Dongo, points of interest




Ingresso Palazzo Manzi e Museo

On the trail of ironworking and the making of world history

This path starts from Piazza Paracchini in Dongo, a square of crucial importance in the events that in April 1945 led to the end of the Second World War, and subsequently enters the ancient hamlet of Martinico, where, amidst narrow streets and old courtyards, a small secluded square hosts the Romanesque church of S. Maria (St. Mary). After bordering a stretch of the Albano river – along which stand the various buildings of the historic Ferriere di Dongo (Dongo Ironworks), later merged into the “Acciaierie e Ferriere Lombarde Falck” (“Falck Steelworks and Ironworks of Lombardy”), it reaches the Shrine of the Madonna delle Lacrime (Our Lady of Tears) and the adjoining Franciscan fri