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 representatives of culture and sciences indicated by UNESCO, while official communication will have to wait until the end of November.
The Creative Cities Network promotes cooperation between 180 cities on 5 continents that have identified culture and creativity as strategic factors for sustainable urban development in terms of sharing good practices for the enhancement of historical and cultural heritage. Each city specializes in a particular field, in fact Como is a candidate for “Craft and Folk Art” for silk.
The conference is the most important event where institutions from all over the world meet for a debate on the future of cities in the 21st century. The theme is obtaining the “Ideal City” understood according to the principles of sustainability, resilience, innovation, culture, participation, and historical perseverance.
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 Grumello waiting for the sunrise” explains Fedora Sorrentino, President of Sociale Theatre of Como/ AsLiCo “from one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most loved and represented scores in the world, to Domenico Modugno’s songs, passing by Morricone, the dance is acrobatics with the Sonics, rock is called Negrita, no party is worthy of the name without dancing.
Como, the Social Theater, the Lake and the whole area will resound with dances – from waltzes to tango – and, thanks to all the means of transport involved, from note to note, from place to place, the festival will be a tangible presence, concrete, in an endless night that remains … ”
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 cable car: 7 minutes ride to get on top of the hills, to enjoy an unforgettable panoramic view;
– museums free entrance;
– 1 dinner in our Imbarcadero Restaurant
Total prices per person:
1 NIGHT: 162,00€
2 NIGHTS: 252,00€
3 NIGHTS: 342,00€
Children under age 6 for free, from age 6 to 12 50% discount.