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Comune di Lenno
Location of Lenno
Lenno is located in Italy
Location of Lenno in Italy
Lenno is located in Lombardy
Lenno (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°58′N 9°12′E / 45.967°N 9.200°E / 45.967; 9.200Coordinates: 45°58′N 9°12′E / 45.967°N 9.200°E / 45.967; 9.200
ProvinceProvince of Como (CO)
 • Total9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
 (Dec. 2004)
 • Total1,800
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
WebsiteOfficial website

Lenno is a small village on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy. It is located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Como. Lenno is on a small bay of Lake Como called the Golfo di Venere (Bay of Venus).[2]

Ancient Romans started the village. Julius Ceasar invited 500 Greeks to come live in the village. The Greeks planted olive trees all around Lenno. The historian Paolo Giovio (1483-1552) and the geographer Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598) wrote that Pliny the Younger had a villa in Lenno. It was called the Comedy villa.[2][3][4]

Today, the village is popular with tourists. It has mansions, hotels, restaurants, and a small harbor. In 2014, Lenno was joined with three other nearby villages (Mezzegra, Ossuccio and Tremezzo) to make a single municipality called Comune di Tremezzina.[2][5]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Lenno was twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Macri, Rosmarie (2015). Fascinating Lake Como: travel guide for discoverers. Troubador Publishing Ltd. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-78462-962-5.
  3. Gibson, Roy K.; Morello, Ruth (2012). Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-521-84292-1.
  4. Bagot, Richard (1912). The Italian Lakes, pp. 107-108. A. & C. Black
  5. Il Giorno (8 January 2014). "Fusione Comuni, 9 nuove amministrazioni al voto il 25 maggio". Retrieved 27 November 2017 (in Italian).