Somasca Castle

Lecco, Italy

Castello dell’Innominato ('the unnamed castle') history dates back to the Carolingian period. At that time on the hill of Somasca, the upper district of Vercurago, there was a signalling tower, that became a fortress some centuries later (documented in 1158). From 1454 this land felt into the clutches of the Republic of Venice and the Adda River became the natural border between the Serenissima (Venice) and the duchy of Milan.The fortress was destroyed by the French, who begun some months before a war against Venice and the bailey was shelled by the Russian in 1799 during the battle between the Napoleonic troops and the Austro-Russian.

today the stone arch, small chapel and walls remain. From the bailey you can admire the wonderful landscapes and sights on the eastern branch of Lake Como to the Alps (north) and the flow of the Adda River (south).

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.eccolecco.it

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Paolo Colombo (5 months ago)
Great company, good food and great music.
Bello Maestro (6 months ago)
Very nice staff, great beers, great music and great views. Small place.
Alan Lercher (13 months ago)
Unique and very welcoming place.
Alessandro Minnella (15 months ago)
Nice and welcoming, many theme nights in a place surrounded by greenery with lots of rock music!
Alessandro Minnella (15 months ago)
Nice and welcoming, many theme nights in a place surrounded by greenery with lots of rock music!
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