churches

Castello di Breno

Castle  Breno is approximately a two and a half hour drive from the town of Como (depending on which route you take and also traffic).  The castle is composed of numerous buildings that were constructed over the the centuries and now integrate into the hill on which the castle
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Castello Di Vezio

You can visit the tower and vaults in Castle Vezio that date back to first World War. This medieval fortress surrounded by olive groves is located up on the mountainside above the town of Varenna and is now a bird of prey breeding, nursing and training centre. There are daily
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Chiesa di Cappuccini, Bellagio

This church is situated in the grounds of the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Lake Como.  Concerts are held here  between June and July.
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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 Romanesque cloisters in the quadrangle.  Liqueurs and herbal medicines (known throughout
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Abbazia dell Acquafredda, Lenno

This Abbey is situated in the upper part of  the town of Lenno.  Acquafredda translated into English means ‘fresh water’ and the Abbey is named as such due to the fresh water source nearby (believed to be miraculous).   The Abbey was transformed over the centuries and
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San Andrea Church, Lenno

This stone church with it’s semi-circular apse was built in the 11th century and is situated in the hamlet of Casanova on the slopes of Mount Ossino, Lenno. It has been renovated many times over the years with the trussed roof being rebuilt as well as the five cross-shaped
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Santa Maria Maddalena Church, 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 most photographed in this area.  It was between the 14th and 15th century that
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San Giacomo Church, Ossuccio

This Romanesque 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 century.  The double arched apse is typical of the local architecture and inside
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Monastero San Benedetto, Ossuccio

This Monastery  was built in the 11th century.  It is situated approximately 817 metres above sea level  inVal Perlana, Ossuccio. 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
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San Biagio Church, Musso

This church is situated in the town of Musso and is from the late Romanesque period;the façade of which has three round portals and two windows and is crowned by small arches.
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Sant’Agata Church, Ossuccio

This small Romanesque church was built in the 12th century is located in Ossuccio on the western branch of Lake Como.  Many historical periods of the building were reconstructed through a restoration project during the 1990’s. Inisde the church you can see traces of
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Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, Ossuccio

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 church, follow the path viale delle Cappelle.  On the way there you will pass by
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