In the small lakeside village of Pianello del Lario is a unique treasure that awaits discovery and enjoyment. Here, sleeping on the banks of the beautiful Lago di Como, is a defunct 19th century silk mill rededicated by a group of enthusiasts to the preservation of the history and accomplishment of life, commerce, and recreation on the lake.Read More
If you love art – especially the art that speaks to the heart of the people – then a tour of the ancient churches on Lake Como is certain to feed your fancy. Many of the churches with the most expressive art are closed unless there is a Mass or celebration, or one is willing to hire a guide for a private showing. Today I visited the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Brenzio, near Gravedona.Read More
Livo is a small but lovely, old mountain villaggio with a resident species of goat – the Capra di Livo – and a busy bar and pizzeria called La Baita – the hut – which claims all the village inhabitants – children, parents, and grand-parents – in the late afternoon that ends the lengthy Italian lunch break – pausa pranzo. Central to the town is a pink building with the family name ‘Pradella’ painted in large letters across the facade. This was the Trattoria e Alimentari – restaurant and grocery – of the Pradella family.Read More
It would be a further displeasure, for any potential visitor to the lake subject, like everyone else, to the restrictions imposed by the terrible pandemic of Covid-19, not being able to enjoy, at least in part, the beauty of one of its most famous shows … the flowering of the gardens of Villa Carlotta.
April 13, 2020 at Villa Carlotta
The beautiful gardens of Villa Carlotta welcome visitors for a day dedicated to Easter. Monday 13 April, in collaboration with “Grandi Giardini Italiani”, colored eggs and treasure hunt in the botanical garden of the Villa.
Young visitors will face a challenge: to find their own colored and decorated egg in an egg hunt in the botanical garden, overcoming clues and riddles. not only…Read More