the Island: a charming experience
Setting foot on Comacina Island, the unique island of Lake of Como,
is always a stirring experience in all seasons, even in the mists of
autumn or under the rain. The scenery is bewitching at every time of
the year. In the midst of an ancient setting on the shores of Spurano,
among the picturesque fishermen's houses, the small Romanesque style
church of S. Giacomo stands out and, a few steps away, next to the bell
tower, you will find Santa Maria Maddalena. The place is rich in history,
art, tradition and memories whose architectures and remains defy the
passing of time.
There is so much to discover among the secluded corners and the open
views; an aura of mistery lingers on the history of the Island, its
inhabitants, the churches and the buildings which were once there in
great numbers and, destroyed by the soldiers of Como army, are now buried
between woods and clearings.
Once landed, you will receive a warm welcome by the "Oste"
( an old fashioned word for "owner of a pub", this is the
way Benvenuto Puricelli, the current owner, likes to call himself).
After a tour of the Island, which will take no more than one hour, stop
over at the bar "La Botte" for a cool drink before getting
back to the Locanda where you will enjoy the pleasure of sharing a rich
meal while being waited on in a faultless way by the careful staff.