair your meal with a glass of locally produced wine or the famous sparkling wine, Franciacorta.

Piana d’erna in Lecco

Also, visit Piana d’erna in Lecco and take the cable tram to experience a breathtaking view.

You can reach Piana d’erna in 20 minutes by a bus you can catch just outside the train station. You can walk around the village and discover beautiful villas hidden in the dense vegetation and cosy bars with amazing overview of the lake.

See some pictures of Piana d’erna in Lecco

Cable Car, Lecco
Cable Car, Lecco
Cable Link from Lecco to Piana d'Erna
Cable Link from Lecco to Piana d’Erna
Piana d'Erna Panorama
Piana d’Erna Panorama
Piana d'Erna
Piana d’Erna
Piana d'Erna
Piana d’Erna
Piana d'Erna
Piana d’Erna
Piana d'Erna
Piana d’Erna
Piana d'Erna
Piana d’Erna

Lecco, a hidden gem near Milan, offers a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its harmonious blend of natural beauty, historical charm, and outdoor activities create the perfect day trip destination. Whether you seek tranquility along the shores of Lake Como, embark on thrilling adventures in the mountains, or simply immerse yourself in the town’s picturesque ambiance, Lecco will leave a lasting impression. So, next time you’re in Milan, don’t miss the opportunity to explore this enchanting corner of Lombardy and experience nature’s serenade in Lecco.

Museums in Lecco

  • Palace of Fears
  • Torre Viscontea
  • Museo della montagna
  • Osservatorio Alpinistico Lecchese
  • Palazzo Belgioioso – Polo Museale
  • Moto Guzzi Museum
  • Resinelli Adventure Park
  • Parco Archeologico dei Piani di Barra
  • Civic Museum Setificio Monti
  • Museo Medardo Rosso
  • Eremo Di San Genesio

Monuments/Structures In Lecco

  • Monumento Antonio Stoppani
  • Campanile San Nicolò
  • Sentiero Spirito Del Bosco
  • Monument to Mario Cermenati
  • Lungolago di Lecco
  • Carlo Guzzi Statue
  • Monument to Garibaldi
  • Villa Bertarelli
  • Piana di San Tommaso
  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge

Parks in Lecco

  • Parco naturale del Monte Barro
  • Riserva naturale Sasso Malascarpa
  • Parco Monte Barro
  • Happy Jungle
  • Parco Monte Barro- Centro Flora Autoctona
  • Parco di Villa Gomes

Mountains in Lecco

  • Monte Resegone
  • Grigna
  • Grignetta
  • Corni di Canzo
  • Cornizzolo
  • Monte Barro
  • Monte Due Mani
  • Moncodeno
  • Monte San Martino
  • Zucco Di Desio

Beaches/Lakes in Lecco

  • Pradello – beach
  • Abbadia Lariana Beach
  • Lago Di Lecco – lake

Hiking Areas in Lecco

  • Cascata Del Cenghen

Basilica in Lecco

  • Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte

Wildlife Refuge in Lecco

  • Sentiero delle Vasche Lecco
  • Sentiero delle Vasche

Enjoy your trip!

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