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The Betrothed Map

Map of locations in The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873), published in 1827

"Maps of the Classics" by Peter Biggins
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Barzio
Barzio, Lombardy, IT
Where Manzoni's ancestors were feudal lords.
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Alessandro Manzoni Bridge
Ponte Alessandro Manzoni
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
Bridge over the Adda River built in 1985.
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Piazza Fra Cristoforo
Piazza Padre Cristoforo
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
Where the Capuchin monastery is. Chiesa dei SS. Materno e Lucia
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Ponte Visconti
Ponte Azzone Visconti
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
Built in 1338.
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Cimitero Monumentale
Where Manzoni was buried in 1873. His tomb located at the very center of the Famedio.
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San Fedele
Church where Alessandro Manzoni fell on the steps on his way into Mass and died in 1873.
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Via Allesandro Manzoni
Via Alessandro Manzoni
Milan, Lombardy 20121, IT
Street named after Manzoni after his death.
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Piazza Era
Piazza Era
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
Where trhe fisherman's village was.
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Piazza Bione
Piazza Bione
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
Where the Bione River was.
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Via Lucia
Via Lucia
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
Where Lucia's house was.
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Via Don Rodrigo
Via Don Rodrigo
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
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Via Menico
Via Menico
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
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Via Renzo Tramaglino
Via Renzo Tramaglino
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
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Sagrato Don Abbondio
Sagrato Don Abbondio, 2
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
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Casa Manzoni
Via Gerolamo Morone, 1
Milan, Lombardy 20121, IT
Where Alessandro Manzoni lived from 1814 to 1873, now a museum.
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Monza
Monza, Lombardy, IT
Where Lucia and Agnese went secretly at Fra Cristoforo's suggestion to escape Don Rodrigo. About 25 miles south southwest of Lecco and 10 miles north northeast of Milan.
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Bergamo
Bergamo, Lombardy, IT
Where Bortolo lived. About 22 miles southeast of Lecco and 30 miles northeast of Milan. Part of the Venetian Republic.
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Villa Manzoni
Via Beato Guanella, 7
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
Where Manzoni spent his childhood, adolescence, and early youth. Now a museum.
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Corso Promessi Sposi
Corso Promessi Sposi
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
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Milan Cathedral
Cathedral of Milan, Piazza del Duomo
Milan, Lombardy 20121, IT
Renzo saw the cathedral on his 10-mile walk from Monza to Milan. Frederico Borromeo was archbishop of Milan from 1595 to 1631. His cousin, St. Charles Borromeo, is buried here.
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Resegone
Alpine mountain that Renzo could see as he looked back on his way from Monza to Milan. 1,875 meters above sea level.
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Porta Orientale
Milan, Lombardy, IT
Where Renzo entered Milan on his way from Monza to the Capuchin monastery.
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Gorgonzola
Gorgonzola, Lombardy, IT
Town on the way from Milan to Bergamo.
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Cassano
Cassano d'Adda, Lombardy, IT
Where there was a bridge across the Adda River.
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Canonica
Capriate San Gervasio, Lombardy, IT
Where there was a ferry across the Adda River.
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Trezzo
Trezzo sull'Adda, Lombardy, IT
Where the bells may have been ringing that vRenzo heard while he was trying to sleep.
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Rimini
Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, IT
Where Fra Cristoforo was transferred to and walked 240 miles to get there.
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Villa Manzoni Brusuglio
Cormano, Lombardy, IT
Allesandro Manzoni's country home.
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San Marco Church
Where Verdi's Requiem, written in honor of Allesandro Manzoni, was first performed, on the first anniversary of his death. Verdi himself conducted.
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Castle of the Unnamed
Lecco, Lombardy, IT
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Ambrosian Library
Founded By Frederico
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Borromeo College
Founded in 1561 by the estate of Carlo Borromeo. Carlo's cousin Federico studied religion here.
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Ambrosian Library
Named after Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan, it was founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo (1564–1631).
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Maggianico
Lecco, Lombardy, IT
Where Agnese's cousin Alessio lived.
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Vercurago
Vercurago, Lombardy, IT
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San Carlo al Lazzaretto
Largo Frà Paolo Bellintani
Milan, Lombardy 20124, IT
Chapel that was at the center of the lazzaretto.
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Mantua
Mantua, Lombardy, IT
In 1630 an Imperial army of 36,000 Landsknecht mercenaries besieged Mantua, bringing the plague with them.
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Monticello Brianza, Lombardy, IT
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Primaluna
Primaluna, Lombardy, IT
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Introbbio
Introbio, Lombardy, IT
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Pasturo
Pasturo, Lombardy, IT
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Barsio
Barzio, Lombardy, IT
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Valtellina
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La Rochelle
Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, FR
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Nevers
Nevers, Burgundy, FR
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Savoy
Savoy, Rhône-Alpes, FR
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Grisons
Grisons, CH
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Casale
Casale Monferrato, Piedmont, IT
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Merode
Merode
Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia 48249, DE
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Anhalt
Salzhemmendorf, Lower Saxony, DE
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Brandenburg
Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, DE
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Montecuccoli
Barberino di Mugello, Tuscany, IT
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Ferrara
Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, IT
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Greco
Milan, Lombardy, IT
Near where Renzo stayed overnight on his second trip to Milan.
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Porta Nuova
Milan, Lombardy, IT
Where Renzo entered Milan on his second trip there.
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Pasturo
Pasturo, Lombardy, IT
Where Agnese went to live with cousins to escape the plague. In the Valsassina valley.
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Via Canterelli
Via Cantarelli
Lecco, Lombardy 23900, IT
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Mount San Martino
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The Cenacle
Where The Last Supper was painted on the wall of the refectory by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Bakery of the Crutches
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Largo Corsia dei Servi
Milan, Lombardy 20122, IT
Street where the "Bakery of the Crutches" was destroyed by the rabble.