Category Archives: History

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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Murder on the Dance Floor- Italy’s Crime of the 20th Century on Lake Como

Murder on the Dance Floor- Italy’s Crime of the 20th Century on Lake Como; a high society crime of passion at the Hotel Villa D’Este in Cernobbio. Continue reading

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Walking the Greenway and the Antica Via Regina

Walking the Greenway and the Antica Via Regina. From Griante to Colonno on part of a medieval super-highway. 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’s Artistic Tradition – A Pan-European Legacy: Maestri Comacini

Como’s Artistic Tradition – Maestri Comacini, Romanesque architecture and amazing stone carving from Insubria across Europe 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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Going Slow on Lake Como

What is Slow Tourism and what are some of its options on Lake Como – in support of AMADO’s initiative Primavera di Mobilita Dolce. 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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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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