Roadside Chapel in Lesa, Northern Italy, off Lago Maggiore

Roadside Chapel

Lesa, is a small western bank,lakeside town situated on a natural inlet. Like many of the lake towns it was settled over a thousand years ago. although many Villas are late 19th century and built as get-away’s or homes for the rich. Although one of the smaller towns this has had its fair share of “important people”, the politician Camillo Lesa, writers Giulio Carcano & Alessandro Manzoni who stayed at the neo-classic “Villa Stampa”, which is situated centrally and close the promenade. This Villa was built by the ex-husband of Alessandro Manzoni’s second wife. For years it was the feudal home of the Visconti clan whose castle ‘Castello Visconti d’Aragona’ is now a recognised attraction.
The romanesque Church of San Sebastian is the home to this chapel.

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