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Lake Como is known worldwide for its beauty and for the rich artistic and architectural heritage of the many villas surrounding its shores and attracting a high number of tourists and visitors. During the high season, when places are very crowded and temperatures very high, it feels like isolating yourself to relax a bit in...
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Travelling means discovering and expanding our knowledge, not only in terms of geography but also in terms of origins, traditions and tastes of the visited country. Lake Como’s traditional food offers a variety of delicacies from lake to lands and mountains. The flavours of the lake use the fish as basic ingredient with some famous recipes like:...
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If you’re wondering what’s the best season to visit Lake Como, well the answer is: ALL! Lake Como is a special destination that retains its charm throughout the year, with sceneries that change colours and aspects according to the season. But of course Spring is one of the best periods to visit Lake Como as...
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Easter is a Christian holiday, celebrated all over the world with Sunday lunch, Holy Mass, Easter Monday and always something sweet and special to share with our loved ones. The typical sweets of the Easter Italian tradition are the chocolate eggs, sometimes specially hand painted and the Easter Dove, a leavened typical cake originally from...
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“Carnevale” in Italy is a traditional festival taking place in the weeks leading up to Easter and ending with a big final party “martedì grasso” before Ash Wednesday. Italy celebrates Carnevale with a huge winter festival marked by parades, masquerade balls, entertainment, music, and parties. Children throw confetti and streamers and pranks are common, hence...
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Lake Como in winter? Of Course! Here are 8 things to do and why you shouldn’t miss Lake Como in Winter!Winter is Coming, and we are looking forward to it as Lake Como transforms into a magical place. City centers do their best suit lighting up with a sparkle, Christmas Sweets fill the air and...
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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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Little bridge, Lake Como
The best part about working in tourism on Lake Como is getting up early in the morning. Most people moan and groan when the alarm screams. Not us! After a good dose of espresso (or two), we’re ready to go. Whatever the destination; Varenna, Lecco, Cernobbio or Como, arriving to town it is always like seeing it for the first time. ​The...
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Beautifull Aerial Panoramic View From The Drone To The Varenna Famous Old Italy Town On Bank Of Como Lake. High Top View To Water Landscape With Green Hills, Mountains And City In Sunny Summer Day.
Before Experiential Tourism became a catch phrase for the travel industry, Elena Pettinicchio and Laura Sanvito of Lake Como Food Tours had been offering unique experiences to travelers looking to delve into local culture. It was 2012 when Elena and Laura, both young mothers at the time, met at the after school children’s park. While the children played, the moms struck up polite...
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