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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!

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,…