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Villa Platamone – An ‘Aristocratic’ Bed and Breakfast

Villa Platamone – An ‘Aristocratic’ Bed and Breakfast. The holiday lodge built in the 1820s for Michele Platamone in Como has now been restored to former glory and opened today for the first time to paying guests. Continue reading

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Como and Contraband – A Romanticised Legacy?

The geological layout of Como tends to conceal the fact that it is definitely a border town. That is until political factors, such as the recent Swiss clamp-down on refugee entries, remind us of its physical location. And when those … Continue reading

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Como’s Lacustrial Musical Medley

There are so many musical events taking place over the next two months in and around Como. Use Como Companion’s calendar to see exactly when, where and what is on offer. We collate details of most of the musical festivals, … Continue reading

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