In Italy we don’t work on the 15th August, we usually have day trips or barbecues with friends. Anyway, if you are in Como, here are interesting tips to spend the day.
- A DAY IN A MUSEUM!
–Museo Archeologico recollects the earliest history of Como, from the prehistory to the Middle Ages;
–Museo Storico is home to many relics dedicated to the Italian Risorgimento (especially to the riots of 1848,1849 and 1859) and to 20th century wars.
–Pinacoteca houses several sculptures and paintings
–Tempio Voltiano houses Alessandro Volta’s tools, both original and reconstructed, together with documents about his life.
Guided walk to discover the so-called Chilometro della conoscenza, a green corridor and cultural path. Meeting at 3 p.m. at Via Cantoni, 1 (main entrance of Villa Olmo). Price: 4€ (up to 10 years for free). No reservation needed. More info here
3. GUIDED TOURS OF CASTELLO BARADELLO
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. you can have guided tours of Castello Baradello, one of the main symbols of Como city. From the top of the tower, you can enjoy a breathtaking view: from Switzerland to Milan, from Monte Rosa to Resegone…a 360° view on Lake Como, the Alps and even the whole Po Valley!
Take the funicular in Como and reach the quiet Brunate to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Once there, you can have a pleasant walk to discover all the Liberty-style villas and Volta’s Ligthouse. Taking the funicular is sure an unmissable experience to enjoy Lake Como from the top step!
5. FIREWORKS ON THE LAKE!
You cannot miss the firework show in Cernobbio organized by Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, one of the most interesting architectural works of 16th century. You can enjoy the fireworks directly from Cernobbio’s lakefront.