castles-and-ruins near Hotel Glavjc

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Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro...

Wine bar where you can taste a variety of wines by the glass. A large selection of bottled wine will satisfy every palette and budget....

Located in the heart of Como, near the Cathedral, in the old tower of Merchants. The new shop in Como is composed of various and wider departments: the gastronomy, the delicatessen, the cheese department, the winery, the bar and the...

For over sixty years, in the heart of the city of Como, there is the bread of Tina Beretta, a bakery every day churns delicacies to suit all tastes: bread, cakes, pizzas, desserts of all kinds. The staff is efficient and the environment, especially...

IL Forno Lo Fiego open all night to sell cakes, croissants and many other products to revelers who decide to spend the evening in the vicinity of the province of Como. Among the products there are focaccia with cheese and stuffed one, but for those...

Genuine cuisine with dishes and flavors and details reminiscent of traditional Larian cuisine with its specialties of the lake. A selection of high quality wines, over 130 labels researched and selected await even the most refined palates....

Wine store, delicatessen and restaurant in one location. Castiglionistore has a new restaurant room for having a dinner with typical and accurate expecialities in a soft and quiet ambientation. IN addition, Castiglioni has a lot of space for his...

The bakery Braglia is an institution in the city and the new management fits perfectly in keeping with a tradition that began fifty years ago. Dozens of varieties of ravioli that satisfy all tastes! From the most traditional to the most special...

Specialty food shop featuring local delicacies, wine and food gift ideas. Now you can have a meal at the newly opened restaurant as well....

Le “Mille e una Mella" is a candy store where you can find thousand of sweets, chocolate and lollipops. We are specialized in handmade marshmallow cake, candy bouquet and more. Shipping throughout Italy. Free delivery in Como city...

Welcome to the Olivetum website - the home of Italy's finest foods. Wonderful traditionally-made specialities from the Alps to the southernmost Sicilian Island! As we send goods all over the world and the cost of shipping varies from country to...

Wine producer in the Domaso region. Sorsasso originates from the strong tradition of a family that wishes to preserve its heritage. Our wines are characterized by intense flavors that call back to the rich land in which grapes were cultivated in...

The Tower is located on a rocky outcrop above the village of Spurano and it was an ancient watchtower, which probably dates back to the 12th century. The fortified structure, included in the difensive system of the Comacina Island, was probably...

An ancient palace of the seventeenth century. It belonged to one of the most influential families of Lake Como, the Brentano, who later moved to Milan and then to Germany. It is currently used in part as a city hall where the renown painter Giulio...

Originally a signalling tower, that later became a fortress as documented 1158. There is no information about the proceeding centuries until 1454 when the area fell into the hands of the Republic of Venice and the Adda River became the natural...

The Castle lies on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Como close to Riva Bianca and its namesake beach. Built in the Romanesque period, the fortress was at the focus of several historical events, like the battle between Milan and Como in 1124. It was...

Also called Tower of Barbarossa, stands high over Mandello dating from the twelfth century. The tower has been rebuilt over the years, but retains interesting architectural features like the arched portal, the remains of painted trophies and a...

Volunteers of the Cultural Center Library Bellagio deal with loaning library books and organize various cultural events....

It is thought the tower was built at the behest of Fontanedo Bernabo Visconti in 1357, on the defensive line of Upper Lake, but perhaps it was only enhanced an existing structure. It is located about 700 meters downstream of the village of...

Gate Tower is an imposing fortress, 40 meters high, built in 1192, on the initiative of the mayor Hubert de 'Olevano, to defend the entrance to the city of Como. In the fourteenth century the great tower was flanked by two other pentagonal towers,...

In the medieval center of Villincino, was a fortified town built in the late tenth century. The village was owned by the wealthy family Carpani. The town was destroyed in 1278. The small and picturesque district is accessed by going through a tower,...

It is a private building constructed on roman foundation with an irregular square plant. The building, which has crown walls with battlements to protect the round parapet, can be dated between 1360 and 1370. It is a typical castle-enclosure, which...

Fort Fuentes is a former military fort on the hill of Montecchio or Monteggiolo near Colico, northern Italy. It was built by the Spanish governor of Milan, Don Pedro Enríquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes, to defend the northern border of the Spanish...

Fort Montecchio-Lusardi is a military fort situated in Colico, in the province of Lecco, northern Italy. It was built between 1911 and 1914. It is the only Italian fort from World War I which has been preserved intact with its original weapons. The...

A must see--one of the most beautiful castles on the lake. It is a walled enclusure, developed around a squared tower with restored battlements and a real drawbridge. Additional attractions feature live falconry shows, an exhibition dedicated to the...

Trapezoidal shaped castle with three towers built by counts Della Torre of Rezzonico in 1363. It is described as a "castle-fence", fortifying an area of two thousand square meters which surrounded the town and the main tower. Today the castle is...

Baradello Castle is situated on hill dominating the valley like a stone sentinel watching over the town of Como and Spina Verde Park. The top of the tower provides 360 degree views of the city, the Alps and Po Valley. The fortification was used...

Placed on a hill overlooking the town, the castle was built in late Middle Ages to block the way to Valvarrone and it still remains a well-preserved tower, surrounded by ruins of ancient houses. The first proofs date back to 1039, when it suffered a...

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