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Grand Ball of the ’800 on Lake Como

TEATRO SOCIALE DI COMO and COMPAGNIA NAZIONALE DI DANZA STORICA are pleased to invite you to the Grand Ball of the ‘800 on Lake Como   Saturday 19th May, from 7.00 pm     Only in Como you can live the the magic and romantic atmosphere of an authentic 19th-century Grand Ball! Emotions that only […]

What can I drink at Lake Como? Try RIVO Foraged Gin!

In the fields around Lake Como you can find medicinal herbs: Thyme, Melissa, Santoreggia and  Pimpinella. These are secret places where local women have been gathering herbs and flowers for the preparation of magic remedies since ancient times. From these botanicals, wisely collected by hand after walking for many kilometers along the slopes of the mountains surrounding […]

Como: the World Silk Capital

“ Who was Pietro Boldoni?” one guest asked some days ago. She was having a walk through the city centre when she noticed a street called “Via Pietro Boldoni”. Do you know who was this man? He was the introducer of the silk industry in Como in the XVI century. In fact,  the most ancient […]

Como, the Land of Toys – Christmas 2017

It’s time for ” Como, the Land of Toys” (La città dei Balocchi) So here is the programme:   BIG EVENTS * Santa Claus’ coming: 24th December at Broletto * Befana’s coming: famous character from Italian folklore, Epihany Day 6th January * New Year’s Eve by Lake Como: music entertainment with fireworks show, 31st December ILLUMINATIONS […]

Gardening with passion: ORTICOLARIO – Lake Como

Orticolario is an event that you can’t miss if you love gardening. It is held annually in Como, at Villa Erba on Lake Como, this year from September 29th to October 1st. Here you will find plants and flowers of different colors, scents, enchanted gardens and further more! Orticolario is also full of art, culture, […]

Top 10 things to do & see at Lake Como

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO & SEE Ten good reasons to stay or plan a new vacation at Lake Como   N 1. Boat Tour to discover the beauty of our Lake (Villas,          Gardens, the famous Bellagio) reference websites: www.navigazionelaghi.it (public service) www. comolake.holiday/it/  (private tours)   N 2. Cable Car to Brunate for […]

Como, a medieval event: Palio of Baradello 2017

You don’t need to be an history buff to be enchanted by the medieval manifestation of Como, the so-called “Palio del Baradello“, an historical celebration that has taken place every year in the city since 1981. Have you noticed that Como is a city rich in history? Ancient medieval walls, palaces, remains of fortifications and Roman cities. It […]

Lake Como: Sport & Culture (summer events 2017)

Como Book fair (65^ edition) The fair, as always hosted in the suggestive Piazza Cavour, starts on Saturday, August 26, under the large air-conditioned tent that will collect hundreds and hundreds of new and used books, old volumes, vintage prints, posters, tourist guides and much more, offering a wide and heterogeneous choice for all tastes and […]

Albert Einstein in love on Lake Como

Albert Einsten’s and Mitza Maric’s love adventure at Lake Como starts with a letter: «You must come to visit me in Como, my little witch. You will see by yourself how lively and cheerful I’ve become and my frown finally is finished». During the Spring of 1901, in April precisely, the scientist Albert Einstein was […]