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Photo: Toy Horse Museum

The Toy Horse Museum is the first and to date only museum in the world dedicated to the horse toy. The Museum is located in what was once the stables of the famous trotter Tornese that in the fifties was more times…

The Basilica of Sant'Abbondio is located outside the walls of Como, under Mount Croce, along a stretch of Via Regina that was an important area of ​​worship. The church has two notable bell towers rising at the end of the external aisles, in the middle of the nave. Notable is…

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In addition to its lavish gardens and picturesque position on the lake, Villa Monastero is also a house museum where a vast number of objects belonging to its several owners are displayed.

Photo: Silk Museum

The Museum extends over a surface of 1000 square metres and its exhibits reconstruct the silk manufacturing process with an historical and educational approach. The visitor is given the opportunity to learn more about both the whole process and the single phases that make it up. In some cases, the dimensions of the rooms make…

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Here, a black cross marks the spot where Benito Mussolini was shot and killed (along with his lover Claretta Petacci) by partisans, marking the last stand of the Fascist dictator's rule over Italy. Actually, he wasn't really the ruler of Italy at the time. At this point in Mussolini's rapidly…

In 1978 a group of friends of the Lake of Como founded an association called "The Collection of Boats of Lake Como" with the aim of saving the age-old and noble nautical traditions of their lake. The museum was opened in 1982…

Located in the popular FoxTown Factory Outlet mall, this casino features 28 gaming tables, 350 slot machines, bars and a restaurant. Open 18 hours a day from Sunday to Thursday and 20 hours a day on…

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The Beauty Farm at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is housed in the historic villa of the Grand Hotel, beside the indoor pool. The 300 square metres offer a true oasis of tranquillity in the…

In Griante, Martino Luculli, has dedicated the last 20 years to painting scenes of Lake Como in a unique naïve art style. Martino was a great friend of the internationally renown painter Enrico Vannuccini who also lived and worked in Griante. Martino’s art, usually already framed, can be purchased directly from him at the gallery for reasonable prices. You are likely to find a scene from the Lake that you may remember fondly. He even sells small paintings for anywhere from 2 to 20 Euro’s that you can easily transport back home.

The baths date from the first century A.D. to the present day. Since the second half of the first century AD, the remains of Roman baths were spread over an area of about 1500 square meters.…

Photo: Civic Museum of Ornithology and Natural Sciences

The "Luigi Scanagatta" museum is of cultural and historical importance because of the number of birds specimens that was gathered throughout the years and its history. It was established in 1962 by professor Luigi Scanagatta, a well known ornithologist, botanist and malacologist and in short time the collection became of an…

The Piona Priory or Piona Abbey, is a religious complex on the Lecco bank of Lake Como in the territory of the municipality of Colico, northern Italy. The abbey is set at the top of a small peninsula, the Olgiasca, which – like a crooked finger – points into the lake, creating an inlet. The abbey of Piona, or more exactly, the Priory of…

Experience cooking guided by an experienced housewife teaching you how to prepare a perfect traditional meal for your family and friends the Italian way. Join Daniela to go grocery shopping in food boutiques in the old town of Bellagio. Then make pasta from scratch: fresh eggs, flour and kneading by hand. And for the final touch of sweetness learn how to make traditional Italian desserts like Tiramisu, Torta Sbrisolona, paradel and more. After all this hard work, sit and relax, sipping a glass…

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We are the leading holiday hotel and gastronomy business at Lago di Lugano, working in an economically successful and independent way. The initiators and investors…

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Exhibition space for cultural events as contemporary art exhibitions, conferences, concerts and living-performances. One of the better known examples is MiniArtTextil—an annual international exhibition of contemporary art showing…

Photo: Parco San Marco Spa

Because the journey to a more holistic approach to health is such a personal one, we at the Parco San Marco believe that each person’s requirements along the way will be as individual as they are.…

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On entering our Spa, exhale anxieties and breathe in bliss! Discover a deep sense of ease that quiets the mind, relaxes the muscles, and enlivens every pore through expert treatments. Help yourself to a hydromassage…

Photo: FoxTown Factory Stores Outlet

If you like shopping, do not miss FoxTown Factory Stores outlet mall, the temple of luxury and elegance where 160 outlet stores of the most prestigious brands for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, sport articles, household goods and…

The Civic Art Gallery is located at Villa Manzoni in Lecco and hosts a selection of works belonging to the Civic Museums of Lecco and counts four hundreds paintings and two thousands engravings, divided chronologically in…

A day trip to Milan from Como is only a 40 minute train ride, so if you the time to visit this historical city, rich in cultural heritage be sure to put it on your list. Counted amongst its more famous attractions is the Cathedral with a capacity of 40,000, Da Vinci’s famous Last Supper, shopping mecca, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La…

Benetton is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world. Today Benetton is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, present in all the most important markets in the world with a network of over 6,000…

Villa Monastero, a property of the Province of Lecco, is one of the most interesting attractions of our territory thanks to its strategic location, its history, its landscape, its environment and for the different services which it can offer.…

The Palace was then the scene of memorable historical facts and today becomes the perfect setting for their commemoration museum. Thus it was born in Dongo the innovative Museum of the End of the War: a virtual tour and interactive in the depths of one of the most controversial pages of Italian history.

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Need a place to give the kids a break but also be able to go for a work out or a pampering massage? Located in nearby…

Photo: Il Caminetto Cooking Lessons

For some years now we’ve been offering this novel and interesting opportunity, making a great addition to your holiday. Within the walls of this family-run traditional Italian restaurant, you’ll learn how to make pasta the authentic way: your own hands and a rolling pin will be your utensils to make what is the…

Today Benetton is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, present in all the most important markets in the world with a network of over 6,000 stores.

The building now houses the Civic Archaeological Museum Paolo Giovio, is one of the most interesting palaces of the city of Como and retains part of the eighteenth…

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Located 500m above sea level, in the center of the Larian Triangle, the resort of Valbrona boasts a favorable position for weekends and holidays relaxing and contact with nature. Numerous…

The Moto Guzzi Museum is located in Mandello del lario, Lake Como, the original birth place of the Moto Guzzi Eagle motorcycle established in 1921. See many other models representing milestones in the history of Italian motorcycling.…

Today Benetton is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, present in all the most important markets in the world with a network of over 6,000 stores.

Villa Manzoni houses the Museum Manzoni, the Municipal Art Gallery and the Library specialized museums Villa Manzoni, is a neoclassical building, dating from the seventeenth century, in which…

Photo: Brunate Factory Outlet

Founded in 1926, Brunate produces exquisite handmade shoes. Visit our factory outlet south of Como for discounts and savings.

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Diesel has long been a leading pioneer in denim and casual fashion, known for moving outside and ahead of trends in its…

Photo: Silk Museum Abbadia Lariana

In 1818, Pietro Monti, came to Abbadia Lariana where he transformed an old building for felting wool into silk production. In 1869 he enlarged the building and he added a new one for the spinning of cocoons; the first of the two spinning machines…

Photo: Driver Indoor Park

For the driving enthusiast no matter what age, Como’s indoor Driver Park might be just the welcome break from all those villas, churches and hikes. The 8000 sqm facility on three floors features a Kids Park, Formula Karting, Simulators, Displays and more. Three restaurants will ensure you never have to go long without food or drink.

The Volta Temple is a museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a prolific scientist and the inventor of the electrical battery. Volta was born in Como in 1745, held his first professorship there until 1779, and retired to Como in 1819. It is one of the most visited museums in town. The temple was featured on the back of the 10,000 lire banknote…

Benetton is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world. Today Benetton is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, present in all the most important markets in the world with a network of over 6,000…

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Shoe store carrying prestigious brands like Hogan, Church, Fratelli Rossetti, timberland, Clark's. Leather goods and accessories for women, men for customers attentive to new trends.

Located on the top floor of Riva 1920, a notable furniture manufacturer. It houses over 4,000 historic woodworking machines and tools. This is the biggest of such collections in the whole of Italy. The aim of the exhibition is to rediscover the origins and traditions of the woodworking industry in the Cantù area. Riva 1920 collection is freely…

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