Discover it all in the new pocket guide Exploring the Tremezzina District. From Argegno to Menaggio, easy to take on your way, of course, but also to read like a novel, during a boat trip.
Exploring the Tremezzina District. From Argegno to Menaggio, 2017, New Press Edizioni, 12,00 Euro, 126 pag.
You can find the travel guide in the bookshops of Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello.
“Tremezzina pearl of Lake Como”. This slogan dates back to the early twentieth century, when Tremezzo was already an internationally recognized resort and its coastline offered an unparalleled overview of villas and hotels.
A century has passed, and today one looks at the same territory with much more discerning eye, appreciating an amazing human mosaic made of different features: Middle ages archeological sites along the ancient Via Regina and on the Comacina Island; beautiful examples of spontaneous architecture in coastal villages; superb natural environment between the lake and the mountains; traditional human activities like fishing, cultivation, animal husbandry.
Francesco Soletti, professor at the University of Milan Bicocca where he holds the course “Tourism, Territory and Local Development”, ia a communication professional and one of the main authors for the Touring Club Italiano. He has published several books dedicated mainly to wine and food.
In 2008 he was among the founders of “La Cruna del Lago”, an environmentalist association based in Como. He collaborates with Villa Carlotta, where he has organized personal photo exhibitions on landscape and typical food: “Olive plants of Lake Como: long life to the patriarchs” (2012), “The citrus fruits of the great lakes of Lombardy” (2013), “Antique vineyards around Lake Como” (2014) and “Olive plants of Lake Como” (2017).
He has also wrote about architectural and environmental heritage in two notebooks: “Velarca, a boat-house on Lake Como” (2013) and “The Tower of Spurano and the olive groves of the Zoca de l’Oil” (2014).
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