Castello di Lierna, Lierna

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Lierna Castle is an Italian castle on the eastern side of Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy. The castle is built on a peninsula that protrudes into the lake 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, associated with the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.The castle is occupied by the people of the frazione of Castello in the comune of Lierna. It is the northwestern most of the eleven frazioni of Lierna comune.HistoryThe 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.Further reading Franca Panizza, Il Castello di Lierna, Ed. Cattaneo Paolo Grafiche, Oggiono, 2003
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  • beautiful charming and romantic village of Roman origin. It is advisable to visit it in late July/early August when the re-enactment of Queen Adelaide's liberation of...
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  • Beautiful fishing village with the remains of the castle, the church of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, docking boats and relaxing beach. Beautiful place out of the chaos of the country. You reach it with...
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  • Like the medieval! Its amazing and unique!
  • A ball of narrow, dark streets overlooking tall stone houses. Also impressive is the tiny square with the medieval church perfectly arranged.
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