Category Archives: Events

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 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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Through Conflict to Collaboration, Achille Grandi, Como and the Birth of the Republic

Through Conflict to Collaboration, Achille Grandi, Como and the Birth of the Republic – in memory of the post-war anti-fascist alliance. Continue reading

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‘Como Antifascista’ – Then and Now

‘Como Antifascista’ – Then and Now. How Como’s workers helped defeat nazifascism in Italy, in celebration of April 25th 1945 – Liberation Day 2018. Continue reading

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Ester Negretti One Year On – With Menaggio in Mind

Ester Negretti One Year On – With Menaggio in Mind. An interview with Ester to appreciate how her art has developed over the last 18 months. Continue reading

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Como’s Ines Figini, Auschwitz Survivor – A Celebration for International Women’s Day

Ines was a young girl working in Como’s largest silk factory when she took part in a strike that led to her deportation as a slave in Germany’s labour camps. This is a summary of her story for International Women’s Day. Continue reading

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Lords and Ladies of Misrule at Schignano

Schignano Carnival is unique, anarchic and genuine with a cast of characters that make it true street theatre. Continue reading

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