The Festa of Ferragosto is an Italian Bank Holiday celebrated on August 15th and marking the beginning of Italy’s famous summer holiday period.  In fact Italians  rather than just closing for a day, take their annual holidays around Ferragosto, closing up for anything from a week or two to the entire month of August. The name Ferragosto dates back to…

VARENNA – Many people say that Varenna is the prettiest town of Lake Como. It is not down to us to say whether it is true or not but this ancient fisherman village built on a promontory on the western coast of Lake Como is certainly very fascinating and so romantic, it's a pearl set between the mountains and the…

The Sagra di San Giovanni is the oldest historical event that takes place on Lake Como. It is celebrated the last weekend of June with folk arts and fireworks, boat procession and boat race. The Sagra takes place on the Island Comacina and it is repeated by almost 6 centuries. It commemorates the destruction of the island which took place June 24, 1169 by Barbarossa, who with the help of the city of Como, set fire to the 'only island of the Lake Como, destroying every building.

Lake Como is not the seaside but it truly offers a wonderful range of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful lake water. Around Lake Como there are many beautiful beaches, partly small and hidden, partly spacious and suitable for the whole family. Most beaches are shingle beaches, however there are also a few sand beaches alongside a great selection of natural and widespread beaches of grass lawns.

Walking along the lake promenade in Colico you can feel that spring is in the air: flowers are blooming, blossom is on the trees, the sun is shining and Easter is coming. March is also an important month for the enchanting villas on Lake Como  that open to public, where you can admire beautiful gardens, flowerbeds, fountains, sculptures all surrounded by the magic and romantic…

So many people including celebrities keep Lake Como at the top of their holiday destination list. Surrounded by mountains offering panoramic views, this beautiful lake in Northern Italy, is a tranquil paradise: it has a pleasant climate – sunny in the summer and generally mild in the winter; great food, an easy going lifestyle and easy accessibility making people dream…

February in Italy means that almost every city big or little is invaded with masks, colors, sweets and lights bringing a lot of excitement and a unique atmosphere all around:  it’s Carnival! Carnival is an ancient tradition occurring the immediate period before Lent and reaches its peak on Giovedì Grasso (Fat Thursday) and Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday), the last Thursday…

The clocks have gone back, it’s getting cold and it’s getting dark very early… winter’s coming! Why not spend a few days at Lake Como? In the winter the lake is so peaceful, the few tourists and the amazing colours in a cleary sunny day create an incredible backdrop to the tranquility of the lake. At the moment Lake Como…

Como ... The lake of our dreams....with beautiful landscapes, tranquil lake atmosphere, alpine scenery, and historical towns like Bellagio, Domaso, Colico, Vercana, Griante, Tremezzina and many others. " Let's go there one Sunday.. " -as the Milanese families would say! There are three main public transportation options at Lake Como: train, boat and bus. From Milan there are trains leaving from Lake Como from the main stations of  - Cadorna, Porta Garibaldi and Central Station. Como is on…

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