Category Archives: Folklore

Brienno’s Botanic Path – Sentiero Botanico

Brienno’s Botanic Path – Sentiero Botanico. A stiff uphill climb along the old migration path to summer pastures and on to Posa and Schignano for carnival or he Sentiero delle Espressioni 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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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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Lake Como’s Speciality Dishes and Local Products

Lake Como’s Speciality Dishes and Local Products – fish, cheese, polenta and more including the exclusive ‘Resta’ 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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Fables, Legends and Folklore: The 3 Days of the Blackbird

What is the meaning and origin of ‘i giorni della merla’ – the 3 days of the blackbird. Continue reading

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