Category Archives: Como Lake

Passo del Ghisallo

At 754 meters above sea level there’s a top loved by all cyclists who, in order to achieve this, must overcome a long series of switchbacks with continuous sprints uphill and  a path gradient of 9%, with peaks of 14% on the one hand, and 10% from the other side called Passo del Ghisallo.

Once on top you will find a sanctuary, that is the Santuario della Madonna del Ghisallo, a panoramic terrace, the cycling Museum, a restaurant and a convenient pay and display car park.

The two wheel lovers can’t miss the small shrine dedicated to the patron saint of the cyclists; here many professionals and big names in cycling have left small memories, memorabilia, autographed t-shirts and even bicycles that have been exhibited on the walls for years. Among the many there are also those of Bartali and Coppi, in addition to the hour record one of Moser  (1984).

Ghisallo

Through the years donations have become so many that at one point it has been necessary to find a different solution to the sanctuary, and so the Cycling Museum was build. It opened in 2006 and it occupies an area on 3 floors and can be visited at an additional charge.

On the terrace you can admire the monument dedicated to Coppi, Bartali and Fiorenzo Magni but not only that; from the balustrade you can enjoy a spectacular scenery: the tops of the mountains in Valtellina, the Grigna and one part of Lake Como.

Passo del Ghisallo dintorni Lago di Como

The bar, located just a few steps away, has got seating inside and a beer garden. There you can stop for a quick refreshment, enjoy an excellent ice cream, a drink, or a beer. If peckish you can taste the dishes of the House or its inviting snacks.

Finally, if you would like to take a walk into the woods you may reach Piano Rancio and get to Monte San Primo where lawns, paths and shelters allow you to relax or do some hiking.

Villa Monastero, one of the most beautiful villas of the Como Lake

At the beginning of the enchanting village of Varenna there is Villa Monastero, a beautiful building that holds artistic and architectural treasures, as well as an amazing gardens, and which is reflected in the calm waters of the lake

The History of Villa Monastero

Built on the ruins of a Cistercian monastery (based on the legend the nuns were transferred here because they were used to a “too joyous behaviour”), it was restored several times until it became a place of holidays between 1500 and 1600, with the acquisition by the family Mornico; among the whole building the little church was kept public to allow observants to use it.

Lelio Mornico, son of Paolo, who bought the property, made some changes and the villa was so called Leliana

Then it passed to other owners that brought several changes until finally Walter Erich Jacob Kees made those changes, both to the villa and the garden, who has given the property the aspect that it has now: He built up the 3 arches loggia, a dock in the northern area, the small temple, fountains, the kafee-haus, and he furnished the internal area.

Villa Monastero

He owned the property for a short period of time because the government confiscated it.

At the end the building passed in the hands of Marco de Marchi, who donated it, and everything was inside it, in public hands after his death.

Open to visitors during the 1940 it was then changed into a congress centre and in the 1954 one of the rooms was entitled to Enrico Fermi; in the 1977 it became part of the properties of the National Council of research and is now managed by the Lecco Province.

Visit to the Villa

Just passed the ticket office you have access to the beautiful park; walking on the boulevard you can admire the breath-taking view: the beautiful lake and the towns washed by its waters; in short you can admire there exotic plants, flowers, fountains and discover views before being in front of the entrance of the villa

Let’s go inside Villa Monastero

Crossing the threshold, the atrium floor gets your attention as it still is the original seventeenth-century floor wanted by Mornico; carefully observing the tiles you can admire its three-dimensional effect before staring at the imposing staircase made with the black marble of Varenna, the red and yellow one of Verona, the white one of Carrara and some peach blossoms. Here are proudly displayed the painted majolica panels depicting portraits of philosophers, musicians, artists and German scientists, as well as some large stuccos and two bronze lamps.

Villa Monastero

Among the rooms you can visit the south-east one (or room Kennedy), reserved for Carlotta Kees and characterized by some vintage furniture (chests of drawers, a clock, the candlesticks, the prie-dieu, the chair, the table and some paintings), the parlour placed on the side, the striking black room with its beautiful Varenna’s black marble fireplace and its Flemish tapestry, the red room with its neo-rococo furniture, the white marble fireplace and the eighteenth century tapestry, the Mornico  parlour, the master bedroom, the music room with two beautiful baby grand pianos, the living room with oriental furnishings and references to the Japanese style, as well as conference rooms and board ones.

What is astonishing is the bathroom, also called “bath of King Farouk “. Made in Pompeian style, with references to the Japanese style, it has a blue and pale blue tiled tub with steps, which are located next to marble obelisks. Embellished with panels depicting mermaids, merfolk and other elements that recall the marine life, it is preceded by a room with a toilet, a bidet, a coffee table, a wardrobe and an armchair.

Villa Monastero Re Faruk

Villa Monastero’s Garden

The visit to the gardens continues with ups and downs among palms, dragon trees, citrus trees, oleanders, rare and exotic plants; during the visit you can admire statues, fountains, artfully placed vases and temples; to rest, in addition to the comfortable benches scattered along the way, there is a small café that offers customers some seating overlooking the lake.

Villa Monastero Giardino

Visit the Villa: already from the start of the tour, just behind the ticket office, there are beautiful flowerbeds that offer amazing shows in springer time; Looking at right instead the view is fashinating watching the clear waters extending to Bellagio and more.

Vista da Villa Monastero

At a first stage we meet the little temple built by Kees, sculptures and fountains, then finally there is also the loggia.

The walking through the garden always gives surprise for the panorama and the botanic species alongside the boardwalk both on the left and right end side; the wonderful tour through plants flowers and fruits ends with visit to the Kaffe-Haus, view point on the amazing and unique panorama.

Accessibility

Within the area of Villa Monastero, people with moving problems is able to move safely and without any problem to the Museum Home; po get to the House there is the option of an electric shuttle while inside all the existing architectural barriers have been removed where possible to be substituted by elevators and ramps.

Villa Monastero gradini

The gardens are just partially accessible anyway because the second half of them are full of stairs and steps that make the access really difficult. Hide Keyboard

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

Bathing 2018 Como Lake

With the summer finally we get sun, warm and willing to go swimming at the seaside or at the lake. If you think to go freshening yourself in the waters of the Como Lake we want you to know that all the beaches are clean and safe for swimming except for some of them.

In particular:

In Abbadia Lariana the two beaches swimming are in front of the Camping and the Lido Lariano

In Bellano it is just swimming the Lido di Puncia

In Colico the beaches swimming are Inganna – LC 53, Lido di Colico, Laghetto Piona

In Dervio it is just swimming the Europa Camping Beach

In Lecco the beaches swimming are Località Pradello, Canottieri e Rivabella

In Lierna it is just swimming the Balneabile Riva Bianca

In Mandello del Lariothe beaches swimming are Olcio – LC 18, Camping Mandello, Lido di Mandello, Camping Nautilus

In Oliveto Lario the beaches swimming are Vassena, Spiaggia di Onno, Frazione Limonta

In Perledo it is just swimming the Riva Gittana

In Pescate the La Puna Beach is not swimming

In Bellano the Spiaggia d’Oro is not swimming

In Dorio Rivetta and Riva del Cantone are not swimming

In Lecco, area Malpensata, it is forbidden to swim

Now we can just say: enjoy your swimming in the Como Lake waters.

Life Electric, a tribute to Alessandro Volta on the Como Lake

Walking through the Lakeside of Como it is possible to see, within the first lagoon of the Como Lake, at the end of the breakwater, “Life Electric”, the monument in memory of Alessandro Volta who was born in the city.

The monument was designed by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind who offered it to the municipality, and with his word he explain its meaning “Life Electric is inspired by the electrical tension that occurs between the two poles of a battery, Volta’s great gift to humanity. The very shape of this work has arisen from my in-depth research on the representation of architectural energy. The piece combines the natural elements of light, wind and water. An installation, a physical and ideal gateway open to the twenty-first century

14,25 mts high from the base, it mixes scientific and natural elements, and is inspired to the 2 poles of a battery. It is eco-friendly and, not as a case, the choice for its lighting is led based.

Life Electric, a monument in the centre of the lake

Inaugurated on October 2nd, 2015, can be reached through the walk entering the lake facing what nature offer is in that moment: flashing of the sun on the water, fresh spray of water off the lake, wind, etc.

The entrance is safe and allows the access to a lot of people at the same time; there are railings along the walk where it is possible to stay and see the City of Como, the panorama all around and the boats moving in the lake from a different perspective. Youngest people will be attracted from swans and ducks swimming all around.

LIfe Electric Como

Just below the installation you must enjoy the landscape, take some pictures or relax along the edge; the location suggests to stay enjoying this corner of the city floating on the waters of the lake, an island in the waves, a new and unusual way to experience Como.

In the evening, walking the footbridge is even more fascinating, the show of a lighted Como is romantic and unforgettable; if you go to Como then, visiting Life Electric gives you a new view of this beautiful city.
If you decide to visit it in a windy or cold day, be careful about your wearing because the air here is colder than on the land.

 

Botanic Treasure Hunting (Villa del Grumello)

Place: Como

Starting date: April 2nd

Ending date: April 2nd

If you look for an idea for the Easter Monday, the Villa Grumello could be your destination.

It is not one of the most famous but at the same time it is a real charming location. The 2nd of April its gardens are open and for child it is possible to be part of a Botanic Treasure Hunting organized by the Association “Grandi Giardini Italiani”.

For child from 5 to 11 years old, Italian speaking but also English, French, Spanish and German speaking, the meeting is held at the Greenhous of the building. They will be very closed to the nature and will know flowers and plants through the games organised for the event.

The Conte Celesia, naturalist and owner of the villa since the end of the 9th century, will be the virtual guide of the young explorer, driving them through the fantastic adventures among the high number of botanic species. As the Conte was used to do they will admire the wonderful viewpoint facing the lake and the mountains.

Before the end of the day they will also realize something that will be held by the Grumello Villa as sign of their tour and that possibly will come back and see in their future.

To participate to this event it is necessary to book the attendance writing to the following mail address info@villadelgrumello.it; the cost is 5 €.

And what will parents do in the meantime?

The gardens are very nice and offers visitors romantic places… so why not enjoy their day whilst child are walking around with Conte Celesia?

New opening Villas 2018 of the Como Lake

With springtime coming the wonderful villas of the Como Lake, that have been closed during wintertime – or at least have opened just some days – are ready to open their doors to public.

It is now the time to prepare to open our eyes and admire the beauty of the furniture, the perfumed gardens with their coloured flowers and rare trees, amazing views and romantic corners.

Let yourself be inspired by the culture and history, lose yourself in romantic corners of the gardens, admire the blooms, rare and exotic plants and discover the jewels of Como Lake.

New opening Villas 2018 of the Como Lake

In early March Villa Monastero introduces again its daily opening, so if you want to visit it you can do it every day from 10 am to 5 pm. In the next months the opening will be longer:

April from 10 am to 6 pm;

May, June, July and August from 9.30 am to 7 pm;

September from 9.30 to 6 pm;

October and 1 November from 10 am to 6 pm.

The Museum House, except for August, is not open every day:

In March it will be possible to visit it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as on non working days, from 10 am to 5 pm;

In april on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as on non working days, from 10 am to 6 pm;

In May on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and non working days from 9.30 to 7 pm;

In June and July, from Tuesday to Sunday and non working days from 9.30 pm to 7 pm;

In august, every day from 9.30 to 7 pm;

In September, from Tuesday to Sunday and non working days from 9.30 to 6 pm;

Finally from October to the 1st November, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and non working days from 10 am to 6 pm.

For further information please visit the official website (http://www.villamonastero.eu) for possible changes of the opening time, time of the ticket office and further information.

 

Giardini di Villa Monastero

About the other villas, here following information about Villa Carlotta, which re open its doors on March 23 and is accessible from 9 am to 7.30 pm.

Here you can see the romantic “Amore e Psiche” by Canova or the “Last kiss of Romeo and Juliet” by Hayez.

Also in this case the opening time will be longer in the next months:

From 1st October to 28 October is from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm; from 29 october to 4 november, from 10 am to 7 pm.

During the Immacolata period (7-8-9 of December) it is open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Also in this case, please visit the official website (www.villacarlotta.it) for changes and ticket office opening time.

On March 17th it is time of Villa del Balbianello that can be visited every day from 10 am to 6 pm except on Mondays and Wednesdays non working. Its official website is www.visitfai.it/villadelbalbianello for every checks.

The Gardens of Villa Melzi, finally will be opened since March 24 to October 31, from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (official website: www.giardinidivillamelzi.it).

These wonderful houses will be opened soon, as well as the others that are opened and accessible to public during the whole year.

What to do and see in Argegno

Travelling along the Statale Regina, looking at the wonderful panorama offered by the lake, here is Argegno, nice village hiding very real pearls. In the centre of the town there is a comfortable parking where leaving the car and move to discover the beauties of the place.

But what can be seen in Argegno?

In a few steps it is possible to reach the centre where, around a fountain, there are restaurants, cafes and also a winery; meeting the place there is instead the historical area made of nice alleys, strict houses one placed on the other, porticos and suggestive glimpses.

The centre of Argegno

In the centre there is the Medieval Area, the oldest one, while in the upper area there is the most recent and modern town. In the lower area it is a jump in the past, walking down through Vicolo Mulini where, in the past, there was a small river, known as Roggia Molinara, that allowed to drive the waters of the Telo River to give energy to 4 mills to grind wheat and chestnuts.

Argegno

The mills, still existing, today are private houses.

In Argegno there are a lot of things to see; going towards the riverside there is the area of the factories and then it is possible to walk down to the Romanic Bridge still well preserved. From the bridge it is possible, over the road passing through the village, to enjoy the wonderful lake view where the blue waters contrast to the colours of the mountains around.

Argegno Ponte

Going forward in discovering the village it is possible to reach the mouth of the River Telo and to the small pier with 2 docks, were boats seem to be anxious to leave through the lake again. In the same area there is the beach club and the Church of the Santissima Trinità. From the space in front of the pier the panorama is really amazing; waters are all around the Isola Comacina and a piece of Sala Comacina can be seen.

Argegno

Turning back the other way around, to the centre of the village, the view is not the classic panorama of the village with houses one lying on the others, but due to the grade, they seems to climb on each other and looks like the typical panorama of the Liguria coasts.

Between the churches and the lakeside

Among the houses it appears the bell tower of the Santa Margherita Church, a little bit on the side and very scenic, closed to the cemetery around 200 metres at the south of the village. Inside the church there are 3 naves (the last one of which built back in the 800th) and polygonal apse. At the right end side there are the bell tower and the sacristy, not outside but inside the building.

Just outside one of these there is the Sculpture of Santa Margherita, further than paintings illustrating Santa Margherita, the Croix and Saint Thomas.

It is difficult to stop watching at the panorama appearing to whom look at this place, however also the Church of the Saint Trinity must be visited. In Neo Romanic style it was built in 1600 and sanctify in 1929 by Bishop Adolfo Pagani. On the front there are the mosaics of the 4 evangelists, of Saint Anna (Protector of Argegno), Saint Abbondio (protector of Como) and the rose window.

Argegno Chiesa SS Trinità

Inside the church, looking upside, it is possible to notice the roof which looks like a shed. Looking to the entrance instead the wonderful rose window with amazing colours is on top of the original pipe organ, already existing in the previous ancient church, sustained  by 2 marble holy water font.

A lot of sculpture can be admired within the church:  Virgin Maria, Saint Joseph, Saint Teresina, Saint Antony and the Sacred Heart. On the left hand side there is a restructured painting of the Nativity.

The area is not a quite space, in fact in front of the church there is the lido where in the summers a lot of people have meetings looking for fresh water to swim in. The Lido is perfect for everyone who wants to have an aperitif and taste something on the side of the waters of the Como Lake enjoying the panorama.

The Lido is not just a beach with swimming pool, but also a restaurant, a pub and a pizzeria where in the Friday nights music shows are usually offered.

Lido di Argegno

Walking up the stairway on the left hand side of the church and walking ahead, turning right, there is the cable car that gets people up to the Pigra Viewpoint, actually known as the “Terrace of the lake”.

A climb quiet and panoramic offering amazing views. The high gap from the cable car to the viewpoint is 650 meter and once on top the view will show the high numbers of villages like Laglio, Nesso, Argegno, Lezzeno, Bellagio, Varenna, Punta Balbianello, Comacina Island. But it is not enough because the mountains reflected in the lake can be now admired in a new perspective: the Gordona Rock, The San Primo Mountain, the Grigna, the Grignetta and the Pizzo dei Tre Signori become an amazing context.

Argegno Funivia Pigra

Once on the top, the view is really incredible, but a visit to the village is a must, to its characteristics glimpse, the nice houses with rock face among more modern homes, its fountains and the churches (Santa Margherita and San Rocco). For walking lovers walking from here it is possible to reach the Colonno Alp or the Monte Galbiga.

Argegno, even being a small village, is a real pearl to be visited. Once in your heart you will never be able to forget it.

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.

96th Motor Meeting City of the Moto Guzzi

Place: Mandello Sul Lario

  • Starting Date: 8th of September
  • Ending Date: 10th of September

For motorbike’s lover san event that can be lost arrives starts in Mandello Sul Lario: the “96th Motor Meeting City of the Moto Guzzi”.

Before explaining about del program we want to tell you about two gems that will interest everyone: the Contest Special Café Racer “Le Speciali del Taj” and the Lottery.

The first one is a contest in which private “Guzzisti” that have been able to realize a “unique” moto Guzzi will have the chance to show and be evaluated by a jury of Guzzisti lead by Bruno Scola. 3 of the candidates will win a Special Recognition.

The contest is the 9th of September and signing is allowed up the 11th of the same day. Information can be found on the official website of the Motor Meeting .

The second special event is the lottery is on the 9th of September at 10 pm at the Piazza del Mercato of Mandello. The reward is just one: a Moto Guzzi V7 II Café Racer.

During the event there is also the “Moto Guzzi Open House 2017” 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.

At the Open House 2017 the V9 Bobber Open House special version will be exhibit. For a special test ride with Gianfranco Guareschi you can book directly on the website at motoguzzi.com. Bookings are possible also during the event but are limited.

Here following the program of the Motor Meeting:

Friday – 8th of September 2017

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 : Inscription Contest Special café racer ‘Le speciali del Taj’ – Place del Mercato

3 pm on: ‘Russian Devils – Wall of death’ – Motor Show – Place L. da Vinci (admission with fee)

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

3 pm to 6 pm: Exhibition  ‘The Abstention Agreement: Sixty years from the stop to racing” – Molina – Place Lega Lombarda

3 pm to 6 pm: Exhibition – Ettore Gambioli ‘Guzzi & Sculpture’ Sala Consigliare –L. da Vinci Place

3 pm to 7 pm: Exhibition – City of Engines “The Guzzi’s “cars” of the records” –Italia Place

3 pm to 8 pm: Show – ‘Three-wheeled Moto Guzzi’ – Multifunctional Rooms – Common Beach

3 pm to 8 pm: Stories and tales of who made their own Moto Guzzi an inseparable travel companion’ –  Place Garibaldi

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

3 pm to 10 pm: Exhibition ‘Moto Guzzi e Mandello del Lario – Ing. Umberto Viettone and the  Generosity Award’  – Sala Consigliare – Place L. Da Vinci

6:30 pm : Opening of refreshment areas

9 pm: Music show – Place Mercato

Saturday – 9th of September 2017

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

09 Am: Innovatour Truck Città dei Motori – Vintage Vehicles – Blue Bus State Police – Moto  Guzzi Parcking

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

09 am to 4 pm: Inscription Contest Special café racer ‘Le speciali del Taj’ – Place Mercato

10 pm on: ‘Russian Devils – Wall of death’ – Motorciyclist Show – Place L. da Vinci (admission with fee)

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

10 am to 6 pm: Exhibition  “The Abstention Agreement: Sixty years from the stop to racing”  – Molina – Place Lega Lombarda

10 am to 6 pm: Exhibition – Ettore Gambioli ‘Guzzi & Sculpture’ – Sala Consigliare – Place L. Da Vinci

10 am to 6 pm: Exhibition – City of Engines – The Guzzi’s “cars” of the records – Place Italia

10 am to 6 pm: Show – ‘Three-wheeled Moto Guzzi’ – Multifunctional Rooms – Common Beach

10 am to 6 pm: Visit of Maos date back 1475-1485

10 am to 8 pm:  “Stories and tales of who made their own Moto Guzzi an inseparable travel companion’ –  Place Garibaldi

10 am to 10 pm:  Custom Road – Place Garibaldi

10 am to 6 pm: Exhibition ‘Moto Guzzi e Mandello del Lario – Ing. Umberto Viettone and the  Generosity Award’  – Sala Consigliare – Place L. Da Vinci

10:30 am: Meeting – Innovatour Road Show 2017: Safety of Tourism in the Technology Era – Teatro F. De Andrè – Place Leonardo da Vinci

11:00 Am: Start of historic motorcycles – 8 Cilindri / 8 Cylinders– Molina – Place Lega Lombarda

12:00 Am: Opening of refreshment areas

2 pm – 5 pm:  2°  Motoaquila – Motorcycles exhibition and trial of regularity – Placele Agip – Area Cortesi

From 2 pm: Lake Tour with “the Lucie”, typical boats of Lake Como (on offer)

4 pm: Parade in the centre of town with Guzzi – Gilera – Mondial – Anniversary pact of abstention

5:15 pm: Prizegiving –  Contest Special café racer ‘Le speciali del Taj’ – Place del Mercato

6 pm: City of Engines – Parade Engines and Fashion – Place Italia

6:30 pm: Opening of refreshment areas

7 pm: Music show – Place Garibaldi

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 – 10th of settembre 2017

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

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

10 Am: ‘Russian Devils – Wall of death’ – Motorbike Show – Place L. da Vinci (admission with fee)

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

10 Am to 2 pm: Exhibition  “The Abstention Agreement: Sixty years from the stop to racing” – Molina – Place Lega Lombarda

10 Am to 2 pm: Exhibition – City of Engines –The Guzzi’s “cars” of the records – Place Italia

10 Am to 2 pm: Exhibition – Ettore Gambioli ‘Guzzi & Sculpture’ – Place L.da Vinci

10 Am to 2 pm: Exhibition ‘Moto Guzzi e Mandello del Lario – l’Ing. Umberto Viettone and the  Generosity Award’  – Sala Consigliare – Place L. Da Vinci

10 Am to 2 pm:  Show – ‘Moto Guzzi a tre ruote / three-wheeled Moto Guzzi’ – Sale polifunzionali – Lido Comunale

10 Am to 1 pm:  2°  Motoaquila – Motorcycles exhibition and trial of regularity – Placele Agip – Area Cortesi

10 Am to 12 Am: Visita Torre di Maggiana / Visit of Maggiana’s Tower (Known as Federico Barbarossa’s)

10 Am to 12 Am: Visit of San Giorgio’s church –  Frescos Dated Back 1475-1485

10 Am to 3 pm: La via del Naco: – stories and tales of who made their own Moto Guzzi an inseparable travel companion’ –  Place Garibaldi

12 Am: Opening of refreshment areas

3 pm: Closing cerimony

8-9-10 Settembre 2017 / 9 Am – 7 Pm – “ Anime Guzzi” di  Dubravka Marjanovic – Photo exhibition – Fondazione Ercole Carcano