Category Archives: Culture

The Como Group of Artists – ‘Astrattisti Comaschi’

The Como Group of Artists – ‘Astrattisti Comaschi’. How come a group of Como-based artists established themselves at the forefront of the abstract art movement in Italy and Europe in the 1930s? Continue reading

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Como’s Famous Daughters: Giuditta Pasta

Como’s Famous Daughters: Giuditta Pasta – for International Women’s Day, a reminder of Como’s Diva with an international reputation! Continue reading

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Como’s Celtic Connection

‘Oro di Scozia’ is both a shop and a cultural association aimed at spreading ‘the tastes and flavours of [Scotland] with its rich historical background’ in the words of one of its founders. Continue reading

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Como’s Four Seasons: 2 – Feasting and Hibernation

Como’s Four Seasons: 2 – Feasting and Hibernation – the two parts to Como’s winter with the gradual stirrings of life as the natural cycle renews towards Spring. Continue reading

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Christmas Como: Citta dei Balocchi

Over recent years Como has sought to exceed itself in attracting visitors to its streets over Christmas defining itself as the ‘Citta dei Balocchi’ – a phrase that might roughly be translated as the city of fun and fantasy.  The … Continue reading

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Noir 2018: Moral Ambiguity and Death

Italian society seems ready made for the ‘noir’ genre and Como is the ideal location for appreciating it since its stunning natural location will calm the spirits after the moral turbulence provoked by this annual ‘Noir in Festival’. Continue reading

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October Gastronomica: A Flurry of Food Festivals

October Gastronomica: A Flurry of Food Festivals. GastroLario, Rassegna Gastronomica Valle Intelvi and Rassegna Tremezzina Gastronomica – all intended to promote local cuisine and traditions of hospitality. Continue reading

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Weaving Art into Como’s Urban Fabric: Streetscape 7

Weaving Art into Como’s Urban Fabric: Streetscape 7, the perfect excuse to walk around the town for an artistic treasure hunt. Continue reading

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Como’s Historical Fabric and its Pot of Roman Gold

Como’s Historical Fabric and its Pot of Roman Gold – The recent find in Como of more than four hundred gold coins has drawn international attention to Como but history through the ages is in the very DNA of this city. Continue reading

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Como’s Four Seasons: 1 – The Re-entry (Il Rientro)

Como’s Four Seasons: 1 – The Re-entry, Il Rientro, – a view of the seasonal social calendar on Lake Como. Continue reading

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