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Festival of San Giovanni 2017

The Festival of San Giovanni with its spectacular fireworks, music show and solemn procession to the Comacina Island by boat is the most famous and unmissable event of Lake Como.

In this area of the lake, the shores form a sort of an inlet, right in the centre of which lays the Comacina Island, the only island of the lake. The village of Ossuccio spreads right in front of it, from along the shores up on the slopes of the surrounding mountains. This is how the Comacina Island becomes the stage where the fireworks display will take place, the waters surrounding it will be the parterre and the slopes of the mountains will become the bleachers from where to admire the show. Hundreds of boats and many steamers will position themselves in the forefront, in the bay right between the island and the village, illuminating the stage of this natural theatre.

Read also: Three reasons why you shouldn’t miss the San Giovanni Festival


SATURDAY, 24th JUNE 2017

19:00 – Ossuccio, City Park
Gourmet meal and dancing night

19:00 – Sala Comacina, Walter Mai Park
Dinner with typical local dishes

22:30 – Ossuccio – Comacina Island
Spectacular fireworks and music show with symbolic fire of the island and illumination of the “Zoca de l’oli” opposite the island

Extraordinary night cruises departing from Como and the Center Lake Area (Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio) to Comacina Island. [Click here for more details].

SUNDAY, 25th JUNE 2017

9:30 – Ossuccio
From the Parish Church of Isola, Historical Parade followed by the Solemn Procession to the Comacina Island by boat with folk groups and walk-ons in period costumes, accompanied by the Vittorio Veneto marching band
Boarding of the steamer departing from Campo’s Pier, with walk-ons in period costumes

11:00 – Isola Comacina
Holy Mass among the ruins of the ancient Basilica of Saint Eufemia

12:00 – Sala Comacina, Walter Mai Park
Lunch with typical local dishes

19:00 – Ossuccio, City Park
Gourmet meal and dancing night

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