March 30, 2021
Bresaola from Valtellina
Lake Como is located in the beautiful Lombardy region, close to Valchiavenna and Valtellina: two valleys in the heart of the Alps. Here, bresaola is produced. Bresaola is a high-quality salted beef, aged following the local tradition. ​It is a very nutritious salted beef, low-fat, high in protein, iron, vitamins and minerals and highly digestible....
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Lake Como is close to Milan, Italian capital of finance, fashion and super tasty butter-fried rib cutlets. The traditional cotoletta alla milanese is usually made with veal meat, but going for a lighter, chicken option is no sin and still delicious. The recipe for the cotoletta is super easy and it won’t take more than 15 minutes...
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Roasted Bell Peppers
  Summer is knocking on Italy’s doors with all its load of luxurious fruits and vegetables: a summer staple on many Italian tables are these colorful, sweet, juicy, roasted bell peppers. They are extra easy to make, they last in the fridge up to a week and they make a perfect side dish or antipasto....
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spaghetti with summer figs and red bell peppers
Italian pasta is worldwide famous but these summer spaghetti with red bell peppers, juicy figs and just a hint of chili is still a best kept secret. ​This week we want to share the recipe with you! For two persons you will need about 200 g Italian spaghetti, one large bell pepper, 4-5 mature figs...
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Saffron Risotto
Lake Como Food Tours offers not only walking and food tours in the Como area, but also cooking classes. We love to teach travellers how to make fresh pasta from scratch and having lunch all together! One of the dishes that our guests love the most is saffron risotto, a traditional recipe from the Lombardy...
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Castello Di Vezio Varenna Lago Di Como (IT) Vista Aerea
“It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestic setting keeps us tethered to the person we are in ordinary life, who may not be who we essentially are.” ― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel He...
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Bench On Lakefront In Como Lake Landscape. Bellagio Italy
This is the story of how I fell in love with Lake Como, from India with love! “Did you say Lake Como?” “The Lake Como?” I reconfirmed when my husband, on my first trip to Italy in 2008,  told me that we were going to Como, the largest town on Lake Como, the day after....
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Lucia from The Betrothed
If you have heard about the famous novel “The Betrothed”, “I Promessi Sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni, you surely have also heard about the town near Milan – Lecco. ​The Betrothed was first published in 1827, in three volumes. It has been called the most famous and widely read novel in the Italian language. The story has been...
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Piece of silk
Como, beautiful landscape, enduring lake but another marvel of this region is its silk. Como is also known as the Silk City. The city has a very interesting story pinned to it for the start of the production of silk. It was in 1400 when Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, decided to plant mulberry...
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Seeing shops, squares, bars geared up for Halloween it is a little difficult to believe that till a decade or two ago Halloween wasn’t really celebrated in Italy. Kids knew about it courtesy of American movies and TV series. Slowly but surely, the Halloween trick-or-treating and costume parties on October 31st has invaded Italy’s larger...
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