Grand Ball of the ’800 on Lake Como


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 the “Compagnia Nazionale di Danza Storica” –  directed by Nino Graziano Luca – can give you and, above all, with the Grand Ball of the 800 on Lake Como, an event born from the Grand Ball of the 800 that for many years is hosted by Castles, Emassies and luxury hotels, just for its exclusivity.

The Grand Ball of the 800 on Lake Como will open the dances with extraordinary dancers in elegant tailcoats and precious crinoline dresses that will perform Waltzes, Quadrilles and Mazurkas taken from the most famous Masters of the nineteenth century and the most enchanting costume drama. It will be an elegant, amusing and exciting event also for the musical repertoire: from Rossini to Strauss, from Verdi to Ziehrer, from Bellini to Ciajkovsky and Puccini. Atmospheres of other times, therefore, with nineteenth-century dresses and imperial buffet will bring back the public back in time.

We will lead the whole city in a magical world and in a fairytale atmosphere …!


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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 the lake, RIVO Foraged Gin is created.


Salad burnet, winter savory, lemon balm and Breckland thyme are among the local herbs we forage and combine with juniper, coriander, cardamom and angelica to create RIVO Gin’s unique flavor bouquet.

Staying true to its Italian roots, RIVO Gin is an artisan product made with passion and love. The distillation happens in
small batches and using only the finest botanicals.
 There are no additives, sugars or artificial ingredients. RIVO Gin is 43% alcohol by volume and is made from Italian grain alcohol.

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 factory for the silk manufacture dates back to 1510 and it is represented by a throwing mill built by Pietro Boldoni.

Even today the city of Como is considered the World Silk Capital and it’s the perfect location to enhance your wardrobe:  scarfs,ties, clothing and accessories. In other words, a manifacturing excellence of “Made in Italy”.

from Silk Museum Book

from Silk Museum Book


An authentic proof regarding Como’s glorious past is the Silk Museum that  shows an important heritage that allows visitors to travel through the history of silk again, through drawings, textile products, photographs, prints and machinery.

Our lobby  is hosting a marvellous antique sewing machine that directly comes from the museum, a little preview of the amazing silk world that you will find during your visit.

Sewing machine in our lobby from Silk Museum

Sewing machine in our lobby from Silk Museum

How to get to Silk Museum from the hotel: you can catch buses n° 1 or n° C40 or train to Como Borghi Station.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday 9:00-12:00am and 3:00-6:00pm.

Download the new App of Silk Museum from your AppStore, look for “Museo della Seta”.