Villa Melzi, located on the eastern shore of Lake Como, was built between 1808 and 1810, in a sober and elegant neoclassical style, designed by the architect Giocondo Albertolli at the request of the Duke of Lodi Francesco Melzi d'Eril, then vice-president of the First Italian Republic and later Grand Chancellor of the Kingdom of Italy, as well as...

It was an amphora, not a pot, but archaeologists found a literal jackpot in a dig in northern Italy last week. No word on if there was a rainbow. Hundreds of gold coins dating from Rome's late Imperial era, the 4th or 5th century, were found Friday at a dig in Como, Italy, according to the Italian Ministry of Culture. The ministry shared photos of...

Living the high life — Italian-style — is just 6,600 kilometres and $53,000 away. That’s the low-end cost of a week’s stay at Villa Besana on the shores of Lake Como, an upscale resort area in northern Italy. Few luxuries are left unoffered at the picturesque retreat in the foothills of the Alps, where a Michelin-starred chef, a cellar of fine wine...

Somewhere into the sixties Como was a bustling city as bedeviled by traffic as any North American town of its size. Funny thing is, is that it retained much of its charm and charismatic air. Way before this, it was a mere lump of ice, melting and changing form. The final results attracted an array of famous poets- so inspired by its natural beauty....

Since 2004, Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has offered its students summer work-abroad opportunities at luxury resorts in a region of Italy The New York Times described as "a playground for the wealthy." Located in northern Italy, on the border of Switzerland, Lake Como is situated in the foothills of the Alps. S...

Reviewing a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda collection is a curious exercise; while fashion shows are typically directed towards editors and buyers, at these weekend-long extravaganzas we play second fiddle to their phenomenally wealthy client base, and the occasions themselves bear more similarity to Disneyland than they do traditional runway settings....

Among the must-see destinations in Northern Italy are Milan, Venice and Lake Como. Here is a sampling of recent developments that may interest clients planning to visit the Lombardy and Veneto regions. The new Vista Palazzo Lago di Como has opened just in time to welcome summer guests. The fourth hotel from the Italian family-owned-and-operated Lar...

“Trump tra incentivi fiscali e dazi: il mercato USA è ancora un’opportunità?”. È stato questo l’eloquente titolo della Tavola Rotonda svoltasi giovedì 24 Maggio a Como, presso la sede di Espansione TV e del Corriere di Como (sezione comasca del Corriere della Sera). Una domanda a bruciapelo, diretta e impegnativa come non mai. La risposta, dopo che...

"Finally we saw the lovely beach of Tremezzina, whose charming valleys enjoy the same climate as Rome. Those who live in Milan and suffer the cold, in fact, come here to spend the winter; there are more and more buildings on the green hills which are reflected in the lake. They can’t be called “Palaces”, but it is not enough to define them as just...

The magnificent scenery of Lake Como (also known as Lake Lario) has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from French novelist Flaubert to musicians of the caliber of Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, and Vincenzo Bellini; it was here that he composed his opera Norma. The Lake was also the birthplace of illustrious personages such as Ita...