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.

90694_1097839_POZ_6051_8808955_mediumHave you noticed that Como is a city rich in history? Ancient medieval walls, palaces, remains of fortifications and Roman cities. It will be easy to live again the glorious past through this amazing setting!

Get ready, we’re going to start our time machine to let you jump back into the past, around 1159, when Como turned to Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, also known as Frederick Barbarossa, to ask him to put an end to the tyranny of Milan. This alliance became an important moment that needed to be celebrated with festivities, games, tournaments and banquets. The same that relives today!
The symbol of the Palio is Baradello Castle, the “stone sentinel” that stands on the hills of Spina Verde, erected for the defense of Como in 1156, with the permission of Barbarossa.

Castel Baradello, dal blog di ComoLake

Castel Baradello, dal blog di ComoLake


But, what is this “Pallium“? It is an artistic silk drape assigned to the winner at the end of the village games. Here is a series of events:

• Sunday, September 8, at 5pm, the race of Lucie, the traditional Lake Como wooden boats;

• Friday, September 7 at 8:30pm, the  Medieval Banquet, with dishes prepared according to the eighteenth century recipes;

• Saturday, September 14 at 9 pm, the race with wheelbarrows where each of the participants will have to carry a passenger on the old wooden wheelbarrow;
• Saturday, September 14 at 3 pm, the tug of war, which will award the winner village.


Il tiro alla fune, foto del sito ufficiale

Il tiro alla fune, foto del sito ufficiale


The most important event is the  Great Historical Parade that will take place on Sunday, September 16 (there will be more than a thousand participants in the parade!). Do not miss the Bagpipes of Franciacorta, greyhounds, falconers and archers ..

Click here to get more information about the program

Cena medievale, foto dal sito uffiale

Cena medievale, foto dal sito uffiale








Dolce & Gabbana international event – VIP fashion show on Lake Como

We want to tell you a secret, it’s the event of the year on Lake Como!

Dolce & Gabbana have planned to make a fashion show in July at Villa Carlotta and at Teresio Olivelli park , both located in the beautiful Tremezzo, on the banks of Lake Como.

Four days to present an international event that will see the participation of 400 guests from all over the world and about fifty representatives of international newspapers such as Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times.

Stay tuned!

Lake Como: Sport & Culture (summer events 2017)

Como Book fair (65^ edition)

The fair, as always hosted in the suggestive Piazza Cavour, starts on Saturday, August 26, under the large air-conditioned tent that will collect hundreds and hundreds of new and used books, old volumes, vintage prints, posters, tourist guides and much more, offering a wide and heterogeneous choice for all tastes and pockets.

The appointment will be daily, opening from late morning until late Sunday, September 10th.

Rich as always, you will have the opportunity to attend book presentations, meetings with authors, and to participate in debates on cultural, literary, historical, topical issues.


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Challenger ATP “City of Como”

Since its first edition, the Challenger ATP “City of Como” has hosted players like Simone Bolelli, Federico Luzzi, Filippo Volandri, Thomas Muster (formerly number one in the world) Kevin Anderson, Nicolas Massu, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Dominic Thiem (seventh winner in the world), Andrey Kuznetsov and Viktor Troicki.

The semifinals begin on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

The final is Friday, first match fixed at 10.30 and the winner will enter the main tournament at Atp tournament. The Challenger’s “City of Como” schedule will then qualify on August 26th and 27th, while the main draw will be on August 28th. The final is scheduled for Sunday, September 3rd.







Como City Food Tour

Delicious Sweets

Delicious Sweets

Como Food Tour

A 2 ½ hour guided walk through the old town with several mouthwatering stops in selected shops.

Enjoy a cultural and gastronomic journey strolling along the alleyways of the historical city center in our pleasant sub-tropical climate. Admire the principal monuments such as the great Gothic-Renaissance Duomo, the “Broletto” – town hall Palace, the eighteenth-century “Teatro Sociale” and the church of San Fedele – a fine example of Romanesque style, all whilst pausing at the most popular food shops to enjoy the dishes and flavors most appreciated by locals.


Meet your friendly guide in front of the Tourist Information Office and begin your walking tour with a visit to a famous historic café to savor a tasting of freshly made espresso and a delicious pasticcino of your choice.

Wander through historic neighborhoods and take in the vibrant cultural atmosphere while sampling tasty focaccia and handmade breadsticks, followed by a choice of local cheeses. If you are a cheese lover you are in the right place: with the mountains in proximity, dairy delights can be found here.

Learn all about the cooking process from your expert guide as you savor a tasting of fresh lakefish and typical local finger food in one of the most popular gastronomia” in Como.

Next, visit one of the most famous enoteca” to sample a delicious local wine together with an exquisite tasting of the finest local sliced meats such as bresaola, prosciutto, salame and mortadella. Our expert guide will explain the various wines produced in the area. This ends the morning tour and twilight tour version.

In the full tour version lunch or dinner is included in a typical restaurant renowned for highlighting the ancient lake and land flavors in its dishes. Lunch/Dinner includes a sample of 2 pasta dishes, a glass of wine, water and the famous Italian espresso.

Enjoy a truly Italian gastronomic experience !




The Concerts of the Sunset in Brunate

Locations: Brunate, Villa Giuliani, Square Alberto Bonacossa (funicular), Garden Volta (garden library), Auditorium of the Library. Period: may-october 2017 Promoters: Council Library, District of Brunate The Concerts of the Sunset are so called because they represent the magic of the encounter between music and the enchanting landscape offered by the view on Lake Como with […]


Lake Como: do these two words seem to you the most beautiful idea of serenity and fun?

Well, take little of your time to read this offer:Enjoy Como

3 Nights in double room with lake view

1 Dinner at our Imbarcadero restaurant

1 Ticket for the historical Cable Car

1 Ticket for a boat tour to enjoy Lake Como, Villas, garden and more

Nice present from the hotel

Price per person all included: 378,00 Euro

Supplement 3° adult : 171,00 Euro

Child supplement up to 12 years: 132 Euro

For more information contact us HERE!

The offer is valid from March 1st to October 31st.

How to spend your days at Lake Como during Autumn season

October has finally come, bringing the first chilly air, leaves in bright colors and deep golden yellow rays of sunlight that warm you up during these stunning days. Autumn season offers you powerful emotions, from the genuine typical tastes that have been missing for all the year to the strong traditions that give you an occasion to join your family and friends around the fizzling fire roasting chestnuts. So, are you ready to take part of the authentic Italian life? Here is our proposals:Felice Autunno!– 16th October 2016, Fai Open Days, the Italian National Trust opens up numerous monuments and attractions for visitors;
– 14th-16th October 2016, Sagra del Masigott in Erba -> Village Fair with enterteinment and typical dishes;
– 16th October 2016, Guided walk to Mount Bisbino, from Rovenna at 10:00am : 2,5 km walk to  Capanna Falco;
– 16th October 2016, Castello Baradello + Cava di Camerlata, guided walk in the Park Spina Verde and visit of the caves and the tower;
– 21st October 2016 Lario Critical Wine a Moltrasio -> farmers and wine market, wine tasting, music;
– 23rd October 2016 Bellagio: fall colors -> guided visit to the gardens of Villa Melzi;
– 30th October 2016 Roasted chestnuts in Barni.

Lake Como Film Festival 2016 – Cinema e Paesaggio

Have you ever thought of watching a good movie in front of a big screen 15 meters wide and 8 meters high with the beautiful atmosphere of Lake Como? You now have the opportunity to do so if you attend the screenings of “Cinema in the Arena”!  It is the fourth edition of the Lake Como Film Festival dedicated to the cinema and landscape of the Como area. Guests are able to choose from eleven incredible films from the most important international film festivals.


The film festival will unfold over a period of five weeks beginning on June 23rd and ending on July 31st, opening with a series of films that involve different locations in the Como area. The heart of the festival will take place at the newfound Sociale Arena Theatre, which is located in the city center of Como. With ten days of international cinema on one of the largest panoramic screens, you should definitely not miss out on this great opportunity! The Festival will move along the beautiful gardens of the Villas on Lake Como and other urban locations.


CLICK HERE to get access to your calendar!


Swing Crash Festival – Lake Como

This month, from June 16thJune 22nd, you can come out and enjoy Swing Crash Festival, an outdoor swing music and dance event.  Better yet, as a guest at our hotel, you do not even have to walk far to get there, as it is held in Piazza  Cavour, right outside  our  hotel!  Swing Crash Festival is intended to reproduce the music, fashion, and glamour of the 30’s and 40’s.  Events will range from dance classes, to jam sessions, parties & concerts and dance competitions.  Some of the featured artists will be Jenny Thomas, Moe Sakan, Vincenzo Fesi, and NP Big Band.  Come out and have a memorable evening by listening to some great music, dancing and socializing with friends.

Click HERE to check the program!!

Festival Como Città della musica

Opera, music and shows will liven up your beautiful nights out in Como.  Every year, the Festival Como Città della Musica returns.  The 8th edition, from July 1st to 19th, 2015, will surely surprise you.

Magic locations, relaxed atmospheres, warm summer nights and unforgettable moments are the ingredients for wonderful evenings in the center of Como. Enjoy all of these exciting evenings with your own FESTIVAL PASS!

The theme, ”The Song of the Earth,” is connected to the focal point of the 2015 Milan Expo .


Doesn’t it sound wonderful???