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Easter holiday ideas Lake Como

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Easter holiday ideas Lake Como

Easter on Lake Como

Are you looking for holiday ideas for Easter?
You have come to the right place - if you want a cheap vacation or just a weekend or want to know where it is mild at this time of year
Easter is a good time to soak up some early summer sun just a few hours' drive from home on Lake Como. In April the average temperature is between 18 and 20 degrees. If you want to catch the last of the snow in the Alps, you have to choose a (very) high altitude resort, for example Madesimo or Livigno recommended for a day trip from Lake Como.

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Currently for Easter & ldquo; Settimana Santa & ldquo; we want to introduce you to some of the Easter traditions that are celebrated here on Lake Como and Lake Lugano. During this time of year, religious traditions are maintained as well as the more profane, be it a representation of the Passion or a giant chocolate ice cream, a solemn procession or the street markets with handicrafts:

 

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Kiss the cucifix in Como

From Monday to Green Thursday during Easter week in the Basilica of Santissimo Crocifisso in Como an ancient crucifix on display that is said to have performed many miracles.
Both locals and visitors attend the crucifix-kissing ritual that takes place every year. From 6.30 in the morning until late in the evening.
On Good Friday, from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., the same cross is carried in a moving procession through the whole city, led by the Bishop of Como, who stops in front of the church of San Bartolomeo to bless the city .

 

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Easter biscuits and sweets

One of the most gratifying examples of the Italian Easter festival is the impressive presentation of special desserts and elaborate chocolate eggs that can be seen in the windows of pastry shops and caf & eacute; s. After 40 days of fasting, both adults and children long for the delicious sweets that the chocolatiers and confectioners now have ready. Every child receives at least one chocolate egg from their grandparents and it seems that these eggs get bigger every year.

The Colomba : A special Easter birthday. ck, which can only be found in stores at Easter.
The origin of this dove-shaped cake is not exactly known. But according to legend, two white pigeons appeared miraculously and sat on the banner of the brave Lombard soldiers who defeated the German attackers from the north in 1197.
Whatever the real story, the Colomba pastry is a unique specialty. Italians prefer to buy it than to bake it themselves at home. This is not surprising in view of the long and complicated manufacturing process, which requires a natural fermentation of a few days. And you have to wait exactly the right moment to cover the dough with the glaze.
So it's best to find a good bakery and enjoy the Colomba pastry with a nice glass of sparkling wine at the end of your Easter meal.
Our insider tip for the Colomba biscuit is the Pasticceria Sancassani in Bellagio !

 

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Easter service in English

The Anglican Church in Griante near Tremezzo offers an Easter service in English on Sunday at 10:30 am. The church was built in 1891 and originally served aristocrats and intellectuals from the Protestant northern countries of Europe.
It is the first Protestant church to be built on Italian soil and it still holds services and weddings in English in the summer. Even if you do not want to attend mass, a visit to the church with its striking striped facade, the Belle & Eacute; poque gold mosaics and the beautifully decorated coffered ceilings is worthwhile.

 

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Easter markets

Easter usually coincides with the official opening of the tourist season on Lake Como and the tranquil villages and small towns on Lake Como spread the red carpet for the first Guests of the year. The public squares and promenades are decorated with colorful spring flowers. Restaurants closed in winter now offer a rich Easter menu. on. Many places organize events to greet the Easter guests. The Easter markets are a good opportunity to purchase handcrafted objects, works of art, groceries and wines from our own production.

In Como , colorful stalls with unique handicrafts will be set up along Viale Varese from April 18 to April 22. This famous market sells local products, clothes and books, as well as handicrafts.

In Lenno there is a street market on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with arts and crafts from the city and region on the main square and along the Lenno waterfront.

In Menaggio , at the stands along the lake promenade, you can buy household items and gifts.

In Lugano , the Easter market is open from Good Friday to Easter Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the pedestrian zone of the city, for more than 100 hours Handicrafts and gifts are sold, along with local delicacies and shows by musicians and street artists.

 

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Easter Monday

"Pasquetta" is the Monday after Easter Sunday a national holiday and a common day of rest and relaxation for everyone.
Families welcome the first days of spring in mild temperatures, prepare a picnic and enjoy a small outdoor banquet with relatives and friends.
Recently it has also become very popular in one of the numerous Agriturimo farm restaurants with local delicacies to spoil you. One of our favorites is the Agriturismo Zertin , just four kilometers from Gravedona.
This old farm restaurant will not only enchant you with its delicious specialties, you also have a wonderful view over Lake Como.

 

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Botanical Treasure Hunt

The Grandi Giardini Italiani is a non-profit organization that was founded over 20 years ago to help the most beautiful Italian guests help to get the publicity they deserve in Italy and abroad. One of the most popular events of Grandi Giardini Italiani is the Botanical Treasure Hunt . An excellent opportunity to let children (between 6 and 12 years of age) discover native and exotic plants in a playful way. And of course there are also sweet surprises and treats for the little ones.
While the little ones are busy with the botanical treasure hunt, parents and adults are offered special guided tours to to explore the gardens.

 

Villa Melzi (Bellagio)
In addition to guided tours of the free gardens, ; For adults, Villa Melzi offers an Easter egg hunt and a magic show with the magician Rocco on the grounds of the 19th century villa.
Villa Melzi d'Eril, Via Lungolario Manzoni, 22021 Bellagio
Open Monday, April 22nd, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Treasure hunt from 3 p.m., meeting at the Villa Melzi ticket office (Lido), 15 min. before the start
Admission: adults & euro; 6.50, children free
Information: info@giardinidivillamelzi.it

 

Villa Carlotta (Tremezzo)
This impressive 17th century palace near Tremezzo is surrounded by around 7 hectares of charming gardens with an exceptional design. On Easter Monday, children between 6 and 12 years old are invited to look for hidden Easter eggs. You can also take part in other exciting activities.
Villa Carlotta, Via Regina, 2, 22016 Tremezzina (CO)
Open Monday, April 22nd from 9am to 7.30pm Am
The treasure hunt takes place at 11 am, 2.30 pm and 4 pm.
The number of participants is limited, so it is convenient to book here.
Admission: children € 10.00, accompanying persons € 5.00
For further information, please contact the following email address:
didattica@villacarlotta.it

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