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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Anselmo Sala (18 months ago)
Bellissimo Borgo su una piccola penisola del lago di lecco, il tempo sembra che si sia fermato qui.
Morena Sibilloni (19 months ago)
Luogo incantevole compreso tra la riva bianca e riva nera. Ora è il periodo più bello per visitarlo nella completa tranquillità del periodo invernale.
Marco Tremari (2 years ago)
Posto magico da cui ammirare uno dei punti più belli di tutto il Lago di Como
Katrin Imondi (2 years ago)
Sembra di tornare indietro nel tempo
eleni constantinou (2 years ago)
Like the medieval! Its amazing and unique!
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