Archive for February, 2010

Another name to add to the Como Celebrity list, is one Jose Mourinho, now manager of Inter Milan (previously Chelsea) who calls himself The Special One! The club’s training complex is just 30 minutes drive from Como town at Appiano Gentile.


It seems the lake is becoming linked to football and footballers, and you’d almost think that ‘a pad on Lake Como’ is becoming the standard part of the contract at the Milan clubs. However, the somewhat disturbing news for the Inter boss is that police have just foiled an attempt to kidnap or rob him at his Como villa.


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With Manchester United’s Champions League trip to Milan looming on the 16th of February, and Chelsea’s the week after on the 24th, it seems a good time to mention the stadium tour and museum at the famous San Siro stadium. The museum is the only one housed inside a stadium in Italy and it’s open every day from 1000 until 1700 (with some variations on match days) The museum is full of AC Milan and Inter Milan memorabilia and you can visit it and also do the Stadium tour, or just check out the museum. The entrance is by Gate 14 and this is the stadium website sansirotour.com

Ah…there he is…..

If you are staying in Nesso  you can drive into Milan, or get the bus or ferry to Como, and hop on the train into Milan. If you take the train from Como Nord, which is right by the bus stop, and a very short walk from the ferry, it will take you to Milano Cardorna, take about an hour but conly cost €3.60 return. A slightly further walk is Como San Giovanni, where you can get the train to Milano Centrale, it takes 34 minutes, but costs €10.50 return. This map of Como town centre shows you the stations etc.

But when you’ve finished in the big city, you can head back to the peace of Lake Como…..

The ferry stop at Nesso

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