Category Archives: Gardens

Exercising Outdoors – Some Options

Exercising Outdoors – Various options for those of us who want to get out of the gym in June and enjoy Como’s natural splendour. Continue reading

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Villa Platamone – An ‘Aristocratic’ Bed and Breakfast

Villa Platamone – An ‘Aristocratic’ Bed and Breakfast. The holiday lodge built in the 1820s for Michele Platamone in Como has now been restored to former glory and opened today for the first time to paying guests. Continue reading

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Como’s Four Seasons – 3: Spring, New Start, New Apps and New Plans

Como’s Four Seasons – 3: Spring. As new natural life brings a chromatic change to the city’s surrounding hills, a new commercial life begins with the start of the tourist season. Continue reading

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E-Biking Food Tour in Bellagio – All Gain, No Pain

E-Biking Food Tour – All Gain, No Pain – finding Bellagio’s hidden corners thanks to @lakecomofoodtours Continue reading

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Elegance at Villa D’Este

Today is the start of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This is an annual gathering of vintage cars and motorbikes along with their owners and admirers. In most previous years this event has mainly taken place within the grounds of … Continue reading

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Liberating the Lakefront – Como Recovers Its Greatest Asset

For residents and tourists alike, Como’s greatest asset must be its magnificent lakefront with its views north to Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Torno and to the summit of Mount Bisbino – so why has access to a large tract of it been … Continue reading

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Como’s Lacustrial Musical Medley

There are so many musical events taking place over the next two months in and around Como. Use Como Companion’s calendar to see exactly when, where and what is on offer. We collate details of most of the musical festivals, … Continue reading

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European Opera Days at Como

The Teatro Sociale in Como is proud to be the first Italian opera house to participate in the annual European Opera Days which this year are held from 6 – 8th May. Now in its tenth year, this initiative, organised … Continue reading

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Villa del Grumello start of season

Reopening of the Villa del Grumello and Villa Sucota Gardens. These two villas on the road from Como to Cernobbio, owned by the Ratti Foundation, have glorious gardens with great views out to the lake and will be open again … Continue reading

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