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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 Concorso Eleganza Villa d’Este is perhaps the most significant of all events celebrating the mystique of Historic Cars. The Concorso Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016 will be staged on the weekend of 20-22 May over the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and neighboring Villa Erba at Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy. The 2016 edition will again see…

Villa Carlotta is a neoclassical villa which lays on the western coast of Lake Como in the village of Tremezzo with an extension of 70.000 square meters and a wonderful view on the Grigna mountains and the villages of Bellano, Varenna, Bellagio. The villa is the perfect combination of luxurious interiors (beautiful stuccos, lovely frescoes and great art collection, including…

Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy and consists of three branches between the provinces of Como and Lecco; it has a rich history and since Julius Caesar founded the city of Novum Comum it has been a retreat many outstanding cultural and political figures, artists, royalty and world leaders; nowadays the exquisite beauty of Lake Como is…

Milan will play host to the internationally recognised exhibition that is EXPO Milano 2015. This universal exposition runs from 1st May through to 31st October 2015. The concerns of many over the quality and scarcity of our global food supply have shaped this year’s theme, entitled… “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” Showcasing demonstrations, products and stimulating experiences, EXPO 2015…

Parolario Como is a cultural event dedicated to books and culture, where authors are ready to share stories and emotions on the beautiful shores of Lake Como. For two weeks the city of Como becomes the capital of the book; there will be debates, lectures, cultural meetings, music and exhibitions. The theme of the fourteenth edition, that will be held…

About 3km away from Colico, a side road leads 2km to Piona Abbey (Abbazia di Piona), a Cistercian abbey that has a marvellous setting on a promontory stretching out into the lake. The Abbey was first used by the Cluniac monks in 1138. The Cistercian monks were given the abbey in 1938 by its former proprietor, the Rocca family.

The " Palio Remiero del Lario " is a traditional rowing race across Lake Como that attracts teams from around Lombardy, who come to take part in the grueling competition of Lucie, the traditional rowing boat from Lake Como. This competition has been organised for more than 50 years and is still today one of the most anticipated events involving 20 villages of Lake Como…. a real spectacle where the entire lake become extremely competitive!

“When you look at the sky over lake Como, it's clear that god exists”, says actor Robin Williams. Believe it or not, but Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in Italy and many directors noticed it…. films like "Star Wars", "Ocean's Twelve", "What a Beautiful Day", "The Shadow of Suspicion", are just a few of the films that were shot at Lake Como.

Thirteen stages in the most characteristic villages from 21 June to 13 September. Land & Water becomes a festival discover Lake Como, through music, poetry, gastronomy, art, history and nature, with more that 100 events involving more than 40 local artists and 13 village festivals, transforming the old villages and landscapes in a magical stage, all zero mile. Once again…

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