Time after Time

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One of the few antique clock repair workshops in Italy is in Menaggio….a small shop with amazing clocks and antique watches.

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Not many would think that all of these pieces could be put back together to make up a working watch. But Fabio and Piero Colombo of Menaggio can do it!

The shop which has been carefully looked after by the same family for two generations has their skilled workshop on site and they can pretty much repair any clock that comes their way.

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Family…

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Just want to send a big shout out to Bruno Solano and Jeanette Juett. What a cute couple!

Had it not been for Jeanette’s travels to Lake Como in the 1950’s to meet and fall in love with Bruno Solano the story would have been different.

The English have always loved Lake Como and especially Menaggio with its’ promenade, lake views and mountains. Truly chic and cosmopolitan in so many ways from the romantic hotels to the borgos!

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Arriving…Como Western Shore

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Leaving Como Town, the Western Shore Road  is less than 6km (4 miles) from the center of Como, just a short 8-minute drive; and approximately 50 minutes from both Milano Malpensa airport and the center of Milan and you are on your way to our properties.

Guests may arrive by boat, via hydrofoil or by car, and can visit the many exceptional locations the lake has to offer via water-taxi or via the ferry boat services.

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Summer Lovin’

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In the cold February days we can’t but help think of the warm summer nights, school holidays and time to kick back and relax. Lake Como is the perfect family holiday destination and is especially attractive if the beach is not your favourite place to be but you love sunbathing and the outside lifestyle.

Visit a Lake Como Lido and hang out with locals and tourists, sipping cold drinks, lake and pool swimming and absorbing la dulce vita!

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A Few Romantic Days in Lake Como

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With Valentines Day upon us all our attention turns to expressing how we feel about someone. Italy is always romantic whatever time of year and Lake Como is truly a tourist destination not to be missed. Like many great Italian towns and cities, Lake Como is full of Italian charm without is being too congested and chaotic. The air is clean and none can dispute the beauty of its gentle lake and mountain peaks.

Few places are as romantic as Lake Como.

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Pizzocheri Recipe

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Vittoria Solano and Jacquee Ferre, co–owners of LoveComo are both experienced cooks who don’t spoil the broth! Here’s a recipe you might like to try at home but of course it would be easier to source and buy the ingredients here and cook up a supper-dish while you are staying in one of our magnificent properties on Lake Como.

The recipe I want to share with you is Pizzocheri.

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FROST! yes, it gets cold here too!

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Lake Como is famous for it’s temperate climate, palm trees and the tempature rarely dips below zero degrees, except on the odd night in the winter months. During the day it’s bright blue winter skies with a minimum temperature of around 5°C. As you move away from Lake Como and into the surrounding valleys the temperature dips and frosts appear.

One of the coldest places in the Menaggio Valley is the Nature Reserve of the Lago del Piano http://www.riservalagodipiano.eu/indexb.html.

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Getting to Lake Como

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Lake Como is accessible by many modes – the pilgrims on their way to Rome were testimony to that! The lake is just over 50km from Milan and has some of the worlds most stunning scenery.

Generally most of our guests choose to fly to one of Milan’s three airports and then either hire a car or take public transport from the airport to Lake Como.

Driving times from Milan’s three airports:

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Hiking in Lake Como – Monte Grona

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a Blog….where to start? I have never written before, if only property descriptions but they don’t count, let alone a Blog!!

I have been living in Menaggio on Lake Como for the past 30 years having arrived to live here when I was 18. I have a family and a holiday rental agency with Jacquee (who is based in London and who will be blogging here too!)

LoveComo takes us much of my time,

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