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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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/

La Ca di Radio Vecc in Bellano

In Bellano, hidden like a precious rock in a chest, there is the “Ca di Radio Vecc” (House of old radio), a nice small museum managed with love and passion by Mr. Gianpaolo and his wife Rina. Entering the exhibition open the doors of a new old world. The owners drive the visitors illustrating the exposed pieces and their importance.

In over 50 years, Mr. GianPaolo Panatti has patiently found, preserved, reconditioned unique and original pieces that are now exposed in the museum and, with a little bit of luck, can also be seen functioning. Listen to a radio dated back to 1938, with a warm and delicate sound, seems impossible but becomes reality in this place.

Do not expect to pay a ticket to enter! Instead you will be greeted by Mr. Or Mrs. Panatti that will start exposing their passion for these pieces, organized by year, and narrating curiosities and anecdoties.

The place is not wide, ma the pieces inside are priceless, some of them are even rare. Every radio, every object is a jump in the past, ages that will never come back..

The first interesting piece is a Marconi Fono, dated back to 1923, then a BBC, a wonderful radio that have the appearance of a cat face, a radio with an original parchment and loudspeaker to be inserted.

Radios dated back to 1933 have the appearance of a small cupola; just in later times the design start changing becoming more squared off. Some of the models were highly expensive at least for their time. This is the case of an “Audiola” that costed 800 Italian Lira in the early 1900; another one, whose cost was due to new materials like steel, costed 1000 Italian Lira.

Every radio is a sort of masterpiece; some of them were hand worked realized with passion and precision which was their added value.

Some of the Radio exposed where self made, realized by lovers who preferred build their own model. They are not “easy” pieces being made of complexity, ideas and manual skills.

One of the radios shown has a circle form, with external louder, built in a period  where they were used to build incorporated louder. This radio made of two separate pieces, was called “the Martian” because the two pieces do not relate eachother.

Getting closer to recent day, in the museum there are the “Rural Radio”, the ones used during the fascist period, in the farmlands, to allow people to listen to news, or also a “Littoriale”, a rare example of radio that the Dux was used to send to war orphans.

La Ca di Radio Vecc, European ande American radio

La Ca di Radio Vecc

It is impressive the comparison between the radios from Europe and the ones from the USA; the last had, at least at the beginning, radio and speaker split while the Europeans had internal speaker. Also the USA models were finely elaborated, with veining representing the quality of the woods. One of the exposed radios has veining that look like to show a fox face. The wood externals were produced by artisans who were used to produce all handmade.

Among the different kind of radios also the first models of satellite radio which, in the 60s, cost about 500 lire. The exposed model is an Imca, that had to be booked at least one year earlier and for which two instalments were due: one at the booking, 500 Lire, and balance at the delivery, further 500 Lira.

For brand lovers, in the 60s particular radio were produced. Radios illustrated with bottle of Coke, bottle of Cynar, the Gyllette shave cream. Also the one put on the vespa in the movie “Vacanze Romane”.

La Ca di Radio Vecc Bellano

It’s not all: the radio used by German during the war to listen to Radio Londra, the Brionvega series like the one at the Moma, trumpet gramophones, the phonograph of Edison, the disc of the historical hand pipe organ, a sort of TV gramophone old style.

A special section is dedicated to televisions from the most ancient to the most recent, passing through special models like the one cathodic Tv with flat screen  or the one with 4 screen that cost about 10.000.000 Liras, allowing to wath 4 different programs at the same time.

Some pearls: the Fleming diodo, the Volta battery, a radio built in the Mauthausen concentration camp, some tv microphones and the first energy generator back to 1.800.

At this step the visit is to an end; last thing to do is to sign the guest book, while the offer is free.

The time of the visit is about 30 minutes and Miss Rina and Mr. Gian Paolo are kind ad available to explain whatever is requested.

If you pass from Bellano, a few steps from Piazza San Giorgio, you need to stop and visit this marvellous museum, and you will want to come back again.

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/