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Lake Como, Italy has all the ingredients to make for the perfect holiday.

Monastero S.Benedetto

This Monastery is located in Ossuccio (Val Perlana) and is approximately 817 metres above sea level and was built in the 11th century. The local people still have very close ties to this church.  It is only in recent years that both church and Monastery have been restored.

It is a 2 hour hike to reach this Monastery so be sure to take plenty of water with you and some snacks.

 
San Martino Church

The church is situated up the steep hillside behind Griante.  In order to reach the church, you can meander through the ancient part of village with its many alleys and mews, left unaltered througho [ ... ]


Santa Maria del Tiglio

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This church situated in the village of Gravedona is built on the site of a 5th century baptistery (dedicated to St. John the Baptist) and still shows sections of the original mosaic flooring.  [ ... ]


San Giorgio Parish Church Varenna

This parish church in Varenna (Piazza San Giorgio) was built in the 1300's. There is a large frescoe of Saint Christopher on the façade. 


Anglican Church, Griante

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The first Anglican church to be built in Italy in the 1800's was built in Cadenabbia/Griante due to the popularity of the place with British people who settled here. Local architect Giuseppe Brentano  [ ... ]


S.Vincenzo, Portezza

This 12th century parish church with it's beautiful bell-tower is located in the village of Portezza.


Abbazia dell-Acquafredda

This Abbey in Lenno was transformed over the centuries and was even used as a fortress that was later taken over by a band of thieves. The present church was rebuilt between the 17th and 18th century [ ... ]


La Chiesa Parrocchiale di S.Abbondio

This Parish Church was rebuilt in the 18th century.  It is well worth a visit to see elegant marble Baroque altars and its original concave façade with frescoes attributed to Giulio Quaglio.  You  [ ... ]


San Lorenzo Church, Tremezzo

This beautiful 17th century church is located right on the lakeside in Tremezzo.  The church had major renovations in the 19th century.


S.Stefano, Lenno

S.Stefano, Lenno - this is the parish church. There are approximately 15 tombstones at this church which are mostly from 6th century A.D. You can also see fresco fragments from 14th century as w [ ... ]


Madonna del Soccorso

This Sanctuary is located 400 metres above the town of Ossuccio and it has always been a popular destination of pilgrims. The main part of the church was built in the 16th century.  To reach this ch [ ... ]


Chiesa di Cappuccini

This church, on the grounds of the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy holds concerts between June and July.


San Giovanni Battista Varenna

This typically Roman style church with more recent paintings from the 15th century is one of the oldest churches in Varenna and is located in the old town centre (Piazza San Giorgio). It is thought  [ ... ]


Duomo, Como

The construction of this cathedral started in the 1300's and was finally completed in the 1700's.  The cathedral has a gothic facade that dates back to the 15th century and has a portal window with s [ ... ]


Abbazia di Piona

This 11th century Abbey is situated in Ramo di Colico at the northern area of the lake and stands at the foot of Mount Legnone.  You can see beautiful frescoes inside the abbey and also the Romane [ ... ]


Il Battistero

This is situated in the village of Lenno near the S.Stefano church, and is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.


S.Maria Maddalena, Ossuccio

This church has always welcomed pilgrims since the 12th century. The altar is made out of chalk dust (scagliola) which is the process used in the Intelvi Valleys and the original belfry is one of the  [ ... ]


The Sanctuary of Sant'Anna, Argegno

This sancturary located in Argegno and was built in the 17th century but has since been renovated.  The interior houses beautiful 17th and 18th century frescoes and stuccowork and is well worth a vis [ ... ]


The Oratory of San Rocco, Pigra

Located in the small village of Pigra, the San Rocco Oratory was built in the 15th century and houses frescoes by S.Pozzi dating back to the 1600's.  You can reach it by taking the funicular from Arg [ ... ]


San Fedele, Como

Piazza San Fedele in Como used to be the city marketplace and it is here that you can visit the beautiful San Fedele church built around the 12th century on the same site where the Sant'Eufemia church [ ... ]


S.Giacomo, Ossuccio

This Roma-nesque church is situated along the shore at Spurano, Ossuccio.  It was built between the 10th and 12th centuries. The sail bell tower on the outside wasn't built until after the 14th centu [ ... ]


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