THE NOSETTA GUIDE FOR THE 2021 CARNIVAL
Carnival has arrived, an ancient feast that invites us to indulge in a last banquet before Lent.
If this time we cannot celebrate like in the past with happy parties and joyous crowds, nothing prevents us from having fun and spoiling ourselves a little.
Here are our tips, rigorously Made in Como, for a more light-hearted, lively and non-trivial Shrove Tuesday.
From the Archivio Storico Pubblicitario of Paola Mazza, one of the Biggest Italian gallerists of advertising posters, we always find inspiration. We are struck by the elegance and charm of these figures from another century.
A plate of freshly baked “Chiacchiere” from @pasticcerialavecchiacomo.
The master pastry chef Massimo Turolla sweeten our tables with the taste of traditional local pastry with the best natural ingredients.Quality. We like it.
Fresco Cocktail Shophas been the reference Cocktail bar in Como for over ten years, having brought mixology to the city.
Andrea Attanasio always wants to match the time of the year with a “slow drink” of the highest quality and creativity. He is teasing us with the "coriander", a festive element but also aromatic herb for this cocktail.
Our friend @robertabellesini provokes us on our "customes" with "Speech over the present state of Italian customs" by Giacomo Leopardi, Edition by Giavanni Guarracino of @lanavediteseo @elisabetta.sgarbi
A very current portrait draws a familiar and recognizable profile of our country, which "we have the responsibility to continue to trace not to preserve a past that does not pass away but to take seriously the difficult and eternal task of planning modernity with civilization" .
Considerations that, almost two centuries later, make Giacomo our contemporary.
A Masked Ballby Giuseppe Verdi in Maria Callas version.
An exciting and "cinematic" story full of intrigues, betrayals and impossible loves that ends with a Masked Ball. This recommendation comes from our friend @biancatognocchi, a young soprano from Como, graduated at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and now in the limelight on international theaters such as Oper Frankfurt, Leipzig, Spoleto,..
The Great Gatsby of 1974, directed by Jack Clayton is the third film adaptation of the 1925 novel of the same name by Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
The movie is set in the 1920s but still relevant for its reflection on the power of money and the consequences of life. The interpretation of actors such as Robert Redford and Mia Farrow is fabolous but the latest Hollywood version by Baz Luhrmann, starring Di Caprio and Carey Mulligan is an excellent alternative @thegreatgatsbyny
The Nosetta Neighborhood
DISCOVER THE SECRET DISTRICT OF COMO
Very close to the crowded Como funicular station, there is a small paved road, which gradually becomes a staircase. It is precisely the heart of the neighborhood called Nosetta.
These are few steps enough to take us into a different dimension from the Como one and experience the muffled and fascinating atmosphere, typical of the lakeside villages.
TIMELESS IS NOT A TREND
Designers, press and consumers are noticing a shift in fashion towards "craftsmanship, timelessness and longevity" ...
We don't see them as trends. They are our founding values.
LOVE. Lake Como style.
THE 7 MOST FAMOUS LOVE STORIES ON LAKE COMO
"When you write the story of two happy lovers, choose the shores of Lake Como as your setting [...] The freshness of the waters tempers the heat of the sun; voluptuous nights follow splendid days “.
These were the words of the Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt in describing the atmosphere breathed on the Lake Como.
What Liszt did not know was that before him someone had already weaved the praises of the lake, seducer of the most brilliant and passionate minds of the past centuries and setting of many romantic stories, not only fruit of the imagination …