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 […]

End of the War Museum

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Dongo is the place where Benito Mussolini and the fascist ministers of the RSI (Italian Social Republic) were captured on 27th April 1945.They were all taken to the Town Hall, in Palazzo Manzi, in order to formalize the arrest. Only a few days before, the Golden Room (the hall of honour of Palazzo Manzi) was […]

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 Carlotta – Tremezzo

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The villa, the stairway and the landscaped garden were built for the Clerici family towards the end of 1600. Later it became property of Count Sommariva, who partially modifi ed the style of it under neoclassical infl uence, and after that it passed to Princess Marianna of the Netherlands, who gave it to her daughter […]

Villa Monastero – Varenna

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It is an ancient convent and a patrician residency. The garden is rich in exotic plants, with statues, little temples and balustrades. The name of the Villa comes from the ancient Cistercian monastery of Saint Mary, probably founded in 1200. In 1567, the monastery was suppressed by the cardinal Federico Borromeo and was transformed into […]

Villa Serbelloni – Bellagio

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Built in 1605 and located in the high part of Bellagio this villa belongs to the Rockfeller Foundation that utilizes it for conferences and studies. The big park is accessible to the public and occupies a great part of the headland with pathways that last for almost 18 kilometres. It is possible to see cypress […]