Archive for March, 2010

If you are ever in Como with your laptop and looking to get online there are very few places at the moment that do it, but I found two places I can recommend.

The best (for me anyway) is the tiny cafe ‘Seven Stars’ cafe at Via Garibaldi 42. If you’ve just arrived and are walking from the main railway station (Como, San Giovanni) towards the centre of town it’s on the left just across the traffic lights from that sculpture of two huge hands. You’ll see them don’t worry! The place has been run since the beginning of 2010 by a charming guy named Simone. He decided to see if offering free wi-fi would help business. I hope he keeps doing it, as few other places are. The place is tiny, but it’s in a convenient location and has plenty of power sockets. A tucked away and quiet little spot to settle in with a coffee or an aperetivo and catch up on some emails.

The only other place I could find was Bar Touring on Piazza Cavour (which is the main square down by the ferry ticket office). It’s a bit of a larger and more trendy place (in the Italian sense of the word!) and many of the young staff in there speak English. An even more convenient location, but they have few power sockets. Also it seems a bit like a place to ‘see and be seen’, so I felt a bit conspicuous sitting there with my laptop… or maybe I just felt a bit old! Either way I guess it’s nice, if you are in the mood, that you also get the chance to watch the world walking by as you check your emails.

That’s about all I could find in Como town centre. Please drop us a comment if you find somewhere else and we’ll check it out next time we’re in town. 🙂

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There’s a a big art exhibition each year at Villa Olmo in Como, and while we were there a few days ago, I saw the advert for this year!

See Reubens at Villa Olmo!

So, as you can hopefully see from the picture, the exhibition runs from the 27th March to the 25th of July 2010.

The weather was cold but sunny, while we were there and the lake and mountains still looked stunning. Como is a great town to wander round, with many lovely individual shops. I’m aiming to post some photos that I took while we were there.


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