Lake Como: the identity card!
- Alias: "Lario"
- It is a natural pre-Alpine lake in Italy
- Wet the provinces of Como and Lecco
- It consists of three "branches": the Como basin to the south-west, the Lecco basin to the south-east and the northern basin
- It is located about 50 kilometers from Milan, 45 kilometers from Sondrio and 16 from Lugano (Switzerland)
- It is the deepest lake in Italy
- It hosts the highest mountain in the Orobie Alps, Mount Legnone
- The well-known river Adda is the main tributary
All these characteristics allow Bel Lago to host tourists and VIPs from all over the world thanks to its not only morphological but also environmental qualities. The three areas offer different realities starting from the glamor of the long lake with the numerous villas, to go towards decidedly wilder areas and frequented by nature lovers and sportsmen, up to the most impressive peaks with their wonderful treks, and even more exhibitions and museums including castles and nineteenth-century palaces.
146 km² of surface to be discovered!
XXXVI Pianomaster: A Harmonious Musical Odyssey in Gravedona and Uniti at Palazzo Gallio
Anticipation is sky-high for the XXXVI Pianomaster, an unmissable event for classical music enthusiasts which is enhanced thanks to the marvelous Renaissance residence that will host it: Palazzo Gallio, in Gravedona ed Uniti. This historic home, with its lush gardens and sumptuous rooms, will be transformed into a magical stage for performances by internationally renowned pianists and emerging talents. The program of the XXXVI Pianomaster will offer a series of concerts - which will be held every Tuesday from 7 September to 19 October 2023, starting at 6pm - ranging from the most iconic classical works to the most contemporary compositions. Be ready to experience an unforgettable musical odyssey on the shores of Lake Como!
Mushroom picking in Domaso and its surroundings: an autumn adventure not to be missed
September is the perfect month to immerse yourself in nature and look for the delicious mushrooms that grow in the woods and meadows of the area. Mushroom picking, as well as being a fun activity, provides the opportunity to come into contact with nature and collect fresh ingredients for delicious culinary preparations. Domaso, located on the shores of Lake Como, offers a variety of natural environments perfect for mushroom picking among woods and small valleys. It will be enough to enter the forests of the small Italian village to start the harvest. Near Domaso instead there is Valtellina, another hotspot for mushroom picking thanks to its ideal climatic conditions.
Trip to Forte Fuentes
The FORTE FUENTES is a 17th century Spanish fort built at the request by the Governor of the State of Milan, Pedro Enriquez de Acevedo Count of Fuentes, to prevent any possibility of expansion by the Republic of the Three Gray Leagues (modern Swiss Grisons) who wanted expand its domain from Valtellina and Valchiavenna to the Upper Lake Como. Today, it is one of the most important historical sites in the Alto Lario.