Ferragosto in Cernobbio

Mid-August is approaching and Cernobbio is preparing to welcome visitors who will decide to spend the most eagerly awaited day of the summer here.

Two villas will open their doors: Villa Bernasconi and Villa Erba.
It will be possible to visit the Museum of Villa Bernasconi, open from Friday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with compulsory booking on the website www.villabernasconi.eu (entrance € 5,00, different free admission).

Included in the card the exhibition “Narrated Flowers. Illustrators of Art Nouveau in dialogue with Villa Bernasconi”, curated by Fondazione “Arte Nova”. In the Villa’s garden there will be a workshop for children, accompanied by their parents, curated by Rosanna Pressato, painter and teacher, and Gioele Chiumento, musician and guitarist.
An opportunity for children to express their creativity starting from the theme of freedom and linking to the suggestion of the flight of butterflies, reminiscent of the decorations of the villa. For info and reservations: ros.pressato@gmail.com, +39 338 7480237.

At the park of Villa Erba, instead, a guided tour is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. by
of the Association of Guides of Lake Como “Mondo Turistico”. Reservation required at number 348 5114649 (Fiorella); € 10,00 per person, € 8,00 for those who also visit Villa Bernasconi and for those who are under 14. Meeting at Villa Bernasconi. A unique opportunity to discover a centuries-old park in an exclusive way; the space is temporarily closed to events and the visit is open to a limited number of people. It will be possible to admire the garden and discover every corner of it in complete tranquillity, as well as being enchanted by the stories of the life of the Erba family in the past.
The visits will continue throughout the month of August, on Saturdays at 11:00 and on Sundays at 15:30.

Also open the park of the ex Galoppatoio di Villa Erba with free access from 8:30 to 19:00.
A green space where you can relax, have fun or train.

For the Solemnity of the Assumption, Festa of the Pastoral Community Beata Vergine del Bisbino; scheduled two Masses at 10:30 and 12:00 and Vespers at 15:30 at the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Bisbino. It will be an opportunity to live a moment of recollection in a privileged context, with an intimate and serene atmosphere, from which you can enjoy an incomparable view of Lake Como. To know the times of all the Holy Masses you can consult the site www.bisbino.it or the Page Facebook “Oratori BVB”.

There are many opportunities to taste the typical cuisine of the Lake: many local restaurants offer ad hoc menus to give a tasty touch to the day. You’ll be spoilt for choice between trattorias, inns, starred dishes and gourmets.

On Monday 17th August, to conclude the long weekend of August, a concert is scheduled for “La Grande Musica a Cernobbio”, organized by the Foundation “La Società dei Concerti” in the dining room of the Museum of Villa Bernasconi, with Antonio Chen Guang, pianist (h. 21:00, € 10,00 single seat, reservation required on www.soconcerti.it; the Villa can be visited on this occasion until 21:00).


Cernobbio Tales

For an even more interesting visit experience the “Cernobbio Tales” app is available which allows you to discover the city through the stories of its inhabitants. Four more videos have been recently implemented, with the participation of the local artist Erika Trojer, Costantino Fasana, president of the Cooperative Society “La Vittoria” and historical memory, Gio’ Aramini, sculptor, and Silvia Molli of “Specitalità Lariane”. Even more content to discover every corner of the village, traditions and local customs kept in the hearts of those who live their city with love.

For further information about Cernobbio, the Info Point “smart”, from Friday to Monday, from 10:00 to 17:00 (infopoint@comune.cernobbio.co.it / 347 881 8532); Facebook and Instagram pages “Cernobbio Città”.

The complete programme of events is available on social channels and at www.comune.cernobbio.co.it.

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