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If you are looking for an idea for a original and memorable way to see in the New Year, then how about taking a New Year's Eve cruise on one of Italy's spectacular lakes? New Year's Eve is also known as S. Silvestro - Saint Silvester's day in Italy.

Autumn is an excellent time to visit Lake Como. The colors of nature are beginning to change and the presence of so much water maintains a higher than average temperature as the summer fades

Lake Como has been the transit area between Italy and the Northern part of Europe throughout the ages and with this also one of the main "Faith Routes" that brought the evangelization from Italia to the Northern part of Europe.

MOTO GUZZI OPEN HOUSE 2014 This year, Moto Guzzi fans will find the legendary red doors of the Eagle in via Parodi 57, in Mandello del Lario Lake Como, open during the second weekend of September,  from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September in occasion of the “Open House Weekend” giving the chance for test drives along the coast roads of…

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 Val d’Intelvi is a beautiful valley, 10km away from the city of Como, that connects Lake Como with Lake Lugano with many picturesque villages. It can be reached in three different ways: from Argegno on Lake Como, from Osteno on Lake Lugano and from Lanzo through the Val Mara.

Few places are as romantic as Lake Como, and even fewer resorts as beautiful as Bellagio, said to be the jewel of Lake Como. For centuries, its stunning location on Lake Como and scenic waterfront, with grand hotels and steep cobbled steps has enchanted artists and writers, not only from Italy, but also from abroad. It is on the extreme…

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!

Lake Como enjoys a vibrant annual events calendar and you will find something to satisfy every taste. But one of the most popular attractions that tourists and visitors wait for are the many spectacular firework displays that are organised in many villages around the lake.