What’s on Easter? 3 things to do around the lake!

By 3 April 2017Magazine

What’s on Easter? We’re on the lookout for awe-inspiring travel proposal to get you in the mood for your Easter holiday around the lake. Nearly every culture has a unique way to remember and celebrate this religious event. Below are our top three ideas about where you can weave acts of remembrance into an already awesome and fun vacations

1)What’s on Easter?  Saturday –> Dreaming a little bit of relaxation: the Roman Baths. 

what's on easter roman bathLet’s jump back to the second half of the first century A.D.! The city of Como hosts the remains of Roman baths. They are spread over an area of about 1500 square meters. Recently, thanks to the works of recovery, the baths are now visited by walking on a path of elevated walkways. Through them you can also see the remains of the excavations and recovered plaster. Two small exhibition spaces with explanatory panels preserve a selection of excavation finds.

Saturday could be the perfect day to enjoy this piece of Italian history. The Roman baths are located in Viale Lecco, 9, in Como. On Saturday they are open from 10am to 6pm, while from Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

For more information you can:

  • Go to the Infopoint Broletto, in Piazza Duomo ( phone  +39 031 304137 – everyday open from 10am to 6pm);
  • Write an email to como@volontaritouring.it

2)What’s on Easter? Sunday –> An alternative Easter lunch: Let’s have a barbecue!

Alpe del vicerè

what's on easter vicerè alpeAt 900 mt above the village of Albavilla, in the province of Como, there’s a suggestive upland perfect for different tipes of trips. This territory, also called Alpe del Vicerè, is a small park, equipped with a parking area, as well as picnic areas with tables and barbeque corners. Nearby there are restaurants and mountain huts and various trails for hiking enthusiasts.

It is an ideal base for many excursions along the Dorsale del Triangolo Lariano. Following different pawhat's on easter alpe del vicerèths, indicated by the numbered trail, you can reach:

  • Baita Patrizi (943 m; 1 hour);
  • Capanna Mara (1125 m; 1 hour);
  • Bolettone Refuge (1310 m; 1.15 hours);
  • Riella Refuge (1275 m; 1.45 hours);
  • The hole of the Lead (695 m; 1 hour).

Starting from Como you can easily reach Albavilla by bus (c40)and by car (following SP37). 

Mount Bisbino

what's on easter barbecueAmong the inhabitants of Como even a few know this ancient and interesting reality. Unfortunately there is no public transport in this area. Starting from Como, follow ss340 (Strada Regina). You will pass Cernobbio and then reach Bisbino. Six hairpin turns after Madrona and 3/4 kilometers far from the top there is a picnic area with barbecue and picnic tables.

After a good Sunday lunch you can turn around the Bisbino, following a path at about 2/300 meters below the summit.

what's on easter monte bisbino

3)What’s on Easter? Monday –> Children, have fun! Treasure hunt is here!  

The exciting treasure hunts of Lake Como’s villas are unmissable! The Botanical Gardens’ Treasure Hunt, organized by the Grandi Giardini Italiani,  is a great opportunity to bring children to nature in a witty way. They learn to recognize plants and trees, leaf by leaf.  what's on easter treasure hunt

The event is organized for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo

The event is organized in three shifts:

  1. At 11am
  2. At 2pm
  3. At 3.30pm

Ticket price:

  • 10 euros for children;
  • 5 euros for parents. Parents’ ticket give also the opportunity to visit the museum and the botanic park;

Booking: eventi@villacarlotta.it

Villa Melzi, Bellagio

It is organized in two shifts:

  1. At 11am
  2. At 3pm

Ticket price:

  • Free entrance for children;
  • 6,50 euros for parents;

You don’t need to book!

For more information: giardinidivillamelzi.it – +39 339 4573838

Villa Monastero, Varenna

For information: +39 0341 295450 – villa.monastero@provincia.lecco.it




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