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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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“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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The City of Como ​Como, the namesake of the lake, is a lakefront town of ancient monuments, a charming old town center and picturesque views. A walking tour through Como city center is culturally enriching. Among the most beautiful monuments of Como is the main square, Piazza del Duomo, and the cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria...
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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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Halloween
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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