AUTUMN COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS AT THE LUXURY HOTEL VISTA PALAZZO LAGO DI COMO – FRIDAY 29 TH

Alongside the barista of the Infinity Bar, here in Como, we will learn how to make three autumn cocktails while having a great time and enjoying the magnificent view of the Como Lake!

The price includes a welcome prosecco, three finger-foods, and a cocktail of your choice, and of course, the masterclass. Also, you will have the recipes of cocktails which you can prepare at home to please and warm your dearest and nearest this autumn.

 

  • Venue: Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 24, 22100 Como CO,
    Duration 1.5 hours
  • Cost:  € 50 (includes master class, prosecco, 1 cocktail, 3 finger foods) Participants Min: 10
  • Meeting Point At Venue
  • RSVP  By 22nd November and contact Alena a.alena1986@gmail.com

FESTIVE CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATIONS WORKSHOP – THURSDAY 28 TH

This workshop offers the exchange of ideas and learning how to make hand-made decorations to adorn your home. These adornments will be made using candles, balls and pine wood. Materials are available at a cost that will be shared with participants, but, of course, you can also bring your own.

  • Venue:  Marie-Louise’s Via Verdi 10, Maslianico
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Cost: Based on materials used
  • RSVP Deadline By 25th November by contacting Marie-Louise Schütt: marie_louise_schuett@hotmail.com

ART VERNISSAGE AND APERITIVO – THURSDAY 21TH

Our member Debra Dolinski will be holding an open house of her artwork in Como alongside a clearance sale of works from her former exhibitions. She would like to invite everyone interested in art to come to see her works at 5.30pm

. Aperitivo will be offered to all guests.

Time – 5.30pm Cost-free
Meeting Point – Via Rovelli, 37, Como
Contact – Debra, debradolinski@gmail.com

PANORAMIC HIKING TOUR BRUNATE-TORNO AND LUNCH – THURSDAY 14 TH

Surrounded by the beautiful colours of the last autumn foliage, we will follow the panoramic trail from Brunate to Torno. Before arriving at Torno, there will be a stop for a traditional lunch at Montepiatto, a small settlement of houses scattered in the mountains above Torno. To return from Torno to Como, we will take a traghetto. The total walking time is 2 hours

Dress code – Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are recommended.

  • Venue Hiking trail Brunate-Torno
  • Duration 4-5 hours
  • Cost Approx. 22 euro (3 euro – funicular, 15 euro – lunch, 3.80 euro – traghetto to Como)
  • Meeting Point The funicular in Como at 10:15am
    RSVP Deadline By 10th to Alena, a.alena1986@gmail.com

MINIARTEXTIL VISIT WITH LUGANO IWC LADIES- THURSDAY 7th NOV

As done several times in the past, this year we have the pleasure of welcoming the ladies of the Lugano IWC. The full program starts with the entrance to the “Collegio Gallio Library” with its 40.000 volumes, an extraordinary visit to treasures of the 15th century, oldest books in Greek, Latin and Italian, including also an edition of Virgilio, unique in the world. After this visit, we head for the ex-church San Francesco having this year’s “Miniartextil Exhibition” guided in English.

  • Cost € 3 “Gallio”, € 8 Miniartextil
  • Meeting Point Entrance/court of Collegio Gallio at 9.50 a.m
  • RSVP Deadline By 4th November to  Marie-Louise Schütt on  marie_louise_schuett@hotmail.com

AGRITURISMO AND COUNTRYSIDE VISIT ON LAKE PUSIANO- OCT 10th

Fresh and genuine products are appreciated by all of us, so let’s see where some of them come from. We shall proceed to the area of Lake Pusiano, visit a fish breeding site, have a coffee break on Lake Pusiano, and then head for the “Agriturismo St. Anna” in Eupilio where we shall assist to their cheese production and visit the stables and sheds.

Our lunch with some of their fresh products costs 15 Euros, all included.

  • Where: Agriturismo Sant.Anna, Eupilio
  • Duration: Approx. 6 hours
  • Cost: Lunch € 15
  • Participants:  – Max. 15
  • Meeting Point:  Lipomo – Las Vegas/Cocco Moda (or to be agreed), Via Provinciale per Lecco

RSVP By 7th Oct Contact Marie-Louise Schütt: 031 513311 or marie_louise_schuett@hotmail.com

Please note: in case of rainy weather the trip will be postponed to the following Thursday (17th Oct, the week after)

ORTICOLARIO 2019- Flower Show Lake Como

Now for the 11th year, this great exhibition brings us closer to nature with this year’s theme “Tra viaggi, bacche e piccolo frutti”. It will take place from October 4th to 6th 

As with every other year, there will be the most extended flower and plant show in Lake Como town held In the huge park of Villa Erba.

There will be special guided visits by botanical experts on Saturday by 2 p.m and also on Sunday by 12 a.m. The conditions and all details regarding tickets and internal events are found on www.orticolario.it

Once you own a ticket, there will be a free boat service from Como (Pontile 5) directly to Villa Erba, as parking might be rather difficult in Cernobbio.  Those who would like to go with a company, please contact Marie-Louise Schütt to organize or to ask for further information  – marie_louise_schuett@hotmail.com

Cost

Full day: € 18  or From 4 p.m: € 12

Letter from the President

LETTER FROM THE 2019 PRESIDENT

September and not January is the start of a new year for Como International Club, and I’m very honoured to be the president of the club this year. I will do my best to enrich the club’s activities, amplify the community, and make it an even more valuable experience for all of us. Autumn is an ideal season for new beginnings, and with this, we have new board members who already have begun to implement new ideas and develop new events. They will be presented at our first Coffee Morning.

One of the new introductions for the new season is -Social Friday- which will take place monthly in the centre of Como city. This evening event is open to everyone; it’s an excellent opportunity to meet new people and also expand the community.

A good community is about mutual relations, so, if you would like to contribute and share your gained knowledge or skills, please let us know.

We are looking for master-classes, lessons, round tables, language talks, sports activities organized by members. If you can do any of it – contact us, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Your opinion counts! If you have any ideas, questions, or suggestions – drop me a line.

Have a lovely autumn and see you soon!

Sincerely yours,
Elena Markova

COFFEE MORNING

Our next coffee morning will be held on Wednesday, 6th November at the Yacht Club Como.

Join us and meet some great like-minded international ladies!

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your network in the area and enjoy a host of great activities organised by our board. Membership cost is €55/year.

Non-members and newcomers are also welcome to come for just €5, including a free drink and snacks prepared by our members. If you decide to become a CIC member, this amount will be deducted from the yearly membership fee (55 Euros).

We look forward to seeing you all.

** Reminder ** Being a current member of the Como International Club includes being an active participant in events – all members should be contributing something for the coffee morning buffet at least once per year.

VISIT TO RATTI – Wednesday, November 14th, 11:00

Ratti is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printed, plain, yarn-dyed and jacquard fabrics for international luxury and pret-à-porter brands. The company was founded in 1945 in Como area and its heritage is strongly linked to silk manufacturing, but over time the company has further developed its skills and expanded into the manufacturing of different natural and technical fabrics and composite materials. Ratti carries out the entire production cycle. During the visit to the factory, we will get acquainted with the production of the fabric and explore the story of prominent Ratti Company.

Where: Via Madonna, 30 – 22070 Guanzate (CO) 1.5 hours

Duration:  1.5 hours

Cost: Free

Meeting: Via Madonna, 30 – 22070 Guanzate (CO) at 10:45

Please RSVP by 7th November by emailing Elena at lakecomoclubeventi@gmail.com