SPINA VERDE REGIONAL PARK IS located just steps away from the resort town of Como, Lombardy, Italy. It spans the border with Switzerland (where it is called Parco del Penz), allowing hikers to cross back and forth between the two countries. Inside the park, visitors can follow trails like the Scala del Paradiso (Stairway to Heaven) that were once u...

August always brings the longed-for vacations, at least in Italy. Among the various pleasures rediscovered by Italians because of (therefore, thanks to) the anti–Covid19 restrictions there is that of holidays at home, looking for savings but also for undervalued places, that may be meccas for foreign tourists but to us aren't that appealing as a tr...

If you had the patience to attempt to travel to Europe this summer, there's a reasonable chance that you traveled to Italy. After all, a report from Confcommercio, an Italian organization that represents tourism businesses, the main driver of the country's tourism recovery this summer came from the 2.2 million Americans visiting between July and Se...

Everyone knows Italy has mastered the art of "il dolce far niente" — and for travelers craving a taste of "the sweetness of doing nothing," there's no better place on earth than an Italian resort. Taking the time to enjoy small, idle moments feels much richer surrounded by Tuscan vineyards or the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea. Add plenty of pasta and wi...

In a small town in the province of Como in Lombardy, specifically in Fino Mornasco, there is a group of 180 young people who have decided to deal with Space. Space in all senses, the cosmic one and the one that contains all material things, as the definitions found in physics books recite. The same books that teach how every material object can occ...

Would you like to try an unforgettable experience near Lake Como enjoying the breathtaking views that the lake and its surroundings can offer you? Then experience an adventure in the name of love for nature and animals, with a horseback ride in one of the best riding clubs in the Lake Como area.  Il Grillo Horse Riding Club is located in an old far...

Of course, George and Amal. But long before my favorite non-portmanteau'd star couple nurtured their privacy and inestimable style along the shoreline of Italy's Lake Como, centuries of elites—from cardinals and composers to millionaires and movie stars, and, yes, even James Bond—knew the power of this peak-crowned lake to inspire us all to dress b...

Formed many millennia ago as a result of shifting glaciers, Lake Como – once dubbed ‘the greatest lake’ by Virgil – is the deepest lake in Italy and archeological evidence suggests that the first settlements here date back to prehistoric times. Prior to the region becoming a long-enduring hotspot for well-heeled tourists and celebrities alike (Geor...

Spring arguably affords the best views of Lake Como. Alpine peaks frame the view to the north — their white accents contrasting to stunning effect with the  green slopes in the middle distance — while wisteria, camellias and rhododendrons paint the waterfront villas in a riot of colour. Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, open from April to November, is ho...

The delightful town of Como is located in the southern part of one of the two branches of the lake that takes its name from it, even if it is known as Lario. Spending your holidays here is an excellent alternative to discover some of the many cultural and natural beauties that Italy offers. Starting with the famous lake, surrounded by many suggesti...