The large range of Lombard pre-alpine mountains has always characterised the Milan landscape, as they are clearly visible with good weather. They are often cited by artists in their iconography (Leonardo da Vinci) or in literature (Manzoni, a major protagonist of the early nineteenth century Italian literature).
The Mount Barro stands in the middle of the mountains that may be seen from Milan. It ranges from the Corni of Canzo, to the Grigne and the Resegone. The profiles of these celebrated mountains are without doubt the typical horizon of the Lombard landscape. The Resurrection of the Barro resuscitates the memory what identifies "that sky of Lombardy, so beautiful when it is beautiful weather, so splendid, so peaceful" as masterfully described by Alessandro Manzoni’s in The Betrothed.