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Surrounded by picturesque mountains, the ancient fishing village of Domaso has changed over the years becoming one of the most popular tourist centers of Lake Como, which welcomes thousands of tourists every year.

The charming steep cobbled streets and the houses along the arcades on the lake characterize the most ancient part of the village that still preserves fifteen-century frescos on some facades of the houses.

Of unique value is the eighteenth-century “Villa Camilla”, offices of the Town Hall.

There are many restaurants where you can try out the local dishes, above all the lake fish, the well known “missoltin”, fished in spring and autumn, dried in the sun, salted and then pressed in wooden barrels.

The “carpione di pesce”, first fried and then aromatically “marinated”, the “alborelle” and also risotto with fillets of fish.

Free time

There is a great choice of restaurants and pizzerias where you can try out good food; but also cafes where you can have a snack and round off the evening with friends.

There are events for all tastes; during the summertime there are many entertaining evenings.

Make sure not to miss the fireworks display and water theme floats on 14th August in Gravedona

Ville

Lake Como has been appreciated since ancient times for the unusual beauty of its landscape and for its mild climate and it has become a favourite destination for the wealthy aristocrats.

There are countless villas on the coast of the central part of the lake; these wonderful dwellings are surrounded by luxuriant gardens which host tropical plants, bay laurel, olive trees and superb flowers.

These villas are better reached by boat to have a better overall view of the buildings and the gardens.

Among the most famous are Villa del Balbianello (Lenno), Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi (Bellagio), Villa Carlotta (Tremezzo), Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi (Varenna), Palazzo Gallio (Gravedona).