Museums & Galleries in Lecco

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Museums & Galleries in Lecco

Contemporary Art Gallery at the Palazzo della Paura
Piazza XX Settembre 20, Lecco
The name means the Building of Fear, because it once held the tax office. The nickname stuck and today holds  a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art. There are both permanent and temporary exhibits:  See what’s on

Lecco Archeological Museum
Museo Archeologico Lecco
Palazzo Belgiojoso
Corso Matteotti, 32, Lecco
Tel. +39 0341 481248
Archeological museum. Entrance Free. Open Tu -Su 9:30 – 14:00.

Lecco Natural History Museum
Museo di Storia Naturale Lecco
Palazzo Belgiojoso
Corso Matteotti, 32, Lecco
Tel. +39 0341 481248
Natural History Museum. Entrance Free. Open Tu -Su 9:30 – 14:00.

Vintage Motorcycles

Mandello del Lario is home to Moto Guzzi the oldest European manufacturer of motorcycle production, established in 1921. Every year since 2001 Mandello del Lario hosts The  GMG (Giornata Mondiale Guzzi ; Worldwide Guzzi Day) where Guzzi owners and collectors come to show off their both new and vintage motorcycles.

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Motoguzzi Motorcycle Museum
Museo del Motociclo Motoguzzi
Via Parodi, 57/63
Mandello, LC
Tel. +39 0341 709111

A bit further up the lake in Mandello you will find the Motoguzzi motorcycle manufacturing plant and museum where you can see the most complete collection of the world famous vintage bikes. Entrance Free. Guided tours (in Italian) Mon – Fri afternoons 15:00 – 16:00; Sat by reservation (min. 10-15 people). It is best to phone in advance.

Villa Manzoni House Musuem and Municipal Art Gallery
Villa Manzoni – Museo Manzoniano e Galleria Comunale d’Arte
Via Guanella, 7, Lecco
Tel. +39 0341 481247

The Alessandro Manzoni villa has rooms, a chapel and cellar preserved with original objects as they were in his time, a beautiful garden and art gallery are also on the grounds for visitation. Entrance €4,00 (discounts for children and seniors) Open Tu -Su 9:30 – 17:30.
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Viscontea Tower
Torre Viscontea
Piazza XX Settembre, Lecco
Tel. +39 0341 282396
The tower was once an integral part of the city’s defense. Once situated on the south-west corner of the walled city it was the focal point of the city entrance at the time. Built early XIV century for Azzone Visconti, was at one point transitory lodging for Spanish soldiers and is said to have also served as a prison. Today it hosts a contemporary art gallery featuring both local and international artists.



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