Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Adda, anc. Addua, a river of North Italy, rising from a confluence of streams in the Rhaetian Alps and flowing through the Valletellina into the north end of Lake Como. Thence it issues at Lecco, and traversing the plain of Lombardy unites with the Po 8 miles above Cremona. It formerly separated Venice from the Milanese, and has played an important part in military history. Lodi, the scene of the Austrian defeat in 1796, is on its banks.