The Sanctuary of Somasca, which honours the memory of Saint Gerolamo Emiliani, overlooks Lake Como.
Location of the province of Lecco

Somasca is a hamlet in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, situated in the hills overlooking the south-eastern branch of Lake Como. For purposes of local government it counts as a frazione of the Commune of Vercurago, which falls within the Province of Lecco.


Somasca is known chiefly for having given its name to the Somaschi Fathers, an order of priests devoted to charitable works which was founded by Saint Gerolamo Emiliani in 1532.

Coordinates: 45°048′042″N 9°025′046″E / 45.81167°N 9.42944°E / 45.81167; 9.42944