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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 […]

Daniel Libeskind Como – The Life Electric

Daniel Libeskind: we have already talked about “The Life Electric“, his great artwork designed for Como.   Why Como? Como influenced Libeskind’s cultural trail since he lived in this city in the 70s as a student and in the 80s with his family. The Life Electric is a Libeskind’s gift to Como, that he defines […]

Halloween night – Lake Como events

Did you know that “Halloween” is a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening?” How are you planning to celebrate? Come on, tell us the truth, you can’t wait to play “trick or treat”! Joking aside, we recommend a very impressive musical and visual show with extraordinary scenic richness on the notes of composer Danny Elfman. You […]

IGTM – International Golf Travel Market

The International Golf Travel Market is the meeting place for the global b2b golf travel community. Over 600 golf tourism suppliers join 350 pre-qualified buyers and 100 international press for four days of pre-scheduled appointments, networking opportunities and industry updates. In October 2014 and for the first time in its history, IGTM will be held […]

The LIFE ELECTRIC by Daniel Libeskind

Lake Como will host a great monument designed by internationally renowned American architect Daniel Libeskind. The contemporary artwork, entitled ‘The Life Electric,’ which Libeskind is donating to the city, is a tribute to Como native and scientist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the battery. Weighing 11 tonnes, the colossal work will have a shiny steel structure […]

Explore Lake Como by boat

Get a move on! The boat is leaving, it seems there’s a queue, as you can see from your room with view on the lake. Where are you planning to go? Lake Como is full of interesting places to visit all around, picturesque villages and beautiful gardens, it’s like living in a postcard. The best […]

Orticolario: for evolved gardening

“Anyone who loves and understands a garden will find true joy there in” (chinese proverb) This post is for ladies who enjoy gardening or just taking care of their little basil plant on their apartment window, but also for men with a special green thumb. What are we talking about? If you are in Como […]

Villa del Balbianello October events

Villa del Balbianello, one of the most beautiful Villas on Lake Como, hosts three interesting and delicious events organized by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), a non-profit organisation which its purpose is to protect the Italian heritage. On Friday 10th,17th and 24th October 2014, from 7pm till midnight, you have the chance to tickle your palate […]

Como, a beautiful Medieval Procession: Palio del Baradello

Do you like historical reconstructions? Visit Como and enjoy “Palio del Baradello” that takes place from August 30th to September 20th. This year is even more full of events .   Como is famous for being  Volta’s hometown, the inventor of the electrical battery, and the city of the silk. Our territory is very rich […]