castles-and-ruins near La Casa di Andrea

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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...

Featuring the hottest Dj’s in a modern high-tech club, this dance club rocks it out until the early hours of the night....

Enjoy a drink just a few meters from one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. You'll enjoy the best cocktails and delicious drinks, expertly prepared by our bartenders as well as a wide selection of beers, both bottled and canned. Il Tana is...

Converted from an old marble artisan's workshop, L'Orso Bar Hostaria comprises three large areas where it is possible to sample local specialities, pizza, panini and cold dishes. The sympathetic restoration of the locale has kept alive the artistic...

The Bar Sport in Lenno is situated directly on the lake, in the beautiful bay named “Gulf of Venus". The place is one of the most quiet and relaxing of the Como lake, surrounded by beautiful mountains. The exclusive terrace of the Bar Sport is maybe...

On the picturesque waterfront Lenno, Gulf and Bar Sports Bar serves snacks and refreshments and offer free wi-fi....

On the beach of Pianello del Lario in front of the most glamorous Lake of Como. It's the ideal place to spend a nice afternoon or an evening with friends, fun, good food and excellent music! Beach Front ..., Breakfast, Smart Restaurant at noon, Bar...

Our food is all fresh and Italian and we are constantly on the lookout for local products. We are especially proud of our salamis and cheeses some of which are made locally in Lake Como. We hope you can also appreciate their unique flavours. It is...

Get off the beaten path! Only a 10 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal in Cadenabbia, the Bar Pizzeria La Torre San Martino is the ideal place for those who want to taste an excellent pizza, from the simplest to the gourmet. You can taste them 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....

At Mount Cross Ardona (m. 1005), a path splits into two. On the left, is a wooded summit then down along a bumpy ride to the entrance of Castel d'Ardona. To the right, a few bends bring you to same point but the road is much easier (1h 30 'from...

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,...

The Broletto or "Town Hall" is the most important medieval secular building in Como. The building rises immediately northwest of the Cathedral; representing an almost unique example of the close connection between spiritual and temporal power in a...

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...

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...

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