Concorso eleganza Villa d’este

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2018 will once again again see owners and aficionados of rare automobiles and the most beautiful historic motorcycles coming together from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este holds a very special status among the world’s prestigious heritage events. The Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba will be transformed into […]

Walking in the province

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18 itineraries among history, art and nature Here follows a selection of 18 walks in the province of Como. They lead either along the old connection paths which run along the lake, or through the woody hills with their rural settlements, or to the more panoramic heights of the mountains along Lake Como. Each itinerary has its […]

La via dei Monti Lariani

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The old tracks which cross the mountains on the west side of the lake and were used – and some are still – by the local people to reach the Alpine pastures called ‘Monti’ (Munt in the local dialect) have been transformed into a series of paths following a marvelous itinerary called ‘LA VIA DEI MONTI LARIANI’ (Lario being the ancient name of Lake Como). It […]

Il Sentiero del Viandante

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We suggest discovering the natural and artistic beauties of the little cities that dot the coast from Lecco towards the North to walk on foot along the “Sentiero del Viandante”. This is an ancient passageway from the Milan area going up towards Switzerland, running along the lake, proof of the role of the Lake Como region in commercial traffic. This […]

FORMULA 1 MONZA GRAND PRIX

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Monza is the Temple of Speed and the quickest circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, a breathtaking sprint around the long straights that scythe their way through the Royal Woodland setting, interrupted only by a handful of chicanes and high speed corners. Monza has been an integral part of Formula 1 since its inception in […]

Silk museum

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The Educational Silk Museum treasures, collects and displays machines, objects, documents, samples and instruments witnessing the glorious past of the textile industry that still nowadays rewards Como as the “City of Silk”. Moreover, its technical and artistic heritage is arranged in an easily accessible building. The love and passion for silk have ancient origins and […]

Science and Technology museum

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The Museum is, right from its origin, a fundamental place for the understanding of scientific phenomena and for their technological and practical employment. Technology and Science are gaining ground in our everyday life, often without a mediation, posing ethical questions for which we find it difficult to make aware choices. Though in an economical context […]

Villa del Balbianello – Lenno

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On the Lenno headland there is the breathtaking Villa of the Balbianello, built in 1700 on the orders of Cardinal Durini, incorporating an ancient monastery. Today it is property of the FAI (Italian National Trust) This is one of the most stunning corners of the lake. The wonderful panoramic lodge overlooks Bellagio and the Comacina island. On […]

Villa Melzi d’Eril – Bellagio

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On the lakeshore in Bellagio, this villa was built for Duke Francesco Melzi d’Eril and today is still a private property. The project was given to the architect Giocondo Albertolli and the works were carried out between 1808 and 1810. The spectacular garden is open to the public for visiting. It was achieved by adapting […]