Lierna Castle

Lierna, Italy

Lierna Castle is built on a peninsula that protrudes into the lake Como and consists of a group of connected buildings, rather than a single building. The main portion of the current buildings was constructed in the 10th century in Romanesque style upon former Roman ruins. The castle includes the 11th-century church of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Chiesa dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro), associated with the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.

The last military use of the castle was in the mid-16th century by Gian Giacomo Medici, known as 'Medeghino' (the 'small Medici'), who was primarily a mercenary.

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Via Scura 5, Lierna, Italy
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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Turista non per caso (2 years ago)
Small fraction of Lierna in the province of Lecco. Beautiful church with the facade painted with the images of saints Maurizio and Lazzaro. To be seen
Valeria Mauri (2 years ago)
Very suggestive
SANDRA PURICELLI (2 years ago)
It is not a castle, but the name of this tiny village, located in an enchanting place on the splendid Lake Como branch of Lecco. In visiting it you experience the atmosphere of the distant past. To visit.
Maria Serrano (3 years ago)
It is not a real castle but it is a nice area to visit.
Anselmo Sala (3 years ago)
Bellissimo Borgo su una piccola penisola del lago di lecco, il tempo sembra che si sia fermato qui.
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