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Lucia is a typical rowing boat once used at Lake Como for transporting goods to the markets. It got famous in the well known romance written by Alessandro Manzoni "I Promessi sposi", a story about spouses that had to outrun lots of hindrances in the 18th century before getting married at Lecco. It's a sort of "covered wagon" hoop design,…

In Colico, the first town on the eastern coast of beautiful Lake Como is held every year the annual Festival of chamber music, called Lake Como Water Festival.

The art of Pablo Picasso will be on show in Lecco at the Palazzo delle Paure (Piazza XX Settembre 22) until July 13th to celebrate thirty years of activity of the Gallery Bellinzona. Picasso is very famous for his paintings such as the Guernica or Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, but with this this exhibition we will get to know the artist…

It all starts in 1978 when a group of friends found the association "The Collection of Boats of Lake Como" in order to preserve the nautical history and tradition the lake from the 19th century onwards.

Villa Monastero is one of the most interesting examples of eclectic style residence on the Lake Como. The interventions carried over the centuries have added functional and decorative elements without destroying traces of the buildings history.

Schignano Carnival is one of the oldest and most traditional carnivals in Italy and is unique in its style maintaining a great theatricaleffect with traditional masks that are an allegory of the attractive and the ugly men. The first group is a metaphors of the rich and vain humanity, while the second one represents the poor, simple, and daily devoted…

There is a lovely itinerary that takes place in Lecco and its surroundings, which leads visitors through the places where the famous Italian novel writer Alessandro Manzoni lived and by which he was inspired to write the Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed).           The tour starts out from Pescarenico, where there are only little remains of the…

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