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Things to do during lockdown in Como

With the arrival of spring and sunny days, it becomes even more difficult to stay at home on lockdown in Como. To amuse this challenging period, museums, theatres, bookstores and different associations of Como and Italy offer a wide range of activities for an enjoyable time.

To travel

Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo is opening its windows to guide on socials and website through its blossoming park and museum to show the beauty of Art and Nature in which she lives.

Prowalk Tours welcomes to travel around the world with high quality 4K walking tours filmed with immersive binaural audio. You can experience the world from the comfort of your own home or plan your next trip abroad.

To learn

The social project Parada Par Tucc in Como invites to participate in a free photography course that starts on the 16 of April. During 6 lessons students will learn the technique, composition and processing of photos. Classes are held via Zoom platform.

To taste

Wine bar Capitan Drake in Como invites to online tastings with free delivery of wine to all the participants. Next meetings will be held on April 17 and 24 at 18:30 via Zoom platform. The password to join is 413-002-8233.

For English and French speaking wine lovers, the online educational platform MOOC Vine&Wine provides free access to the MOOC Vine&Wine course archive. The course consists of four modules: vine biology, oenology and wine economics and it is read by university professors from Bordeaux, Toulouse, Montpellier and Dijon. To access the webinars, you need to register here.

To see

Teatro alla Scala in Milan together with the Rai Cultura offers access to video recordings of 30 performances, including Journey to Reims, Orpheus, Sleeping Beauty and other plays available on the Rai Play website.

To read

The Luminanda Association in Como organizes every Tuesday and Thursday online readings of the Wizard of Oz and workshops at Dorothy Lab.

The online book store Mondadori Store offers free access to its catalogue with thousands of books available in 50 languages.

To support its readers Condé Nast Italia provides free access for three months to its digital magazines Vogue, GQ, Wired, La Cucina Italia, Traveller, and Vanity Fair. In addition, the La Cucina Italia Cooking School is offering a free three-month pass for its online courses. Digital copies are available in App Store and Google Play. The access codes: VF4YOU for Vanity Fair, LCI4YOU for La Cucina Italiana, Wired4YOU for Wired, GQ4YOU for GQ, TRAVELLER4YOU for Traveller.

To listen

Radio Garden gives access to radio stations around the world. Wherever you are, you can choose any continent, country, city and enjoy music in real time.

AndràTuttoBene’s Festival is an online music festival where violinists, pianists, cellists and other musicians play their songs from homes. The concerts start at 18:00 Italian time.

To spend time with family

Cirque du Soleil offers an escape from everyday life through the delight of their shows available on their website.

Succede solo a Bologna invites to exercise your mind. On the site you can download puzzles, coloring, modelling for fun leisure activities for the whole family.


Alena Klimtsova | Author, Translator, Interpreter

Alena Klimtsova lives in Como and travels a lot around northern Italy.

On her Instagram @alenaprocomo Alena shares her amazing findings, breath-taking views, and hideaways in the Como Lake area. If you wish to have advice on your travel or you would like to have customized itinerary around Como and the Valtellina valley please write to Alena to to have more information
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