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Como, a medieval event: Palio of Baradello 2019

You don’t need to be a history buff to be enchanted by the medieval manifestation of Como, the so-called “Palio del Baradello“, a 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 […]


  The Italian National Commission for UNESCO unanimously decided to support Como’s candidacy in the Creative Cities network for the sector “Craft and folk art“, especially for silk. The other cities proposed for international selection were Biella, Bergamo, and Trieste. In August or September, the nominations will be evaluated by a panel of experts and […]

Como City of Music Festival – XII Edition

This year Como City of Music Festival celebrates 12 years. It is a musical festival on the lake, the water is in fact the symbol of a lively and moving culture. “ You will find in this edition tradition and new performances, as appreciating the famous Bach’s Cello Suites with two violins at Villa del […]

Easter Special Offer – Lake Como

Celebrate your Easter at Lake Como: unmissable romantic walks by the lake, beautiful landscapes and the typical Easter open-markets. We recommend you our special Easter offer that is valid from Thursday 18 to Monday 22 April. It includes: – room with lake view including breakfast; – Easter sweet and bottle of Italian Champagne on your arrival; – tickets for the historical […]

Como: The Land of Toys XXVI Edition

    From November 23th  2019 to January 6th 2020 the 26° Edition  of “Città dei Balocchi” (The Land of Toys) is approaching ! the Worldwide now known X-Mas event, organized by Consorzio Como Turistica, places increasingly Como as one of the best location to visit during the X-Mas holidays. Once again the city will be lighted by the Como Magic […]

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 […]