Lake Como

Palazzo Gallio wrapped in autumnal evening sun.

Palazzo Gallio wrapped in autumnal evening sun.

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Excursion tips, sights, cable cars / mountain railways

We will show you where Lake Como is most beautiful. Below you will find a list from AZ of the most interesting visits and sights on Lake Como.

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Acquafraggia waterfall

The Acquafraggia waterfalls of the municipality of Piuro in the Valchiavenna valley arise on the top of the Lago, at 3,050 meters above sea level, where the watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea is and where the torrent of the sam...

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Adventure Park Lake Como - climbing park

Forest high ropes course adventure park on Lake Como Lake Como Adventure Par k is the first high ropes course in the northern part of Lake Como, above Dongo with different degrees of difficulty. Elements are anchored in the spruce and larch tre...

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Adventure Park Monte Tamaro

High rope park Fascinating acrobatic course hanging in a hundred-year-old beech forest, located at the middle station of the gondola. The course is divided into five different routes and levels of difficulty: - Children's course - Green course...

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Al Maglio Zoo in Magliaso

Visit the only zoo in Ticino! You can expect 22 species of animals: big cats, monkeys, small animals such as guinea pigs and turtles, poultry and farm animals such as goats and pot-bellied pigs. A private zoo with over 100 animals, playground, picn...

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Angelinetta winery in Domaso

Cantine Angelinetta  in Domaso on the beautiful Lake Como. The winery was founded in 2008 out of the will to restore the past of a family business that had been inherited To transform the present of professional viticulture. & nbsp; Emanuele...

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Antico Cantinone di Domaso

The Antico Cantinone di Domaso wine cellar was originally built in 1600 and renovated in 1850. It previously served as a community winery for the Domaso community. In the recent past, the wine cellar fell into oblivion after the viticulture culture ...

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Bellagio Sightseeing Tour (Part 1)

zoom on map 1st stage: from the town center of Bellagio to the district of S. Giovanni and the Museum of Nautical Instruments. (approx. 2 hours for the 1st and 2nd stage) On this tour, which starts in the historic center of Bellagio, we get to k...

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Bellagio Sightseeing Tour (Part 2)

zoom on map 2nd stage: from the Museum of Nautical Instruments to Loppia and back to the starting point in Bellagio. (approx. 2 hours for the 1st and 2nd stage) At the end of the driveway in the district S. Giovanni is an old tower building wi...

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Bernina Express from glaciers to palm trees

He has to travel over 196 bridges- and cross 55 tunnels: the Bernina Express does an amazing job. The Swiss narrow-gauge railway, which fights its way across the Alps between Chur and Tirano, is on one of the steepest railway lines in the world . T...

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Boat excursion to Bellano

Boat excursion tip: In Bellano there is the famous "Orrido", a very deep chasm formed by the Pioverno river. Stairs lead you between the steep rock walls. Opening times: from April 1st to September 30th, every day from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2.30 ...

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Boat excursion to the island of Comacina

Boat excursion tip: Not far from the shore, across from the villages of Ossuccio and Sala Comacina, is Isola Comacina, the only island in the lake her little white church S.Giovanni. You can reach the island by boat from Menaggio, or with a small f...

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Boat excursion to the provincial capital Como

Ship excursion tip: It is an extraordinarily beautiful and worthwhile boat excursion, as there are many villas and picturesque places that can be seen from the street are barely visible, can be admired on the lakeshore. Ask at the tourist office f...

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Boat excursion to Varenna

Boat trip tip: On a boat trip and the crossing from Menaggio to Varenna you can admire the most wonderful panorama of the lake. Here is the center of the three arms of the lake. Varenna is a very picturesque little village. Here you can visit the ...

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Boat trip to Belaggio

Ship excursion tip: Bellagio, called "the pearl of the Lario" (Latin name of Lake Como), lies at the tip of the peninsula that encompasses Lake Como divides three arms: the Como Arm, the Lecco Arm and the Alto Lago (Upper Lake). The village with i...

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Boat trip to Gravedona

Boat excursion tip: Gravedona is one of the larger places on the Upper Lake and is rich in monuments. The church "SM del Tiglio", a little outside the center of the village, is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in the province. Also of...

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Cable car to Albigna

The imposing Albigna dam was built by EWZ from 1955 to 1959. It is 115 m high and lies at over 2100 m. M .. A small cable car takes visitors over a deep gorge to the foot of the dam. From there the tours start into the hollow chambers of the weight ...

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Cable car to Pigra

The ascent with the cable car from Argegno to Pigra 860m is an experience. In just 5 minutes "LA FUNIVIA" overcomes the 653 meter height difference between Pigra and Argegno (cable car length 1132 Meter). On the road it takes 20 minutes for this ro...

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Cable cars / mountain railways Como Lake area [overview]

  You can enjoy a fantastic view of Lake Lugano and Lake Como and the surrounding mountains when you go up the mountain with one of the rope or mountain baghones listed below.   That is why we have put together this list for you with the a...

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Cable Park water park

In the vicinity of Colico is   the new Water Park Cable Park- System 2.0 . The complex is beautifully located in the green near the large Fuentes shopping center   and invites you with Caribbean blue water for wakeboarding, water skiing a...

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Canyoning on Lake Como

A little north of the picturesque Lago di Como hides a gorge that can be counted among the most beautiful canyons in Europe: The gorge in Val Bodengo is long, spectacular and aquatic and can be done in several parts. Now a description of this pear...

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Casinos on Lake Lugano / Como

To spend a special evening, it is possible to choose from several gambling houses that are near Lake Como. Casino Campione d & rsquo; italia In   Campione d'Italia   awaits you the famous casino with its many gaming tables and slot m...

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Castello Baradello castle-fortress near Como

The castle & ldquo; Castello Baradello & ldquo; with the striking tower is in the Parco Spina Verde, located on a hill (432 meters) south of the city of Como. The Castello Baradello was built in the 12th century by Friedrich Barbarossa on the south...

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Castello di Vezio - Castle above Varenna

You can enjoy a wonderful view from the tower of the "Castello di Vezio". from the village Varenna in approx. 30 minutes (distance approx. 800 meters). The one from the early Middle Ages (11th century) and several times rebuilt castle with a spy ...

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Como shopping tour

Those who love shopping will have the opportunity to stroll in the historic center of Como, where cobbled streets with splendid shop windows are furnished with several examples of Como artisanship, from silk to Cantù furniture, etc. Elegant cafes, p...

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Crotti in the Valchiavenna valley

Natural natural grottos, which are ideally suited as cellars/storage rooms for wine, cheese, etc. These crotti were formed under the large rocks by the ancient landslides. The so-called "sorel", a draft of air with a constant temperature, blows all y...

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Domaso marina

The new large sports port of Domaso offers the opportunity to park your own boat here and take nice excursions across the lake. 185 boats from a boat can be found in the port facility ; length from less than 5 meters up to a length of 14 meters spa...

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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 yearEaster is a good time to soak up some early summe...

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Easter holidays? Why choose the Casa Rina vineyard farm on Lake Como

Easter on Lake Como Come and marvel at the bright spring colors and enjoy the Mediterranean ambience. The gardens of the blooming parks, villas and mansions are again accessible to the public and invite you to discover them. . Did you know that yo...

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Excursion by boat to Lecco

Boat excursion tip: The city of Lecco is located at the southernmost point of the eastern arm of the sea and extends along the banks of the Adda. In the historic center you can still see parts of the city wall and the moat that surround the medieva...

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Excursion by boat to Tremezzo

Ship excursion tip: The place Tremezzo extends from the lakeshore to the hilly hinterland, at the foot. of Monte Crocione. We recommend the beautiful hike that leads from Lenno through the upper part of Tremezzo to Griante. One of the famous ancie...

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Excursion to Lugano and tour with the little tourist train

On a tour on board the tourist train "La freccia rossa" (red arrow) you can enjoy the beauty of Lugano and its surroundings, the cable cars to Monte Brè and San Salvatore, the casino and the lake promenade. You can also book special trips for groups...

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Expo 2015 World Exhibition in Milan

Expo 2015 will take place in Milan from May 1st to October 31st, 2015. Under the motto & ldquo; Feeding the planet & ndash; Energy for life & ldquo ;. More than 144 countries take part in Expo 2015, a variety of topics related to healthy eating and...

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Fiumelatte the shortest river in Italy near Varenna

The Fiumelatte river is 250 m long from the source to the mouth in the lake, as the shortest river. Of Italy . It flows over a slope with approx. 36% gradient. The roaring and bubbling water gives the river its milky color. The river is similar to ...

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Forte Fuentes near Colico

The fortress Fuentes on the hill (Monte) di Montecchio, near Colico, on Lake Como was built by the Spanish governor of the Duchy of Milan, Don Pedro Enriquez de A & ccedil; evedo, Count of Fuentes. The strong fortifications, especially the Fortress...

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Funicular from Como to Brunate

The Como- Brunate cable car opens in 1894. Technically speaking, it is actually a funicular . It is the symbol of a modern development of public transport during this time. It was the time of industrial development and the beginning of what was lat...

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Gotthard Base Tunnel: visit the longest tunnel in the world

At speeds of up to 250 km/h, the future passengers will travel through the longest railway tunnel in the world. The opening of the base tunnel is planned for 2017/2018. On the Gotthard north of Lake Comer, the longest railway tunnel in the world,...

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Grotta dei Bulberi - the blue grotto

Lake Como also has its & ldquo; Blue Grotto & ldquo;, namely the Grotte dei Bulberi. It is about 4 km from Bellagio in the direction of Como at Lezzeno . The only grotto on Lake Como. Enchanting play of light effects can be observed in the Grott...

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Guy de Jong art gallery in Peglio above Gravedona

Guy De Jong, born in Brussels, Belgium, on March 25, 1949. Under the influence of his father, also an artist, he studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where he won first prize for his excellent painting and drawing. During his career he has e...

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Isola Comacina

Not far from the shore, across from the hamlets of Ossuccio and Sala Comacina, is Isola Comacina, the only island on Lake Como . On the island are the remains of the large basilica "S. Eufemia" (10th century- devastated during the war in the 12th ...

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Madesimo bike park

The new Made4fun Bikepark is located at 1,550m above sea level in Madesimo with   6 downhill routes lovingly adapted to the conditions of the terrain with a total length of 7 km and a height difference of up to   340 meters. The downhill r...

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Madonna del Ghisallo

The narrow serpentines over the mountains are a challenge for cyclists and mountain bikers. The destination of many cycling fans and motorcycle enthusiasts is a small chapel that is dedicated to the Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of profess...

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Marmitte dei Giganti Park Chiavenna

The   Park "Marmitte dei Giganti"   is located just outside of the residential area of Chiavenna, above the hills that form the area of the Valchiavenna valley to the east and the beginning of the Bergell to the south delimit. The park al...

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Milan Cathedral

The Milan Cathedral , the majestic building in white marble extends over 157 m in length. With its 5 ships, it is overwhelmingly large. The light falls into the interior through beautifully designed colored glass windows. The Duomo of Milano is th...

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Monte Bre funicular

Since 1912, the cable car (funicular) has run from Cassarate to Monte Br & egrave; (933 M. & uuml; .M.), A place that offers the visitor numerous possibilities: A large, well-equipped place invites you to grill. There are attractive walks, which are...

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Monte Generoso mountain railway

The mountain with the best view in the canton of Ticino. The top can be easily reached after a 40-minute ride on the cog railway. It starts in Capolago (274 m. & Uuml; .M.) And leads through untouched nature. At the top, a modern infrastructure offe...

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Monte San Salvatore funicular

The valley station of the cable car (funicular) is only 500 meters from the Lugano-Sud motorway exit and 5 minutes from the Lugano-Paradiso train station. A parking lot is available in front of the station. The new panorama cars take the guest to th...

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Monte Tamaro cable car

The Monte Tamaro is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region. A mountain world just a stone's throw from the city. A unique view of the foothills of the Alps, the lakes and the snow-covered mountain peaks of the Alps. Monte ...

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Museum fortress Montecchio near Colico

The Forte Montecchio is located on a hill above Colico. It is the only still intact fortress from the 1st World War with the four largest cannons in Italy. It was built between 1911 and 1914 according to the plans of General Enrico Rocchi and was ...

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Orrido Gorge in Bellano

Bellano is famous for its "Orrido Gorge", which is shaped by the waters of the Pioverna River and has recently been an ideal location for forges, mills, spinning mills, etc. , since water power served to drive the machines. A metal foundry was still...

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Paddle steamer Patria of Lake Como

In 1926 the & ldquo; Piroscafo Patria & rdquo; built together with a steamer designed according to the same plans in just three months for shipping on Lake Como. The naming was with & ldquo; Savoia & ldquo; (old   dynasty of a royal house) and ...

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Parco Paradiso Chiavenna

The botanical-archeological garden Paradiso consists of two hills, the "Paradiso" and the "Castellaccio", which are located east of Chiavenna in a wonderful panoramic position, with a view of both the city and the surrounding area. As soon as you ent...

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Partisan Museum Museo della Resistenza / Museo della fine della guerra

The Partisan Museum in Dongo is located inside the town hall (Palazzo Manzi) next to the tourism office. in the town hall of Dongo the Palazzo Manzi.   In April 2014 the opening of the newly designed museum took place on the theme " Museo Fi...

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Pian delle Betulle cable car

The valley station of the Pian delle Betulle cable car is in Margno (Valsassina). Timetable   from   April 4, 2011 to July 2, 2011   The cable car is closed for modernization work The   operation however, it is open at Ea...

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Pian di Bobbio cable car

The valley station of the Piani di   Bobbio cable car is in Barzio (Valsassina). Timetable   June: valid from   2/06/2011 Thursday 2 rides Saturday and   Sunday   from 8:30 am   to 5.30 pm July : Monday to  ...

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Piani di Artavaggio cable car

The valley station of the Piani di Artavaggio cable car is in Moggio (Valsassina).   Timetable   valid until May 1st Saturday and   Sunday From   8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every 30   min   (from 12.15   break &...

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Piani di Erna cable car

For a fantastic view of Lecco and parts of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains, we recommend taking the cable car to the Piani d'Erna - a kind of high plateau below Monte Resegone . Once at the top, an educational trail with 20 stations ...

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Piona Abbey - Abbazia di Piona

Abbey of Piona In Piona, Lake Como forms a small inland lake (area approx. 1 km2). Here is the Piona Abbey with a beautiful park surrounded by orchards. The Abbazia di Piona monastery is located in a beautiful panoramic position in the Olgiasca d...

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Safari Park Pompia Italy: two large parks for one small price!

The Safari Park consists of two main areas: Animals-Safari Park: The Safari Park Pombia enables its visitors, animal species, who normally live in the wild can be observed from the car. You can find giraffes, rhinos, pelicans, zebras and the kings...

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Sailing trip on Lake Como with a regatta ship

Experience the unique feeling of a regatta too. Just rent the classy, but very spacious sailing boat J 80 (6 people) with skipper. You have the opportunity to actively "participate" in sailing, like in a regatta, while looking at the sights of Lake C...

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Sailing trips Lake Como

Sailing like in the times of pirates and privateers- this unique experience is offered by a trip on the rustic two-master "La Vela Rossa". The boat with its distinctive red sails has been on view on Lake Como for three years.   The German coupl...

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San Fedelino the Hermit Church

It has stood there for over a thousand years, lonely and still- the Romanesque church of San Fedelino. She looks at the river Mera, which over the centuries, in times of flooding, has repeatedly overflowed its banks and submerged the prayer temple a...

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Ship excursion to Dongo

Ship excursion tip: Dongo has been an important center since the Middle Ages. This can be traced back not least to the border crossing, the Passo di S. Jorio, which at 2004 m at the end of the Valle Albano, connects the northern part of the lake wi...

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Sightseeing flight from Como

Treat yourself to a very special experience and take a panoramic flight to the most beautiful sights of Lake Como. In Como there is an aerodrome for seaplanes, the pilots of Aeroclub Como will take you anywhere on Lake Como. A sightseeing flight (in...

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Sightseeing tour Lake Como east bank

Sightseeing tour east bank Your holiday home on Lake Como is an ideal starting point not only to get to know Lake Como, but also the nearby Valtellina with its steep, sunny vineyards or its world-famous ski resort (Bormio). To go shopping in Milan,...

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Sightseeing tour Lake Como west bank

Starting from Domaso, we present the Lake Como west shore tour to you: Domaso is an ancient fishing village where you can still find today watch the fishermen at work in a typical small port. Today Domaso is arguably the most popular place in the ...

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Sightseeing tour of Como by double-decker bus

Sightseeing tour with the first and only open sightseeing bus for the cities of Como and Cernobbio .   Great sightseeing Tour for a quick and comfortable overview of the city. The red sightseeing bus with the hop on- hop off entry and exit s...

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Slide cable car: Albaredo-Bema cable slide system

The longest   S Italy's rapid gliding facility in Bema near Lake Como The   Val Orobie valleys (Valtartano, Valle del Bitto di Albaredo, Valgerola) very close to the little town of Morbegno near Lake Como are now not only known beca...

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Sorsasso winery on Lake Como

On the sunny slopes of Lake Como, viticulture is rarely practiced these days. Therefore, for those who enjoy special Italian wines, a visit to the SORSASSO winery and winery is a unique opportunity that should not be missed. After a tour of the winer...

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Swiss miniature Melide

The Swissminiatur amusement park, which is really worth seeing, is located in Melide on Lake Lugano. Everything is a bit small, just Switzerland and its sights in miniature. The Swissminiatur is an open-air facility in Melide (near Lugano) that ope...

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To Lake Como by train and boat: the villages not to be missed

Lake Como is a popular destination for VIPs from all over the world. A perfect destination for a holiday in Lombardy. Easily accessible also by train, it offers charming villages with ancient stories, traditions and curiosities. This Lake Como sights...

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Val Gerola - Valle del Bitto

Bema, an ideal starting point for hikes, is in a prime position overlooking the valleys. The largely depopulated village can be reached by bus or on foot (see stage 34). From here you can continue to climb on path no. 10 towards Pizzo Berro with its ...

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Villa Carlotta Photo Tour

Are you still snapping or taking photos already? The answer has a name: PHOTO TOUR !!! Are you traveling to Lake Como? & Nbsp; Stupenda! & Nbsp; Come to Villa Carlotta and book a photo tour . The villa is located in one of the most magical l...

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Vinitaly 2022 - Wine Trade Fair in Verona

Vinitaly, the most important European wine fair & "Vinitaly and the City", 54th edition, from April 10th to 13th, 2022.One of the most important wine trade fairs in Europe takes place every year at the Verona exhibition center with over 4000 exhi...

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When it rains - ideas and sightseeing tips

During your stay on Lake Como, you might encounter one of the few rainy days of the year. Should this happen, do not despair, as you never get bored in our region even on rainy days. Ideas and suggestions for what to do when it rains: |   Lak...

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Accommodation on Lake Como

Holidays in a holiday home or apartment: The ideal solution for those who want to spend their vaca...

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All sorts of interesting facts

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Books and maps Lake Como

Lake Como maps and books can be found here. Prepare your vacation or choose suitable literature for ...

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Celebrities and other interesting people

Not only Hollywood stars, there are also interesting people on Lake Como, who attract attention wit...

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Curiosities and interesting facts from Lake Como

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Entertainment and nightlife

Our tips for going out for an exceptional evening on Lake Como. So that you can enjoy the nightlife ...

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Events and annual festivals on Lake Como

Here you will find all important annual festivals and events around Lake Como listed alphabeticall...

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Excursion tips, sights, cable cars / mountain railways

We will show you where Lake Como is most beautiful. Below you will find a list from AZ of the most i...

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Gastronomy and recipes

Typical dishes of the Lake Como region are offered in selected restaurants around the lake....

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Guide to Italy

Under the heading & nbsp; "Advice Italy" you will find & nbsp; interesting and useful information...

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Handicrafts

Fine silk, fashion and amaretti. When it comes to handicrafts, it is often not easy to tell the diff...

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History guide: discover history

Especially the middle and upper part of Lake Como are witnesses of an eventful history and rich in w...

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Museums, palaces, villas and parks

Wealthy merchants had magnificent villas and parks built around Lake Como & ndash; Konrad Adenauer a...

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Nature and climate on Lake Como

The Lake Como climate is generally mild and sunny in spring and autumn, hot in summer and dry and m...

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Places on Lake Como

The most beautiful places and towns on Lake Como, from the tranquil mountain villages around Livo to...

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Shopping tips Lake Como

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Sports and leisure from A to Z

The landscape of Lake Como offers hikes and bike tours to suit every taste. For athletes, water spo...

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Town plans and city maps

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News

Timetables overview

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02.05.2022 - All the timetables of the Lake Como region. [more]

Shopping tips

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25.03.2022 - Shopping tips for the Lake Como region and Ticino: Here you will find the best tips for shopping in Como and the surrounding area! Selected shops, great deals, the best in Lombardy! [more]

Weekly markets - Mercatino settimanale

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06.01.2022 - When and where the traditional weekly street markets take place on Lake Como. [more]

Tips on fishing and boating on Lake Como

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03.01.2022 - All the nautical rules for Lake Como and what you need to know about fishing on Lake Como. [more]

Bernina Express

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02.01.2022 - A special treat is the panoramic ride on the Bernina Express past glaciers, down to the palm trees. [more]