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ON LAKE COMO

Vercana, 24-07-2019

Camelia: the Symbol of Lake Como

The Camellia flowering, a spectacle of nature!

The Camellia floral genus has more than a hundred species and it is prevalently widespread in Asia . The most known and cultivated species is the Camellia Sinensis, it is the plant from which the tea is dried. The cultivation of camellias, and their hybridization, takes place in Europe from the 1700s and over the years the transformation in

Vercana, 11-12-2020

Lake Como sports

Lake Como sport for excellence is sailing, but is not the only one. Crossed by winds known as the "Breva", the breeze that blows from the south to the north, the territory of the Middle and Upper lake area is ideal for those who want to have fun with windsurfing, sailing, kite surfing, sup and wake ( wakeboard / wakesurf / wakeskate ). For lovers of horse riding you can go to riding schools and

Vercana, 11-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: Villa Carlotta

Visit Lake Como: discover Villa Carlotta and its botanical garden. Villa Carlotta is a villa located in Tremezzo on Lake Como, famous both for the art collections housed inside, and for the vast botanical garden. It looks like a building of great grandeur, despite being a fairly simple building. The villa overlooks directly on Lake Como and Bellagio peninsula but also in the mountains surroundi

Vercana, 16-12-2020

Lake Como Events: Morbegno in Cantina

Morbegno is a very nice town located half an hour from Vercana, it is a nice place to visit all year round but in particular during the Morbegno in Cantina event.

The event Morbegno in Cantina involves about 50 cellars among the most ancient ones in Morbegno and its surroundings. "Morbegno in cantina" is an event of  testing of fine wines DOC, DOCG and Valtellina Strive accompanied

Vercana, 17-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: Piona Abbey

The Priory of Piona is set on a quiet promontory on the banks of Lecco and bathed by the placid waters of Lake Como in the municipality of Colico. The Abbey stands on the edge of the Olgiasca peninsula which, stretching out into Lake Como, creates a magical inlet where time seems to have stopped in a period when silence is broken only by the waters of the lake breaking on the shoreline, from th

Vercana, 17-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: the Natural Reserve of Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola

The Natural Reserve of Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola and has been established to ensure in the spirit of the Ramsar Convention (1971), the environment suitable to stop and the nesting of the migratory birds, in order to protect and maintain the natural features and landscapes of the wetland, to regulate and control the use of the area for educational and recreational purposes and to regulate

Vercana, 21-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: Monte Legnone, the highest peak in the province of Lecco

Monte Legnone, when you looking at the summit, according to a tradition of Lake Como, it is possible to understand the weather . The saying reads, "When Legnun and the Cappadocia", which translates into Italian, means: "When the Monte Legnone has the hat (or the summit is hidden from the clouds), abandon the sickle and take the rake (that is, stop cutting the hay and hurry to pick it up because

Vercana, 21-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: the beautiful Villa la Gaeta

Residence Il Giardino di Lory suggests to visit an unmissable gem of Lake Como: Villa La Gaeta. The villa was built in the twenties by Gino and Adolfo Coppedè for industrial Ambrosoli and takes its name from the peak on which it stands. It was built on the site of an earlier building, with a particular style that is very eclectic. It has the shape of a medieval and Renaissance castle whi

Vercana, 21-12-2020

Holidays on Lake Como: the real protagonist is water

Visit Lake Como: what to do while here? If you want tranquility, beauty and nature this is the right place. For every need you have, Lake Como offers different opportunities. From the lake to the mountains, crossing local traditions and sport activities, it is possible to discover the magical Lake Como. Today I want to describe the territory through topics, the water is the first one: the main

Vercana, 24-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: Villa Vigoni

Villa Vigoni is a charming house museum from the nineteenth century, residence of the German patron Enrico Mylius. Here there are rich art collections, with works by prestigious artists, still arranged in the rooms of the villa, recently restored. The park is rich in extraordinary sculptures, among which are works by Canova, Thorvaldsen and rare pieces. It offers the opportunity of a walk betwe

Vercana, 24-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: The End of the II World War Museum in Dongo

Visit and discover Lake Como museums during the coldest season. The End of the II World War museum in Dongo has been recently renovated. Dongo is the place where Benito Mussolini and the fascist ministers of the RSI (Italian Social Republic) were captured on 27th April 1945. "Our Museum: a voice which tells to the future generations the importance of the events that took place in Dongo in April

Vercana, 26-12-2020

Visit Lake Como: Isola Comacina

Isola Comacina, also known as Isola di San Giovanni, offers one of the most distinctive and spectacular views on Lake Como. Isola Comacina is a wooded island, part of the commune of Tremezzina. The island has a glorious and tragic history: fortified by the Gauls and later by the Romans, it was an important political and religious center. According to legend, the island was the place where Magis

Vercana, 31-12-2020

We are not an hotel, we are better!

This is us! We are not an hotel, we are better! A residence with eight apartments, a breathtaking lake view, swimming pool and playground! Everything your heart desires for a vacation with your family or friends. A fully equipped apartment with hotel-level services. A friendly environment, a few minutes from the lake and the mountains; an excellent starting point to do some trekking or a mounta

Vercana, 31-12-2020

Como Lake & Sports.

Here’s a small taste of the sports you can practice, just a few minutes from the Il Giardino di Lory Residence. You can choose between Windsurf, Kitesurf, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), Water Skiing, Sailing... there’s something for everyone! It also depends on the wind conditions. Our amazing Breva - the fresh breeze coming from the South - is ideal for amateurs and for those who

Vercana, 31-12-2020

Christmas! What a magic!

This is what we call “Christmas Spirit”! Every year, during Christmas, Como becomes magic!!! Every corner of the city centre features a fantastic light and colour show. You can stroll around the traditional Christmas market, where you can purchase beautiful gifts and local lakeside food products. Alternatively, you can ice skate with the entire family on the rink set-up right by the

Vercana, 05-01-2021

Visit Lake Como: Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero is a beautiful villa located in the city of Varenna, on the shores of Lake Como. It is surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden, rich in native and exotic greenery, that extends for almost two kilometres on the lake. Villa Monastero is a House-Museum. Built as a Cistercian female monastery at the end of XII century, it was only later used as a dwelling, with a peculiar Nordic

Vercana, 07-01-2021

Visit Lake Como: Villa Fogazzaro

Visit Lake Como means not only visiting amazing places on the Lake Como side but also what is around. One examples is Villa Fogazzaro Roi (Lake Lugano).

The Villa Fogazzaro Roi overlook the Italian side of Lake Lugano and represented a place of peace and inspiration for Fogazzaro (italian writer), where he spent the pleasant summer holidays. The writer from Vicenza composed his most fam

Vercana, 07-01-2021

Visit Lake Como: Villa Erba

Villa Erba, in Cernobbio, is one of the most important 19th-century villas in Italy. It was built as a summer residence for the Erba family, and during the years, it housed many artists, becoming the fulcrum of the cultural and social life of the time. In the last century, the villa became also the summer residence of the great film director Luchino Visconti, who in his last years, came back to

Vercana, 08-01-2021

Visit Lake Como: Como-Brunate funicolar

One of the most iconic attractions of Como is the funicular that connects the cities of Como and Brunate. The funicular was built in 1894 to reach the otherwise isolated village of Brunate, often called "balcony of the Alps", thanks to the wonderful panoramic view it offers, extending from the Western Alps and Monte Rosa to the Po Valley and Milan. The funicular is still used today, and its uni

Vercana, 08-01-2021

Visit Lake Como: Villa del Balbianello

Villa del Balbianello is with no doubts one of the most famous and distinctive locations on Lake Como. The villa is located in Lenno, in the Province of Como, on the tip of the peninsula Lavedo. Built in 1787 for the Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini as a holiday resort and and a literary workplace, over the centuries has hosted some of the most important figures in Italian art and literature, inclu

Vercana, 09-01-2021

Lake Como Events: Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has a long tradition. As per tradition, it will be held in May in Cernobbio: it's an appointment that vintage cars lovers can't miss! Lake Como will be hosting this wonderful date with the history of motoring in a unique location: the areas of Villa d’Este and Villa Erba, on the shores of the lake. This elegance competition, held for the first

Vercana, 29-01-2021

SUP YOGA, the new conjunction between spirituality and weel-being

SUP YOGA, beautiful inside ... and out!

The benefits of practicing Yoga are no longer a mystery: besides being a great ally against osteoporosis and in addition to stabilizing sugar levels in people with diabetes, it increases the flexibility of muscle tone and optimizes brain function. But how can this practice be combined with the use of Sup?

The Sup (Stand Up Paddle) is a "de

Vercana, 29-01-2021

Persico fish risotto of Lake Como

One of the oldest and most delicious recipes "made on Lake Como" is the Persico Risotto.

This dish is the excellent synthesis of the integration between the food resources of the territory and the gastronomic knowledge, while recent studies affirm that the fish in general from our beautiful lake are low in fat and rich in essential nutrients such as noble proteins and omega 3 fatty acid

Vercana, 17-03-2021

Visit Lake Como: Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como

Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como - Visit Lake ComoBellagio is located at the tip of the promontory where the two branches of Lake Como meet forming the third vertex of the Larian Triangle. Known as "The pearl of Lake Como", Bellagio is a commune well known for its amazing landscape and his special position on the lake. With the Alps in the north and Lake Como branching out in the south, Bellagi

Vercana, 17-03-2021

Visit Lake Como: all the beaches

There are many beaches on Lake Como, where you can spend a nice day with your friends or family, diving into crystalline water, doing sports or simply relaxing under the sun.

There’s nothing better than diving in the Lake water in the Summer, surrounded by a beautiful nature and landscape, where the lake and the mountains embrace each other and hug you at the same time.

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Vercana, 17-03-2021

The power of the massage

Who hasn't done or received a massage, even just to soothe a pain? Massages give many different benefits, even though one of the main goals is relaxing, by rebalancing our vital energies useful for our psychological and physical well-being, which keep us young and healthy. 

Body manipulation is reflected by reducing anxiety and stress and improving blood and lymphatic circulation,