“The month of June spreads out over time, like a field of Poppies”
June: summer is arriving to our lake, the perfume of flowers is more and more pronounced, and the sun starts to warm up to that perfect temperature that invites you to go for a swim. Get that well deserved tan but also keep an eye on some of the interesting events for a 360° experience on the Como Lake.
A Como from 16 to 25 June, at Villa Olmo, Villa del Grumello, Villa Bernasconi (Cernobbio), Villa Sucota and at the Brunate’s Public Library, you can find the 2016 edition of Parolario called “Free everybody!”, dedicated to the scent of freedom that gives the game of words and ideas. A very full and interesting calendar dedicated to books, fiction, art, shows and movies.
HEAL 2016 in Villa Erba di Cernobbio.
From June 2nd to 4th at the Congress Center of Villa Erba di Cernobbio, a conference for the experts in the audio sector and hearing aid retailers.
Opera Arias and Songs at the Villa Carlotta
On June 2nd at the Villa Carlotta you may attend a wonderful repertoire of your favorite Italian Opera Arias and. In particular, a concert with vocalist soprano Bertella and Ennio Cominetti on piano. Tickets Euro 12,00, presale tickets at the box office of Villa Carlotta.
Street Food Festival in Colico
If you love street food, don’t miss out on the Street Food Festival in Colico (LC) from June 2nd to June 5th. This huge gastronomic and crafts fair will be waiting for you with more than 40 stands from all over Europe, including of course several stands with local, and regional products.
Lake Como Wine Festival
Colico (LC) will also host the Lake Como wine Festival, held on June 11th, from 6.00pm to midnight. This event is dedicated to foods and wine, and you get to taste wines from the lake area, along with delicious local foods.
“La Pizzica” in Menaggio
On June 18th in Menaggio you’ll get to live the typical atmosphere found in southern Italy, as this event has a Salento theme. There will be market stands with typical products, food, and more throughout the day, in the wonderful setting around the Como Lake. During the evening a dance exhibition of the typical southern dance “Pizzica”, in Garibaldi Square from 9.00pm and on.
“Festa del Pesce” (Fish Festival) in Menaggio
Don’t miss out on June 25th as it is the Fish Fest in Nobiallo di Menaggio. From 7.00pm and on you’ll get to try the delicious culinary specialities and have fun to the rhythm of the music.
San Giovanni Comacina Island Fair
June 25th is the date to remember, the event of the summer on the Como Lake: the San Giovanni Fair on the Comacina Island. This fantastic event brings thousands of visitors each year. Held to remember the devastation of the island, on June 24th 1169, when the holy Roman emperor Barbarossa, set all of the island with its inhabitants on fire. Legend tells that 300 years later, in 1435 San Giovanni Battista, in the clothing of a pilgrim paid a visit at a local house on the island. He told the owner of the house to start digging under a specific walnut tree, and there the ancient remains of a basilica was found, and in this spot the new church was built. The night before the event the lake area is decorated with amazing creative lights, in the ancient days small candles were inserted into escargot shells and left floating, burning on the lake, and the name “lumaghitt” comes from this, as escartgots are very common in this area (especially with corn polenta). Candles are put up in local houses, on balconies, boats and streets. The event peaks with a spectacular fireworks show on the lake, created especially to remember the fire in 1169. On Sunday a traditional procession with Lucie, typical boats, finely ornamented to honor the saint, with fishermen in traditional clothing, bringing the relics of the martyrs of the Pieve Island. Once the religious part is over, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you down by the water of the lake. Discover more about the Comancina Island clicking on this link.
I hope to have given you some helpful pointers on what to do in the Lake area during the month of June. Experience the emotions in our hotel Posta in Moltrasio, we will greet you with a smile, like always!