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There are few foods that people feel as passionate about, a passion that goes beyond a love for the "sweetness" of most desserts: it can be sweet or bitter, but can also be velvety or spicy..we are talking about chocolate! From Central and South America the cocoa tree spread the world arriving to Italy and the province of Lecco and…

The Sagra di San Giovanni has taken place on Comacina Island Island Comacina for almost 6 centuries and commemorates the destruction of the island on June 24, 1169. Nowadays it is one of the most awaited events in the Lake Como summer. This year the festival will take place on 27th and 28th June. On Saturday evening the lake will…

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…

The thought of the holidays is a getaway from the stress of everyday life. We close our eyes and imagine a peaceful scene, we imagine ourselves lying on a beach, somewhere hot…. maybe in a capital city, wandering around the most famous shopping streets or sipping a coffee in a fancy café, or someone might even imagine being in the…

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.

There is a saying that says "pulenta the cuntenta" which means "the polenta makes you happy" (because it fills you up!). Polenta is a very old dish of Italian origin made from flour obtained from a number of cereals, the most commonly used today being corn. It is made by slow cooking a semi-liquid mixture of water and cereal flour.…

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…

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