I will post information on inclusive sport activities here where readers can participate if they wish rather than just  observe.


Cantu CricketThere is a cricket club in Cantu known as the Cantu Cricket Club. The team is made up of Pakistani citizens resident in Cantu who come together to play a sport that is the most popular in the Indian sub-continent, and also played wherever the British Empire established itself. The club offers a great opportunity to get to know the game, which is almost impossible to explain to those who have not grown up with it. In addition, the club offers a great opportunity to participate in an Italo-Pakistani cultural exchange. The club has also had some success of late and so well worth your support if living in the Cantu area. Contact the club via or on 340 1598 462.


Comense schermaComense Scherma hold classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18.30 to 20.00 at their site in Via dei Partigiani, 8 (near to the Casa del Fascio). Contact them by email on or by phone on +39 031 264 226.

Horse Riding

Red House RidingRed House Riding Club is based in Senna Comasco on the road from Como to Cantu. It is run by English ex-pat Roz. They run courses for all ages and hold summer camps in July.  Instructors are qualified. Roz can be contacted on +39 338 340 5954. Red House also offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation.


Lario JudoFor Judo classes and sessions for a variety of ages, apply to the ASD Lario Scuola di Judo. They are based care of the Scuola Primaria in Via Sinigaglia, 10 (near the football stadium). They can be contacted on or directly to Paolo on 338 609 7750 or Laura on 334 909 8721. Their web address is

Kung Fu

Kung FuFor courses in Kung Fu and Tai Chi, contact Kung Fu Como on  or call 338 846 6400. They hold courses in Como at the Palestra Mariani in Via Perti near the Comune building and in Albate at the Palestra Via Mirabello 7.

Nordic Walking

Nordic WalkingFor courses in Nordic Walking contact Federica Paracchini,  Como-based and a certified instructor of the Scuola Italiana Nordic Walking. This association believes you need around three weeks of instruction to properly gain the correct Nordic Walking techniques. You can then join their association and go on their organised excursions.  Federica can be contacted on 373 5091047 or Their website is


canottieri larioThe Canottieri Lario is Como’s rowing club on the lakefront in Viale Puecher. It was established in 1891 and has built up a great reputation nationally and across Europe. It runs after-school courses for 9 to 13 year old children which run during the school year. They also have summer courses that run from the end of the Italian school year until mid July. Adults who have an interest in rowing can take up membership, follow a brief course to train or revise rowing skills and to point out some of the safety procedures to follow on the lake. Membership also brings use of the sauna, gym and swimming pool – as well as to the bar and restaurant. Their web site is only in Italian but gives  comprehensive information  on their activities. The Facebook site is a less formal and more revealing idea of the club atmosphere.


rugbycomoThe first mention is for Como’s Rugby Club in that it may not be at first obvious that there is a rugby club here since those of us from the UK or France might have mistakenly thought that there was little local interest. Instead the club offers involvement in the sport for a variety of ages. Their web site is only in Italian but gives an idea of the scope of their activities and how to contact them.

Shorinji Kempo

ShorinjikempoCourses for children and adults in this ancient Chinese martial art are run by an association linked to the Federazione Iraliana Shorinji Kempo and the World Organisation. The courses are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 19.30 to 21.30 in the Elementary School on Via Sinigaglia, 10. Contact them on 338 3405882. Their web site is Email address is Sessions are also held in Como Rebbio in the gym of Scuola ‘A. Fogazzaro’ in Via Durini. These run on Tuesdays and Fridays from 20.00-22.00. Other contact numbers are +39 031 337 2153 and 346 246 9944.

Soccer School

Benfica SoccerBenfica Soccer School hold training weeks in Olgiate Comasco and Giubasco in June and a residential course in the Valtellina from 30th June to 5th July (dates for 2019). Their web address is  and they can also be contacted by phone calling Mario on 348 711 6211 or Renato on 333 110 1734. For goalkeeping classes call Enrico on 335 274 978


flaquitaRent a Wave Flaquita are based on Viale Geno, Como. In addition to leasing a boat (for those with a license) by the hour or day, they also offer a crewed boat by the hour for wakeboarding.


Telephone: + 39 351 9166 955


WLC logoWakeboard Lake Como is based in Blevio, just out of Como on the road to Bellagio. They describe themselves as follows:

‘Whether you want to learn from scratch, improve or achieve perfection, you’ve come to the right place. Our instructors are all FISW qualified (Italian Water ski and Wakeboard Association) and will be able to assist you with competence and courtesy through practical and theoretical lessons, guaranteeing you a unique and engaging experience, whatever path you wish to choose.’

Their club house looks very pleasant. Contact them on

  •  +39 031 5476483
  •  +39 338 7578550 NICOLE.
  •  +39 333 5214344 KIMON.
  •  +39 339 2384811 MATTHEW.

Click here to visit their website.

Morgan ClubMorgan Club is based at the Crotto del Misto Hotel and Restaurant in Lezzeno, halfway on the road from Como to Bellagio. They describe themselves as follows:

As national school recognized by the Italian Water ski federation (FISN), Club Morgan offers water skiing and wakeboarding courses adapted to all ages and levels: from those who have never skied before to professional athletes looking to improve their techniques.’

Their club also has use of a swimming pool and sundeck area. Contact them on:

Tel. – (+39) 031 914541

Click here to visit their website.

JRC WakeboardJRC Wakeboarding are also based in Lezzeno but associated with the Hotel/Restaurant Aurora rather than the Crotto del Misto. They are also recognised by FISN.

Contact them on:

Tel. (+39) 031 914645 – Cell. (+39) 335 8075274
Jolly Racing Club
Località Sossana, 2
Lezzeno, Como Lake, Italy

Click here to visit their website.


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