The Italian gardens are some of the most beautiful sights to behold. There is the Italian Renaissance garden, a style that emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and France. The style is an inspiration of the Italian traditional ideology of beauty. The landscape and view of the gardens are incredible. One can enjoy the sounds, smells, a...

Claudio cuts the engine in front of a magnificent villa. ‘This is 16th-century Villa Pliniana. Where Rossini composed Tancredi, Napoleon played billiards and Leonardo da Vinci studied the flow of its irregular waterfall. Not all at the same time,’ he says. ‘If you’ve ¤150,000 going spare, you can rent it for the week.’ Presumably, this is the sort...

On September 1, a unique event will take place on Lake Como, Italy. A floating and moving concert on the water played by Alessandro Martire is slated in the picturesque lake. The idea of the floating moving concert comes from the fantasy of the Italian pianist and composer Alessandro Martire. It has been specifically organized to take place on Lake...

Lake Como is a popular Italian destination, especially with foreign tourists, and rightly so: picturesque little lakeside towns, luxurious villas, magnificent gardens, all within the backdrop of mountains. But like all popular places, Lake Como can become overcrowded with tourists; however, there are always ways for curious travelers to enjoy littl...

I write from Lake Como. There are worse places to be during a Coronavirus Lockdown. The Romans called the lake ‘Larius’, an ancient Etruscan word meaning ‘the best’. The Romans rarely got things wrong. It has subsequently inspired the greatest artists of the world and caused the English poet Shelley to write, “This lake surpasses in beauty anything...

The ancient town of Como, Italy keeps getting better, far surpassing the level of hospitality afforded its founder, Julius Caesar. Though there have long been five-star properties in the towns along the lakeside, the city itself only saw its first open within the last two years. The proprietors, the Passera family and its Lario Hotels group, are de...

This call provides 10 scholarships of 10,000 euros each for international students  who wish to register in a.a. 2020/21 in any of our three-year or master's degree courses, provided in English or Italian. This is an excellent opportunity to study in Italy, Como or Varese. Participation in the call must take place through the i-STUD portal by 30 Ap...

Italian resorts aren’t like other resorts because there is no country quite like Italy. This is the diverse and multi-layered land that gave the world the concept of la dolce vita, and what its best hotels and resorts have in common is their strong sense of place mixed with easeful graciousness. Beyond that, however, luxury properties are as varied...

Lombardy, with its grand lakes and numerous small basins, offers a unique mix of charms to lovers of lake tourism. Staying on Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore or Iseo (just to name the largest and most famous), means immersing oneself in all the flourish of a lush nature that also has the power to renew the mind and body. The gorgeous landscape...

È iniziata oggi e si concluderà venerdì prossimo la missione istituzionale del vicepresidente di Regione Lombardia e assessore alla Ricerca, Innovazione, Università, Export e Internazionalizzazione, Fabrizio Sala, a Chicago, negli Stati Uniti, dove il vicegovernatore è alla guida di una delegazione composta da 17 aziende lombarde, provenienti da Br...