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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…

The town of Colico is located on the northern arm of Lake Como surrounded by Pian di Spagna Nature Reserve and the majestic mountain peak of Mount Legnone (Lake Como’s highest mountain 1609 m.). As a result of its unique location, Colico is an ideal destination for travelers who love nature and enjoy relax. But it is also an excellent…

From Saturday 30th May to Tuesday 2nd June 2015, the first edition of the Street Food Festival will be held on the lakefront in Colico - a cultural event featuring different types of European food. The festival focuses on the culinary traditions of Italian and European cuisine. More than forty food stalls will be set up on the site. A…

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.

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.

Finally the weather is nice. Spring is here. We decide to go away for the weekend, to take a break, relax and enjoy ourselves. Our destination is Colico, only 90 km away from Milan, on the eastern coast of Lake Como..Colico is a pretty tourist resort rich of culture and history where the river Adda enters the lake, surrounded by Monte Legnone.

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