Lake Como’s Hidden Marvels Open for FAI Autumn Days

The annual FAI event (FAI Autumn Days) is devoted to cultural heritage and landscape preservation returns to Lake Como on the weekend of 15-16 October.

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  • October 13, 2022

This year organizers prepared the opening of 7 hidden places in Como and the province: two in the centre of Como, but hidden from the eyes of passersby; one in Cermenate, on the busy route that connects Como to Milan; one in Lipomo, along the provincial road to Lecco; and three in Argegno, on the road travelled every day by hundreds of tourists and residents. These bustling areas can surprise those who know how to stop and look closely. 

A fantastic weekend – in support of the fundraising campaign of FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano – to experience the beauty surrounding us and discover some of the hidden treasures scattered throughout the territory of Italy. 

FAI open days initiative organized by Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) allows entry into palaces, villas, castles, churches, abbeys, parks, gardens, towers, theatres and libraries in 350 locations across Italy. Many participating sites are generally closed to the public or are difficult to visit.

Caffe Milani Como
CAFFE’ MILANI

During the FAI Autumn Days 2022 in Lake Como, you can visit the following locations: 

ARCHIVIO DELLA PINACOTECA CIVICA DI COMO: CAPOLAVORI DIETRO LE QUINTE

Via Armando Diaz 84, 22100, Como (CO)

MUSEO DELLE SCIENZE “CASARTELLI”

Via Felice Cavallotti 7, 22100, Como (CO)

ESPOSIZIONE CAFFE’ MILANI: DAL CHICCO ALLA TAZZINA

Via Provinciale per Lecco 811, 22030, Lipomo (CO)

VIAGGIO NELLA STORIA DI CERMENATE: TRA VILLE, CORTI E GIARDINI

Via Scalabrini 153, 22072, Cermenate (CO)

VILLA EMMA

Meeting point in Piazza Giovanni Grandi, 22010 Argegno (CO)

ARGEGNO: ALLA SCOPERTA DELL’ANTICA VIA PER SANT’ANNA

Meeting point in Piazza Giovanni Grandi, 22010 Argegno (CO)

CHIESA DI SANT’ANNA: UN PICCOLO GIOIELLO NASCOSTO

Via Schignano 1, località Sant’Anna, 22010 Argegno (CO)

The other FAI properties of the region will also be opened during FAI Autumn days:

VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO – Via Monzino 1, Tremezzina

TORRE DEL SOCCORSO – SS340, Ossuccio

VILLA FOGAZZARO ROI – Via Fogazzaro 14, Valsolda, fraz. Oria

For full details, see the FAI website. Visits are free, but donations are encouraged.


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