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Thanks to its geographical position, Lake Como  developed a diverse and profound culture, which in every epoch has made the most of wisdom gained from contact with a great variety of populations, thereby stimulating the creation of many fascinating works of art.
The lake, together with its network of ancient Roman roads such as the Antica Strada Regina and  the Sentiero del Viandante (the Wayfarer’s Trail), overlooked by towers and castles, was the route  for trade and exchange of culture between Como and the area north of the Alps.
The Lake Como area has a great variety of landscapes dotted with settlements and towns that are a testimony of human creativity:  splendid villas immersed in centuries-old parks, architectural examples of extraordinary artistic and religious value, archaeological findings and ancient settlements,  fortifications and castles. Historic and cultural treasures are kept in a variety of museums
You can also follow themed itineraries dedicated to famous people, such as Alessandro Manzoni and Alessandro Volta, who brought recognition to this area, or itineraries in order to visit the villas and its gardens, the Romanesque churches or the rationalist architecture. In the following pages you will find descriptions on all the sites that can be visited in every town (see Towns or site seeing under the menu territory).

 

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Art and culture Varenna VILLA MONASTERO CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE "63° CONVEGNO DI STUDI AMMINISTRATIVI"

On Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and in the morning of Saturday 23rd September Villa Monastero will be closed to the public due ...

Art and culture Como LAKE COMO ON THE GERMAN PRESS!

The German magazine Top Magazin Ulm | Neu-Ulm has recently published an article about Lake Como! The ...


Itineraries

The Lake Como area can be discovered following in various threads ...

Lakeside Villas and gardens
villa Balbianello

The shores of the lake are still today ...


Castles

Due to the location of  lake Como it was ...

Religion

Lake Como has been the  transit  area ...


Folklore

The locals' innate attachment to the ...

Alessandro Manzoni

Alessandro Manzoni was born in Milan, the son of wealthy ...


Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Volta was born in 1745 in Como and ...

Archeological sites

Famous people

We all know the battery, but not everyone knows ...

Museums

The rich history of Lake Como is preserved in ...


Cultural associations

In the province of Lecco:

  • Associazione “BRIG ...
News
20 September 2017 Art and culture VILLA MONASTERO CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE "63° CONVEGNO DI STUDI AMMINISTRATIVI"

On Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and in the morning of Saturday 23rd September...

11 September 2017 Sports IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT HIKING AND VIA FERRATAS

During rainy days and in those immediately following heavy rainfalls, it is...

18 July 2017 Views and sceneries FIRE WORK DISPLAYS IN THE PROVINCE OF COMO

August is the month of the big fire work displays on lake Como. 12 August -...

04 July 2017 Getting Around IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CONTACT THE LOCAL TURISTIC DUTY DOCTOR

Like every summer ATS della Brianza, the local Health Authority, garanties...

28 June 2017 Getting Around GRAND TOUR BY STEAMBOAT

An unique initiative is the "Steamboat Grand Tour" that offers...

28 June 2017 Getting Around SUMMER TIME TABLE OF THE ARGEGNO - PIGRA CABLE CAR

The cable car from Argegno to Pigra now runs to a special summer time table...