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Learn how to tell the difference between Prosecco and Franciacorta You are in Italy, which sparkling wine would you choose to celebrate your well-deserved vacation? Prosecco or Franciacorta? Sparkling wines are perfect toast companions and amazing for celebrations and for special occasions. Prosecco and Franciacorta represent the Italian winemaking pride but you may have only...
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“How long should I stay at Lake Como?”, “How many nights should I book if I want to visit other areas in Northern Italy?” Many think that Lake Como is a good stop for a couple of nights and then they should move on but they are mistaken. 2-3 days are not enough to explore...
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as a long tradition deeply rooted in history as the lake was an essential stop of the “Grand Tour”, an educational – coming of age – rite of passage undertaken by young noblemen and intellectuals of the time. During the 18th and 19th century the lake became an even more fashionable destination to visit, well...
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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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Ronco and its view
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs ​If you are in Lecco and you’re looking for a cozy place where to eat local food, we have the right place with a wonderful story. Well, we all wish to follow our dreams and our passion but are caught...
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Cappuccino and croissant
“There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts.” – Gail Simmons I was in Lecco last week and as I usually do when travelling, I searched on tripadvisor for a place to rest and enjoy a warm cappuccino. I stumbled on this review : “The best croissant tasted in my life. Either...
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Lake Como with e-bike
Discovering Lake Como with E-bikes is a wonderful experience! With an e-bike, sport and activity travel is now a possibility for anyone who can ride a traditional bike. Riding an e-bike is like riding a normal bicycle, but easier When going downhill or riding on flat surfaces on an e-bike, it feels the same as...
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Wine and cheese
“Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.” ​-Author, Gina Berraca ​If you have a taste for wine and cheese, then the Valtellina Wine Country is the place for you. The rocky geographical location and temperate climate of the valley surprisingly...
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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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