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Bergamo
Brescia
Como
Cremona
Lecco
Lodi
Mantua
Monza
Pavia
Sondrio
Varese

Lakeshores,
gothic churches,
neoclassical villas:
como and varese
vie for the beauty crown.

The flavors of the land of lakes
accompany the journey
among ancient beauties
and contemporary charm.

Eulogized by Alessandro Manzoni and loved by tourists from Italy and abroad, Lake Como boasts incredibly beautiful scenic and cultural wonders. A few kilometers away, Lake Varese, much beloved by Giacomo Leopardi, is even more impressive due to its small size, yet abundance of beauty.

 

Varese welcomes visitors like a large, tastefully designed garden. With its wonderful gardens, Palazzo Estense is comparable to the great European palaces. The city has blurred boundaries: Via Sacra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, begins here, eventually leading to the Santuario sul Sacro Monte, which is dotted with 16th-century chapels.

 

In the beautiful halls of Masnago Castle, you can relive scenes from everyday life in the 17th century and discover how people entertained themselves in the depictions of the frescoes. The city is not only distinguished...

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SAPORE Chef

“It’s all about bringing local flavours and products to the table.”
Paolo Lopriore
CHEF
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SAPORE / Lake Como and Varese THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

Lake Como and Varese / Como specialities

Sweet Lake Como air, pure mountain water and the intense aroma of wild herbs…

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Lake Como and Varese / Risotto with perch

The original recipe for this called for the rice to be boiled before being topped with fillets of perch…

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Lake Como and Varese / The Olcio ring

A walking exploration to enjoy a different perspective: a gradual dive into the Lec…

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