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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.

The Carnival of Schignano is one of the oldest and most traditional carnivals in Italy and is unique in its style. For travellers looking for an authentic experience, this carnival is certainly worth a visit! Schignano is a small beautiful mountain village and popular tourist destination for lovers of tranquility, typical of small villages in close contact with nature, located…

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…

On 31st May, 1st June and 7th June – there will be a special festival taking place in Colico, called “Colico in Cantina” (Colico in the cellar) celebrating the best wines and food specialities of the area. During these days all wine cellars in the hamlet of Villatico will open their doors to visitors so that they can experience different…

 Colico Color Your Holiday is the leitmotiv of this summer season that forsees a rich calendar of events in the Northern area of Lake Como ranging from colourful festivals to world class arts and sports events. The Councillor for Tourism of Colico, Cinzia Bettiga, presents, in collaboration with the Pro Loco and the associations of Colico, a rich program that…

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is perhaps the most significant of all events celebrating the mystique of Historic Cars. The Concorso Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 will be staged on the weekend of 23-25 May over the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and neighboring Villa Erba at Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy. The 2014 edition will again see an…

The association Amadeus Arte has been organizing since 2006 a series of chamber music concerts in intimate spaces within the beautiful villas and gardens overlooking Lake Como. The Festival has always given space to both classical repertoire and new and developing music in a delicate balance between tradition and innovation. Always bilingual (Italian and English), the festival guest performers include both Italian…

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…

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…

Like every year the Regattas of the Yacht Club Circolo Vela Canottieri Domaso will be held soon in the town of Domaso, one of the sporting events that many sailing enthusiasts await with great interest. Domaso is located in the Northern part of Lake Como called “Alto Lario”; it’s an ancient town rich of history, culture and art but overall…

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