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Thanks to its geographical position, Lake Como  developed a diverse and profound culture, which in every epoch has made the most of wisdom gained from contact with a great variety of populations, thereby stimulating the creation of many fascinating works of art.
The lake, together with its network of ancient Roman roads such as the Antica Strada Regina and  the Sentiero del Viandante (the Wayfarer’s Trail), overlooked by towers and castles, was the route  for trade and exchange of culture between Como and the area north of the Alps.
The Lake Como area has a great variety of landscapes dotted with settlements and towns that are a testimony of human creativity:  splendid villas immersed in centuries-old parks, architectural examples of extraordinary artistic and religious value, archaeological findings and ancient settlements,  fortifications and castles. Historic and cultural treasures are kept in a variety of museums
You can also follow themed itineraries dedicated to famous people, such as Alessandro Manzoni and Alessandro Volta, who brought recognition to this area, or itineraries in order to visit the villas and its gardens, the Romanesque churches or the rationalist architecture. In the following pages you will find descriptions on all the sites that can be visited in every town (see Towns or site seeing under the menu territory).

 

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Art and culture Como LAKE COMO ON THE GERMAN PRESS!

The German magazine Top Magazin Ulm | Neu-Ulm has recently published an article about Lake Como! The ...

Art and culture Schignano CARNIVAL OF SCHIGNANO

The town hosts a very special carneval each year which has very ancient traditions where antique masks are worn.

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Itineraries

The Lake Como area can be discovered following in various threads ...

Lakeside Villas and gardens
villa Balbianello

The shores of the lake are still today ...


Castles

Due to the location of  lake Como it was ...

Religion

Lake Como has been the  transit  area ...


Folklore

The locals' innate attachment to the ...

Alessandro Manzoni

Alessandro Manzoni was born in Milan, the son of wealthy ...


Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Volta was born in 1745 in Como and ...

Archeological sites

Famous people

We all know the battery, but not everyone knows ...

Museums

The rich history of Lake Como is preserved in ...


Cultural associations

In the province of Lecco:

  • Associazione “BRIG ...
News
13 June 2017 Getting Around PIAN DELLE BETULLE CABLEWAY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE WORKS

The company ITB Imprese Turistiche Barziesi has announced that the cableway...

10 June 2017 Sports REOPENING OF CRAG “FALESIA DI GALBIATE”

The Comunità Montana Lario Orientale Valle San Martino has informed that...

04 June 2017 Sports WARNING: ACCESS DENIED TO SOME LOCAL CRAGS

The Comunità Montana Lario Orientale Valle San Martino has informed that...

28 May 2017 Getting Around GRAND TOUR BY STEAMBOAT

An unique initiative is the "Steamboat Grand Tour" that offers...

28 May 2017 Getting Around TRAVEL BY BOAT AND VISIT VILLA CARLOTTA

From May 1st to October 31st tourists visiting Lake Como by boat will have the...

16 May 2017 Excursions and trekking WARNING: ACCESS DENIED TO THREE CRAGS OF LECCO AND GALBIATE - Updates

In addition to the news of May 12th, we inform that, due to maintenance works,...