February 19, 2013

Malpensa by Train

Malpensa Airport, Milan has good train connections to Lake Como with a train station located at Terminal 1. There is a free shuttle bus that runs between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (approx every 15 mins through the day and every 30 mins through the night.) Travel Option 1 –
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Classes, Courses and Lessons

There are many classes, courses and lessons available in and around Lake Como.  If you feel like learning something new whilst on your holiday (or anytime really), you can look at our course section where you will find a variety of  activities to try; silk painting course, print
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Italian Speaking Course, Lecco and Mercate

Apple Languages have Italian language schools located in Lecco and Merate, Lake Como.  You can decide which location you would like to take your Italian language course in.  Lecco is situated on the eastside of Lake Como by the lakeside.  A bustling town with plenty to see and
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Italian Speaking Course, Milan

The International House in Milan offer various Italian language courses for foreigners; for young and old, beginners and advanced.  they also have summer courses for those who wish to spend a two week holiday in Milan whilst learning the Italian language in a fun way.  There is
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Print Making Course, Como

Progetto Ecate Print Workshop was founded in 2005 and is situated in the town of Como.  This is a small  not-for-profit guild that provides educational resources in the graphic arts.  Artists and members of the public can use the equipment in the print studio as well as attending
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Cooking Lesson with Chef Gandola, Bellagio

You can arrange a private cooking lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola who will meet you in your hotel lobby, post office or ferry port in Bellagio at 10.00 a.m. You will t hen travel to his family’s restaurant the “Salice Blu.” Once you arrive at the restaurant you can
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Silk Painting Course

Como is famous for silk, so why not treat yourself to a silk painting course, which would be a great souvenir to have and all done by your own hand.  Anyone can learn to paint on silk whether it be a nice silk scarf or a wall-hanging to take home with you (or to give as a present
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Wine Tasting

Morbegno in the Valtellina region and approximately 30 minutes north of Colico, Lake Como offer open cellar events.  Morbegno will open its cellar doors to wine tastings of nebbiolo from the Valtellina region. Various wine tours can be completed; green and yellow course include
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Painting Classes

Fresia Studios situated in a 17th century lakeside villa in the town of Lenno offer oil painting classes from 6 days to two weeks.class.  The classes run on certain dates starting in May.  Students with any level of painting experience are welcome. Class sizes are limited to a
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Cooking Lesson with Chef Moreno, Varenna

Il Caminetto restaurant in Varenna offers cooking lessons with Chef Moreno who speaks fluent English.  This traditional Italian restaurant has been offering these cooking classes for a number of years. You will learn to make pasta the authentic way as well as other delicious
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Lizard

The Italian wall lizard is the most commonly found type of lizard in Italy and is brown or green with small brown dots on its back. You can find this lizard in Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, rocky shores, sandy shores, rural gardens, pastureland, plantations
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