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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Sofia Behemoth (8 months ago)
A beautiful place, fairytale, it seems that time has stopped. Wonderful memories.
Wayne Cauchi (2 years ago)
Just perfect!
Sam Pilimatalawwe (2 years ago)
Beautiful place!
channel max (2 years ago)
Perhaps built on a Roman settlement, it was an important castle in medieval times, involved in the wars between Milan and Como, destroyed to diminish the power of Giandomenico Medici, in the sixteenth century by Swiss troops, allied with the Sforza. Transformed into a civil settlement, it still reveals its military origin and its remains among the houses of the village. It is located on a peninsula stretching out over the lake, with its seventeenth-century houses closely gathered together. The oldest part of the village is the small church dedicated to Saints Maurizio and Lazzaro, built in the 12th century and restored in the 16th. Lierna Castello seems to be linked to legends concerning 2 queens (Teodolinda and Adelaide). It is certainly a suggestive place ...
Turista non per caso (4 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
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