Tag Archives: Como

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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Como Companion Tries Out a Social Media Strategy

Como Companion explains the purpose of its Facebook page and Instagram Continue reading

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Civiglio to Civiglio – A Circular Walk on the Slopes of Mount Uccellera

This walk is not strenuous. We start out at a height of about 700 metres above sea level and rise a further 100 metres during the walk before descending again to our starting point. The map extract below shows some … Continue reading

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Como’s December Delights

As the nights grow longer and temperatures get lower, Como goes through another of its periodical metamorphoses – producing a set of seasonal December delights. What better way can there be of exploiting the increased hours of winter darkness than … Continue reading

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Cantù – The Good, (The Bad) and The Beautiful

Cantù is famous for its master craftsmen and its long tradition of artisan furnishings and cabinet making.  It is the spiritual home of the Brianza-based  furniture industry yet, at only 10 kilometres from Como, remains off the main tourist map. … Continue reading

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Streetscape 6  – Facing a Credibility Crisis?

Como is currently hosting the 6th edition of the street and urban festival called Streetscape – a total of 10 (+1) installations are dotted around or just outside the old town. Well established in its 6th year, Streetscape now forms … Continue reading

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The Poetry and Joy of Urban Portraiture – Adriano Caverzasio

If you aim to impart joy through your art, you best do it with a big smile – just like Adriano Caverzasio’s when I met him recently! And, if your art is intended to bring pleasure to all ages, how … Continue reading

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Cortesella – The Mythical Heart of Old Como

As Les Halles was to Paris or Seven Dials to London, so was the Cortesella to Como – the lost heart of the old town. The Cortesella (named after Via Cortesella) was a warren of narrow streets and alleyways to … Continue reading

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Quick Walks out of Como 2: Parco Spina Verde

The Parco Spina Verde is a line of hills formed from  glacial deposits that runs initially north to south along the western edge of Como before extending westwards to form the border with Switzerland. As with Brunate, the change of … Continue reading

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Quick Walks out of Como 1. San Donato – Garzola

One of the beauties of Como is that green hills are clearly visible to both east and west from its centre. By foot it just takes 10 minutes to leave the city behind you for a total immersion in nature … Continue reading

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