Category Archives: Politics

Como Remembers the Holocaust

Como Remembers the Holocaust. For this Memorial Day I wish to recall the exploits of Giorgio Perlasca, born in Como on January 31st 1910, who has been attributed with saving the lives of over 5000 Jews living in Hungary. Continue reading

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Como’s Microplastic Pollution Challenge

In recent years there has been growing concern over the amount of plastic in seas and inland waters. There is now greater awareness of the presence and dangers of so-called micro-plastics. Whilst Lake Como has a good record for microbiological cleanliness, it must now tackle the issue of micro-plastics. Continue reading

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Lake Como and Climate Change

Lake Como and Climate Change. Man’s impact through climate change is becoming frighteningly dramatic. Even on Lake Como there is reason to be concerned that patterns of weather are having a negative impact on the lake’s ecosystem.  Continue reading

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Noir in Festival – Como 2019

Noir in Festival – Como 2019, This Friday, 6th December, sees the start of the Como-based section of ‘Noir in Festival’ – an annual feast of crime film and fiction. We consider the historical reasons why ‘noir’ is popular in Italy. Continue reading

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Testimonies and Remembrance: Como Recalls the Shoah

Testimonies and Remembrance: Como Recalls the Shoah. Ines Figini and Alessandro Lukacs at Villa Olmo on Holocaust Memorial Day Continue reading

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Clouds Over Como: Lest We Forget

Clouds over Como: In remembrance of the cruelties, deprivations and deaths suffered by all sides during the Nazi occupation and subsequent insurrection at the end of the 2nd World War – when Como was at the centre of the maelstrom. 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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Heroism and Disaster in the Vallassina – Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27th

As a memorial to the millions of victims of the Holocaust I would like to recall the act of a young priest in Sormano who guided a party of 16 Jewish refugees to safety in Switzerland and set an altruistic example to his parishioners. Continue reading

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Como – How Green is Our City?

Following on from the Legambiente’s report Ecosistema Urbana 2017, how well did Como do? Continue reading

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