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Lake Como, Italy

by WCC on June 7, 2012

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Lake Como is a fish-rich northern Italian lake. The Romans called the lake Lacus Larius. It is characterized by numerous small villages located on the banks, some of which get a lot of their own character until today. Countless of the luxurious villas (including Villa Carlotta, Villa d’Este (Cernobbio) originate even from the 15th century, when the Lake Como by the silkworm and the consequent silk industry had become rich. Many of these villas later moved into the dominion of the nobility. During the time of Napoleon built the Vice President of the Republic of Italy (1802-1805), Francesco Melzi d’Eril the Villa Melzi. thrive through the Mediterranean climate, many subtropical plants such as palms, citrus fruits, cypresses, olive trees and many more.

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Lake Como, also known locally as Lario’s, 146 sq km, 51 km long and max. 4.2 km wide. He is after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, measured at the water surface, the third largest lake in Italy. With its characteristic form of a conditional shoreline of 170 km, it outperforms the above two lakes at this point. By 2006, it was believed that the maximum depth of Lake Como is 410 m. Newer and more precise studies show that it has been found that at Nesso reached maximum depth is 425 m.

Celebrities like George Clooney, Madonna, Brad Pitt and Donatella Versace have a holiday home on the lake. Lake Como is often used as a film set, for example, has been here for Star Wars: Episode II, Casino Royale and Ocean’s Twelve. Shot The German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) spent on his property in Cadenabbia time. After laying down his office, shortly before his death, he actually wrote much of his memoirs. Built in 1899, Villa La Collina, with its beautiful park is used since 1977 as an international conference center of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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Due to the mild climate, there is a rich vegetation. Lake Como is a tourist destination with numerous resorts, parks and golf courses. On the west side of Lake Como is the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, the 2003 list of World Heritage of UNESCO was taken. The surrounding mountains offer hiking and climbing opportunities.

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