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97th Motor Meeting City of the Moto Guzzi

Place: Mandello Sul Lario

  • Starting Date: 7th of September
  • Ending Date: 9th of September

For motorbike’s lover san event that can be lost arrives starts in Mandello Sul Lario: the “97th Motor Meeting City of the Moto Guzzi”.

During the event there is also the “Moto Guzzi Open House 2018” with the extraordinary opening of the museum. On Friday 15th both the museum and the shop are open, while on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th it will also be possible to visit the assembly line of the engines and “Galleria del Vento”.

Here following the program of the Motor Meeting

Friday – 7th of September 2018

3 pm:  Opening of the Meeting– Motorbike rally start – Place Mercato

3 pm to 10 pm: Subscrition of the commitee & lottery ticket sale – Place Garibaldi

3 pm to 6 pm: Info Point – ParkingMoto Guzzi

3 pm to 6 pm: Vintage motorcycle exhibition – Molina – Place Leonardo da Vinci

3 pm to 6 pm: Stand FMI – ParkingMoto Guzzi

3 pm to 6 pm: Exhibition ‘Il Duilio e la Guzzi: storie di un amore infinito’ –  Sale polifunzionali – Lido Comunale

3 pm to 6.30 pm: Show ‘La via del Naco – Una Guzzi come compagna di viaggio, compagna di avventura’ – Place Garibaldi

3 pm to 10 pm: Custom Road – Place Garibaldi – Street of Medaglie Olimpiche Mandellesi

6:30 pm : Opening of refreshment areas

9 pm: Music show – Place Mercato

Saturday – 8th of September 2018

9 Am to 10 pm : Subscrition of the commitee & lottery ticket sale – Place Garibaldi

10 Am  to 6 pm: Info Point – Moto Guzzi Parking

3 pm to 6 pm: Stand FMI – ParkingMoto Guzzi

10 am to 6 pm: Vintage motorcycle exhibition – Molina – Place Lega Lombarda

3 pm to 6 pm: Exhibition ‘Il Duilio e la Guzzi: storie di un amore infinito’ –  Sale polifunzionali – Lido Comunale

3 pm to 6.30 pm: Show ‘La via del Naco – Una Guzzi come compagna di viaggio, compagna di avventura’ – Place Garibaldi

10 am to 4 pm: Visit of Maggiana’s Tower

10 a  to 12 am : Visit of San Giorgio’s church

10 am to 10 pm:  Custom Road – Place Garibaldi

11 am : Start of historic motorcycles – 8 Cylinders–Leonardo da Vinci Place

12 am : Opening of refreshment areas

From 4.30 pm: Lake Tour with “the Lucie”, typical boats of Lake Como

6:30 pm: Opening of refreshment areas

9 pm: Music show – Place Mercato

10:20 pm: Lottery draw – International Motorbike Meeting

10:30 pm: Fireworks show – Lake Area

11 pm: Music show – Place Mercato

Sunday – 9th of September 2018

9 Am to 3 pm: Subscrition of the commitee – Place Garibaldi

9 Am to 2 pm: Info Point – Parking Moto Guzzi

9 Am to 2 pm: Stand FMI – Parking Moto Guzzi

10 Am to 2 pm: Vintage motorcycle exhibition – Molina – Place Lega Lombarda

10 am to 2 pm: Exhibition ‘Il Duilio e la Guzzi: storie di un amore infinito’ –  Sale polifunzionali – Lido Comunale

10 am to 2 pm: Show ‘La via del Naco – Una Guzzi come compagna di viaggio, compagna di avventura’ – Place Garibaldi

10 Am to 12 Am: Visit of San Giorgio’s church

11 am : Start of historic motorcycles – 8 Cylinders–Leonardo da Vinci Place

12 Am: Opening of refreshment areas

3 pm: Closing cerimony

Villa Carlotta, “The colours of the Wood – Natural flowers and trees in the Fabani herbarium”

Place: Tremezzina (Como)

  • Starting Date: 16th of September
  • Ending Date: 5th of November

In Tremezzina, Villa Carlotta, today starts the event “The colours of the Wood – Natural flowers and trees in the Fabani herbarium”, nice event for adults and children loving the nature.

The research activity of the Como Doctor Giuseppe Fabiani, with his documents – prove of his activity between the 1907 and the 1938 – is maintained by the Foundation Centro Studi Nicolò Crusca in Como, which has organized the event in cooperation with Villa Carlotta.

The herbarium is composed of 3.000 tables, but the exhibition, handled by Augusto Pirola, shows 50 tables illustrating the composition of the woods of the Prealpi areas of the Como area.

Look at the tables is like entering the magic and enchanted atmospheres of the woods. The tables exhibit in the event are organized by place of origin, undergrowth, blanket and margin. The connection with the collections of Villa Carlotta drives the visitor to look for the plants directly in the natural space of its gardens.

A special section is dedicated to the medical and food grass.

During the event there will be workshops involving the visitors.

The 17th of September, at 3 pm, there is a workshop for families “Let’s build an herbarium”. The participation is open to whoever is more than 10 years old; the cost of the ticket is 10 € for child and 15 for adults.

For information and booking please contact Villa Carlotta at the following email: eventi@villacarlotta.it.

From the 13th of September on it is possible visiting “Grass to Vegetables”, exhibition of botanic watercolours made by Silvana Rava, botanic illustrator winner of a lot of awards who from the 2010 on organizes classes at the Biological Department of the University of Pisa. Her operas are exhibit in collections like the Hunt Institute and the Lindlay Library in London.

On 16th and 30th of September, at 6 pm, there is an important date for music lovers: Christian Leotta will exhibit in the Marble Room playing the second part of the 32 sounds for piano by Beethoven.

The cost of the ticket is 20 € and the pre-sale is at the ticket office of Villa Carlotta.

The Red Night 2nd edition

Place: Malgrate (Lc)

  • Starting Date: July 22nd
  • Ending Date: July 23rd

Do you always dream to see and touch a Ferrari? Would you love to test a real pit-stop with a real Formula 1 car?

If your Passion are the Red Cars and you cannot resist to the charm of the “Cavallino Rampante” this is the event for you.

In Malgrate, for one night, the romantic lakeside and his amazing panorama looking at Lecco will not be the only attraction, but they will have to share its attraction with the event “The Red Night”.

More than 40 Ferrari will occupy the lakeside to paint the night of RED, an unique and unforgettable show for the most beauty of the beauties.

It has to be said “thank you” to the Team Ferrari Club Caprino Bergamasco which, like last year, provides the cars to allow attendant to see them very closed.

Attendants will have the chance to try a real pit-stop with a true F1 car, with 2 race simulations.

Organizers, to exhibit the respect for “The Reds of Maranello” and introduce the spirit of the event, invite everyone to wear red clothes so that the evening will be more impressive.

The “Pro Loco” of Malgrate, together with the Ferrari Club of Caprino Bergamasco, wait for you on Saturday 22nd at 6 pm on the Lakeside of Malgrate and will stay with you up to the 1 pm of Sunday 23rd.

If you love social network you can find the page dedicated to the event at the page “La Notte Rossa 2nd edition Lungolago Malgrate top of the world”: https://www.facebook.com/events/244712186024098/

Como, Festival of the light

Place: Como

  • Starting date: April 28th
  • Ending date: May 14th

In the wonderful Como town, for the consecutive 4th year, there is the “Festival of the light”, event organized by the “Alessandro Volta Foundation” and promoted and sustained by the “Town of the Light Association”.

The choice is not random: Como has a long scientific tradition and also is the Birth Town of Alessandro Volta, Inventor of the battery and of an high number of technological invention regarding artificial light.

This year the Light Themes is seen with reference to one of the basic aspect: the COLOR.

The theme is examined in its numerous aspects, entering in aspect that could be unusual: fashion, physics, chemistry, psychology, physiology and art history. The events in calendar are thought to stimulate and involve the attendants.

14th are the events organized: public events with philosophers, scientist and art historians like Philippe Daverio and the Nobel Erwin Neher, other the didactical moments with childs young guys.

Furthermore, there will be a “Chromo concert”, an interactive show, fashion, design, architecture and photography. Depending on the event there are 9 locations involved: Palazzo del Broletto, Emeroteca, Istituto Setificio, Teatro Sociale di Como e Sala Bianca del Sociale, Collegio Gallio Aula Magna, Piazza Grimoldi, Palazzo Saibene – La Gallietta, Villa Olmo e Giardino della Valle.

The Festival is free open to the public, but registration is required and can be made on the following website: www.festivaldellaluce.it selecting the chosen event. Registration is required in order to assure that the number of attendant is not superior to the maximum number the location can host.

In 2015 – International Year for the Lights – promoted by the European Society of Physic for the United Nation, the festival organized in Como obtained the patronage of the UNESCO, of the European Society of Physic and of the Italian Society of Physic, other than the contribution of the Como Chamber of Commerce.

The previous edition of the Festival had 40 speakers, scientist and artists attendant, other than 10.000 visitors, 340.000 social contacts (the hash tag of this year is #LUCE17), 15 events in 12 different locations.

From 2018 on, due to the success of 2015, it will be held by the United Nation the International Day of Light (IDL) that will be celebrated every year on May 16.

Also autumn events have been organized for the 16, 28 and 30 of September and 20 of October.

7th may 2017, in Ballabio there is the Taleggio Exhibition

Location: Ballabio

  • Start: 7 may
  • End: 7 may

Once again, this year in Ballabio there is the Taleggio Exhibition, one of the most awaited and sweet fears, in its 11th edition. On may 7th doors will open for one of the most loved events by gourmands.

It is not possible to love this tasty cheese, sweet and fragrant, wonderful if spread on bread when more soft, or in pieces during an aperitif or between a meal and the other.

Perfect in a big number of recipes because it is easy to be melt and mix with other ingredients, but is wonderful even tasted alone.

During the Exhibition, on Sunday the 7th of May, together with the Taleggio it will be possible to taste further kind of cheeses and products from Valsassina, to taste with wines, oil, honey and fruits, everything in the Centre of Ballabio.

This is a wonderful opportunity to discover products and tastes of the tradition proposed by the different stands.

The ticket box open at 10 am and closes at 4 pm, but stands will be open till 6 pm to allow tastes. The “Taleggio Pass” cost 10 € per person; person less than 10 years old will have free access.

For further information please check at the website of the Ballabio Pro Loco at: Prolocoballabio.it http://prolocoballabio.it/

“Panoramic Wheel” H30 in Lecco

Place: Lecco

Starting date: April 29

Ending date: July 16

A nice news within a few days in Lecco, on the Lakefront “Isonzo”, near the memorial, starts the “Panoramic Wheel” H30. Aprile 29th is the official date of the opening of one of the most interesting attraction allowing to enjoy the wonderful panorama of the town and of the lake.

The Panoramic Wheel, appreciated all over Italy, is 30 meters high, with 18 rotating cabins with place for 6 persons. 108 person the same time with 6000 led lights on during the nights that will offer a exciting and beautiful show.

This attraction will be in Lecco just in May and June.

Inauguration is on April 29 at 2 pm. During the 1st hour the access is free; after the 1st hour prices are:

Free for babies under 3 years old;

4€ for guys between 3 and 12 years old;

5 € for the others.

Every Wednesday afternoon, from 2 pm to 6 pm, guys under 10 years have free access. The same will be on June 27, during the Lake of Lecco Celebration, but in this case from 9.30 am to 12.30 am. In this cases guys will have to be accompanied by a payer adult.

Further discounts are provided for tourist lodged in Lecco.

The Municipality asks people taking pictures to share them on the Facebook page of the Mayor Virginio Brivio using the hastag #LeccoPanoramica. The pictures receiving the higher number of “Likes” will be rewarded by the Municipality Administration.

Celebration of Santa Apollonia in Abbadia Lariana

The celebration of Santa Apollonia in Abbadia Lariana is quite here, a religious event that gets a lot of people from the whole lake and from the Brianza to this nice village.

During the years the event has become bigger and rich of new unmissable moments. The origin of this celebration is back in the 18th Century and celebrate the defender of the teeth. It is also famous for the related exhibition all around the walking on the lake.

The religious events starts on February 9th with the Saint Mass of the 8.30 pm. Further celebrations are held on the following Sunday morning at 8.30 am and at 10.30 am, with the Solemn Mass.

Also gastronomy is important in these days and at the Oratory Pier Giorgio Frassati (other than in the bars and restaurants) it will be possible to taste the traditional dishes by theme. Booking is necessary to help the organization:

  • On Friday 10, from 7 pm, the dishes provided are bavette with “squartone” (a local kind of fish) and “lavarello fillet” grilled with vegetables;
  • On Saturday 11, from 7 pm, tripe and braised meat;
  • On Sunday 12, from 12 am to 7 pm again tripe and braised meat. There is the opportunity of taking the food away.

Again, in the oratory there will be the classical “Charity lucky dip”.

On  February 12, in the “Chiesa Rotta” Park, there will be the stands of the association where it will be possible to taste local products like olive oil and cheese; animation includes the concert of the band from Mandello Lario at 11.30 am and from Lierna at 2.30 pm.

On the lake walking, the exhibition with its happiness and stands will be accessible also by habitants of Oliveto Lario and Mandello, thanks to the free of charge boat transport service; for who is interested it will be the opportunity for a trip on the lake  The service is allowed by the “Navigation Boat” offered by the municipalities and the contribution of ACEL Service and the Authority of the Como and Minor Lakes.

Santa Apollonia between Spirituality and Culture

Two unmissable cultural opportunities relates to the visits at the “Silk Factory Museum Monti” and the “Rosario Bruno Mele Museum”.

The first one is open on Sunday from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm. Access is free and it will be possible to attend the guided visit that will allow to admire the circular press and other utilities for the silk activity.

The second one, whose enter price is 1 €, is accessible on Sunday 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. Also it is possible to visit the international artist’ – Rosario Bruno Mele – house, in which he was use to live and work, as well as admiring its sculptures, draws, engravings and paints.