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The prince and the boar


If you look closely at the mountains around Civate, a small town a stone’s throw from Lecco, you cannot ignore a very white building that stands out among the green of the woods: it is the basilica of San Pietro al Monte. A place of pilgrimage for generations, the monastery on the mountain has acquired an incredible fame over the years, so much so that it became a Jubilee church in 2015. But in addition to being the destination for a pleasant walk surrounded by nature, it is also a place of great charm thanks to a legend. It is said, in fact, that its origins date back to the eighth century AD, when Adalgiso, son of the Lombard king Desiderio, experienced an adventurous wild boar hunt that led to the construction of a church which would later become the seat of the Benedictine monks.

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This adventure of Nino and Camilla, the protagonists of the collection In the footsteps of the abbot, begins on an autumn afternoon in front of a crackling fireplace in which a handful of chestnuts are roasting.
Grandpa Carlo tells them a story about a rebellious and somewhat reckless prince who, at the time of the Lombard domination, was strolling on the slopes of Mount Cornizzolo.
It is here that the young man decides to undertake a wild boar hunt that will lead to a decidedly incredible ending: the construction of an abbey on the mountain.
Over time, a community of monks was established here, which became incredibly important for the life of the town of Civate, with a leading role in society, economy and culture.
In short, it is right here, on Mount Cornizzolo, that this unique place is located, rich in art, history and a pinch of mystery: a perfect example of Romanesque art set on the mountain.
Adalgiso, the prince, is also known as Adelchi, a name also used by Alessandro Manzoni for his famous tragedy.

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Weight 0,100 kg

Carlo Castagna


Alessia Buffolo, Danilo Loizedda


In the footstep of the abbott


11,5 x 16,5 cm







Cover price

8,90 €