Como Local Customs

  • Love padlocks on the pier
    Love padlocks on the pier
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  • At Piazza del Duomo
    At Piazza del Duomo
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  • Festivals/Holidays/Celebratios
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Como

  • 1. Festivals/Holidays/Celebratios

    I visited Como the last week in February, so it was carnival season. Children have a week holiday from school and they can be seen in different masquerade costumes (especially the younger ones) and...

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  • 2. In training...........

    This little girl was taking her job quite seriously. The entire scene was quite charming and even a local policeman standing beside me wanted to see the photo I...

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  • 3. Where the locals like to jog

    Venture to Parco Olmo - behind the lakeside of Villa Olmo - and you will see a consistent stream of local Como residents running the paths of the the Park -...

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  • 4. Civility and manners are evident in Como

    Even the signs here are worded in such a gracious and mannerly way - we see "Rispetta il Verde" - "Respect the Green" - instead of, perhaps, "Keep Off the...

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  • 5. The dragon that does not spit fire

    Nope - no fire here - this dragon spouts the best tasting water you will every find - even better than the public drinking fountains in bella Roma! He's right...

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  • 6. Polizia

    Italian police is very friendly and helpful to the visitors. You can ask almost anything you want about the place and get useful answer or tip. Besides, they...

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  • 7. Fishing

    Lots of locals practice fishing in Lake of Como water. While the others do it from the lakeshore, behind the huge monument to the victims of the war, this...

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  • 8. War Memorial

    War Memorial, in the shape of a tower, stands on the lakeshore of Como. It houses a granite monolith inscribed with the names of 650 soldiers from Como who died...

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  • 9. Teatro Sociale

    The theatre of Como was built on the site of a destroyed castle Torre Rotonda. Its neoclassic facade, designed by Giuseppe Cusi, is preceeded by a pronaos with...

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  • 10. annual Palio competition

    Back in 1159, Como aided the holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, called Barbarossa (Redbeard) in his defeat of Milan. At that time, Barbarossa had a castle built on...

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  • 11. Como's celebrities

    "Caio Plinio, a naturalist and a scientist who was the author of the famous "Naturalis Historia", Plinio "the young", a politician and a literate, Paolo Giovio,...

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  • 12. masquerade

    Villa Olmo is a favourite spot for taking photos of costumes for masquerade, especially in the carnival season. If you want to enjoy the various costumes, go...

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  • 13. The city library

    All the students usually go to study at the main city library. Here every afternoon after 2 pm, you can find many people and obviously many good books to read...

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