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Castello di Lierna
Lierna, Lake of Como
Castello di Lierna.jpg
Lierna Castle
Type castle
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built X century
In use XVI century
Current
owner
private and public museum
Open to
the public
in part
Battles/wars Como-Milan War
Events
  • 1124 besieged by Milan
  • 1524 captured by Graubünden

Lierna Castle (Castello di Lierna), located in Lierna, it stands on a peninsula jutting out into the Lake Como, is a fortress built originally in the Romanesque period, with characteristics "of fortified bulwark erected using the defensibility of a peninsula jutting out into the water".[1]

History[]

The castle was the subject of battles between Milan and Como of 1124, has become the home for a long time Queen Teodolinda, Queen of the Lombards in Italy and 589 to 616 century. In 1532 Castle Lierna after becoming the primary naval base and strategic which were possible through the many achievements of Gian Giacomo Medici, grandson of San Carlo Borromeo and brother of Angelo (which became Pope Pius IV) who often stayed at Lierna, it will be conquered by the troops of Grisons through extreme hardship and historic naval battles. Within the village of Castle is the church of Saints Maurice and Lazarus with frescoes of the fifteenth century, built originally in the times of 'ancient Rome, was designed to carry out its functions even during sieges, why is the apse facing the lake as a protective rampart and access is inside the castle walls.

Foundation of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus[]

January 22, 1573 at the Castle Church of Lierna, a Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, by issuing a Papal Bull of Pope Gregory XIII, founded the Order of dynastic House of Savoy called Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus and still exists today, in memory of which houses a bronze bell bearing the emblem of the Order of the Royal House of Italy.

References[]

  1. Lombardia, Touring Editore, red guide series, 2005, sbn IT\ICCU\GOP\0052589

Bibliography[]

  • Franca Panizza, Il Castello di Lierna, Ed. Cattaneo Paolo Grafiche, Oggiono, 2003
  • Aurelio Goretti, Testimonianze di guerra, vicende liernesi, Ed. Cattaneo Paolo Grafiche, Oggiono, 2003
  • Aurelio Goretti, Lierna, arti grafiche Panizza, Mandello Lario, 1975
  • Franca Panizza, 1600-1900 tre secoli di personaggi e vicende liernesi, Ed. Cattaneo Paolo Grafiche, Oggiono, 2006
  • Aurelio Goretti, Ricordi di Guerra vicende liernesi, Edoardo Zucchi Ed. Comune di Lierna, Cattaneo Paolo Grafiche, Annone Brianzam 2008
  • Carlo Santini e Alberto Turrin, Lierna un paese si racconta, Grafiche Riga, Annone Brianza (Lc), 2008
  • Aurelio Goretti e Franca Panizza, Storia di Lierna
  • Vincenzo Zucchi, Oppidum Mandelli, Mandello del Lario, varie edizioni.
  • Giorgio Giulini, Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano, 1855 - Pagina 345
  • Nouveau guide du voyageur en Italie, Paris, 1841, pgg 154
  • Rina Compagnoni ed Elisabetta Lafranconi, Sesto quaderno dell’Archivio Comunale della memoria locale, Stampa Felice Zucchi (2008)
  • Antonio Balbiani, Lierna – Mandello del Lario – Abbadia Lariana, Casa Editrice Pietro Cairoli di Como 1968
  • Antonio Balbiani, Da Lierna ad Abbadia, P. Cairoli, 1967
  • Antonio Balbiani, Il mosaico romano di Lierna e le tombe recentemente trovate nel Mandellasco, Tip. Editrice Antonio Noseda, 1957
  • Lago di Lecco. Lierna. Fotografia originale (1947)
  • A. Borghi, M. Casanova e F. Zucchi, Gli statuti di Mandello. Le norme del XIV secolo della Comunità di Mandello con Lierna, Abbadia e Vassena (1900)
  • Società storica comense, Raccolta Storica
  • Maurizio Monti, Storia antica di Como, 1860 - Pagina 145
  • Cesare Cantù, Storia della città e della diocesi di Como esposta, 1829
  • Davide Bertolotti, Il Raccoglitore Ossia Archivi di Viaggi e di Filosofia, 1823
  • Giovanni Battista Giovio.[1]
  • Franca Panizza, Lierna 1906-2006 cento anni di asilo infantile, Ed. Grafiche Rusconi, Bellano, 2006

Coordinates: 37°45′57″N 14°21′11″E / 37.7658°N 14.3531°E / 37.7658; 14.3531

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