Entries by Metropole

Lago di Como: The Beginning of Something New

Ciao from Lago di Como!  My name is Laura Robinson, and I am entering my senior year at Niagara University, located just a few minutes from the American side of Niagara Falls.  This summer, I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work at the Hotel Metropole Suisse for two months, located in Como, Italy, through a work […]


If you go to Bellagio, called “the Pearl of the Lake”, you should visit Villa Melzi and its garden. The mansion, that extends along the lake shore, was built in the 19th century by Duke Francesco Melzi d’Eril and it has a neoclassic style, with simple features to highlight the surrounding landscape. The mansion and […]

Expo Milano 2015 curiosities : strangest foods!

How curious is your palate? Puffer fish, crocodiles, scorpions and larvae … we’re not talking about an episode of the television series like “Bear Grylls” or “Wild Chef” but the possibility, yours, to try some unusual dishes that are part of the culture and gastronomic traditions from all around the world. At Expo Milano 2015 you […]


We’re pleased to present Event Marker , a cultural entertainment project born at the beginning of 2014  that looks towards to EXPO2015 with the aim of creating an innovative artistic format for Como and attracting audiences from neighboring territories ( Milan and Ticino ) and other people during the Universal Exhibition . The success of […]

Walking around Como – Lake Como Greenway

Would you like to take a stroll under the sunshine, between Lake Como, olive trees and beautiful landscapes? During these sunny days you deserve a little bit of outdoor relax with your friends or family. What do you think? Yesterday in fact,  a couple of our guests, who loves having long walks into the nature, […]

Lake Como has a Lochness too!

    Lake Como has a monster too…maybe Nessie’s cousin? His name is Lariosauro or Larioness. Nobody has never met him but its legend have lasted since 1947 …Come and try to discover the truth…. Scientists believe it is just a huge fish called “Burbero“ , but in 2002 some fishermen took a picture of Lariosauro proving its […]

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 […]