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WINTER MARKETS CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR ON LAKE COMO

Lake Como offers unique experiences available only during the winter months. When it comes to romantic winter experiences, Lake Como has everything you could possibly need, from fascinating villas to cosy restaurants for romantic trysts, and inspiring architecture and green spaces.

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20 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON LAKE COMO

We, my husband and I, lived on the shores of Lake Como for over 10 years before moving to the UK. We have travelled Italy and explored from North to South, eaten in oh so many restaurants and drunk in even more bars. The Italian way of life is one, that I take with me wherever we go and there are several reasons as to why. 

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Italian Wines and their secrets

There are so many different types of wines in the world, each of them unique in their heritage, process, grape and country. However Italy has 1200 local vineyards compared to Frances 222 and they have a wide range of different characteristics.  Italy has a unique biodiversity that is created by being the only peninsula in the world, spreading on a perfect latitude, that is surrounded by calm seas. The fresh mountain breezes meet the sea wind, creating ideal climate conditions for some of the best and healthiest foods in the world. There are so many different grapes and vineyard, that you really have the difficulty in choosing between some amazingly interesting wines.  Lets start at the beginning and look at what determines the...

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WHAT TO DO ON LAKE COMO | STEAM BOAT CRUISE

SEE THE LAKE FROM THE LAKE   For an overview, forgetting the traffic, the queues, the difficulty of finding parking, the best choice is the navigation on board the frequent boats of Navigazione Laghi: cover the entire lake from Como and from Lecco to Colico, passing to Bellagio and the central-lake locations that are connected both by a frequent ferry service with the possibility of embarking cars or a circular shuttle. The possibilities are many, with the ticket for free movement you can in fact make more stops and get back on board in total freedom and, in case of haste, there is a quick service that reduces travel time.     STEAM BOAT TOUR WITH THE CONCORDIA   A...

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WHAT TO DO ON LAKE COMO | VILLA CARLOTTA & BELLAGIO

  Lake Como has always been known as a beautiful holiday resort thanks to the mild climate and unsurpassable beauty of the small seaside resorts nestled in the Pre-Alps: in past centuries only noble families and Italian and European writers spent holiday periods in the sumptuous villas overlooking the lake. Now the lake has become an international tourist destination. In a strategic position a short distance from Milan and Brianza, perfectly connected by rail, Lake Como offers extremely elegant landscapes: small villages nestled on woody slopes that alternate with the famous villas surrounded by lush gardens, unmissable during the spring blooms and with plant species from all over the world. There are many lakeside villas: Villa Olmo, Villa d’Este in...

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