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Isola Comacina, Ossuccio

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  • There is on this small island is not so much to see but you can here though. Less than an hour we were around and we were at that time almost all alone on the island. It was a pleasant walk with some steep sections.
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  • Training small island, isola Comacina was in the middle ages a stronghold independent. The ruins of the ancient Basilica of Santa Eufemia testify to ancient remains recalled annually in San Giovanni Festival.
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  • The Comacina island is one of the main attractions of Lake Como. It can be easily reached from Ossuccio (5 minutes by boat), the entrance is free of charge (6 euros). Strolling along the paths you can admire the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the Basilica of Sant'Eufemia, the Church of Santa Maria with porch and the Church of San Pietro in Castello. The details of the artists in the Rationalist style. Finally there is also a restaurant on the island, I think expensive. Worth visiting this little Pearl.
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  • The beautiful island of Lake Como. Opposite the towns of tremezzo. Small island but rich in historical vicissitudes that make it attractive and intriguing. It can be reached easily by boat but also by swimming. Recommended visit!
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  • Enchanting island in Lake Como. Is owned by the Academy of fine arts of Brera, you pay the ticket to visit but it's worth it. Only downside, is, of course, only with public and private boats are not very cheap.
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  • Get there by swimming makes everything even more beautiful
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  • The Comacina island is located a short distance from the shore between Sala Comacina and Ossuccio; administratively it falls within the municipality of tremezzo. Is the only island in the Lake, has an elongated shape and an area of about 7 hectares. The distance from the shore is minimal at sleeves and maximum in its midpoint, facing Directly. The position plays a key role in his life: separated from the coast by a stretch of water well protected, in fact a natural harbour, the island becomes already in Roman times a military stronghold that allows controlling communications by land and by water along the Lake Como. The strategic importance of the island grows in the high middle ages: from the fall of the Roman Empire, when it becomes Byzantine garrison against the advance of the Lombards, at the age of the municipalities, when even becomes antagonist of Como for hegemony over the lands of the Lake; a real fortified Citadel, with settlement on the internal side and a church top notch. Fateful year for Isola Comacina is 1169, when, at the end of a long struggle, is put to fire and sword by forces backed by Como, Barbarossa's Imperial: the buildings burned to the ground; the inhabitants, forced to flee to the Mainland, in nearby which is now called Island, and Varenna, on the eastern shore of Lake ... Retrieved from "discovering the Tremezzina" (Francis Salazar, Edizioni New Press 2017).
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  • Beautiful island overlooking Lake Como. During the night of Saint John becomes a unique show with Fireworks.
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