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Parco Spino Verde: Walking the Border back to Como

Parco Spino Verde: Walking the Border back to Como. Above Pare, Cavallasca and San Fermo returning to Como down the Valfresca. 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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San Donato to Camnago Volta: Opening up a Circular Route to and from Como

The recent opening up of a section of footpath from Garzola to Camnago now makes it possible to follow a circular route taking in the Sanctuary of San Donato and the Cosia Valley. 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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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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San Fermo to Como – in the footsteps of Garibaldi

A walk in the footsteps of Garibaldi taking you from the battle site at the Sanctuary of San Fermo down the Valfresco into Como to commemorate Unita d’Italia Day, March 17th 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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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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