Events & Festivals

If you are planning your trip in June, you may experience the oldest historic festival on the Lake, the Sagra de San Giovanni, which is held on the last weekend of June.

It is a weekend long festival of folk, art and old world charms. The main attraction comes after sundown when hundreds of floating lamps are cast onto the lake, and this is accompanied by a series of fireworks. This festival of lights illuminates the lake and makes for a spectacular sight that continues into the early hours of the morning. The locals continue the celebration with an early morning parade of decorated boats, followed by a full day of folk dancing, traditional music and plenty of tasty food.

September is when the traditional rowing race on Lake Como takes place. Palio Remiero del Lario attracts teams from around Lombardy, who come to take part in the grueling competitions.

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