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8th March: Women’s Day

Today many people are enjoying this wonderful sunny Sunday, taking a walk on the banks of Lake Como. So many flowering yellow branches in the hands of women. In Italy, Mimosa is the typical flower to celebrate the International Women’s Day, simply known as “Women’s Day”. Women’s Day occurs every year on March 8th to commemorate the political, economic and social achievements reached by women. […]

Sunday at the Museum – in Como City

Today March begins with a Sunday and if you are wondering ” what am I doing today in Como?” we suggest “Sunday at the Museum”! The first Sunday of the month, in fact, the entrance to the Civic Museums of Como (Volta Temple, Museum of Archaeology and History Museum, Art Gallery) will be free! The […]

Alessandro Volta: Google celebrates his 270° birthday

Today Google celebrates Alessandro Volta’s 270° birthday (Como, February 18 1745 – Como, March 5 1827). Alessandro Volta was an Italian physicist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile which he invented in 1799. Born in Como, Italy, he gave his name to the electrical unit ‘volt‘ in 1881. During his tenure […]

RistorExpo 2015, “Rallegrare il Pianeta” – LarioFiere Erba

Today takes place the 18th edition of RistorExpo, the show dedicated to catering professionals. This year there is a link to Expo 2015: “Cheer the Planet.” The exposition is in fact considering food and nutrition, especially for the meaning of  food for the spirit. The event is held in Erba, at LarioFiere, from 15 to 18 February. The program is full of […]

Villa Olmo: Young European Creation Exhibition

Any suggestions on what to do in Como during these days? Sure!! We suggest visiting an interesting exhibition dedicated to young talents: 48 young artists coming  from 8 European countries. From 14 February to 22 March 2015, the magnificent and beautiful Villa Olmo, is hosting  the Italian stop-over of the biennial art JCE Jeune Création Européenne. The exhibition opening will […]

Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

2015 rhymes with EXPO! EXPO Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition that is taking place in Milan from the 1st of May till the 31st October. Did you know that about 1,3 tons of food get wasted every year? Did you know that about 870 millions of people every year do not have enough […]

The stories of Lake Como floods

One frequent guest came to say “hello” some days ago… it’s him, it’s Lake Como! In fact Lake Como has been a loyal client of the Hotel Metropole Suisse for more than a century, we know him pretty well. If you don’t believe it, ask our porter, he’s got a lot of funny stories to […]