• 2nd Nov Wed 10:00 Coffee Morning at the Yacht Club Como
  • 8th Tue 10:30 Italian Class (Advanced) at Yacht Club Como
  • 9th Wed 10:00 French Conversation at Lidia’s place in Como
  • 10th Thu 10:30 Italian Class (Beginners) at Yacht Club, Como
  • Thu 17:30 Wine Painting and Aperitivo in Como
  • 14th Mon 18:30 Hair Show in the Yacht Club, Como
  • 15th Tue 11:00 Visit to Renato Gattuso Exhibition & Masnago Castle, Varese
  • 16th Wed 10:00 Round Table at Marie-Louise’s place in Maslianico
  • 17th Thu 15:00 Italian Etichette with Paola Lovisetti, in Como
  • 18th Fri 10:00 Visit to Mantero Outlet, near Como
  • 20th Sun 10:30 Foliage and Truffle Hunting in Anzano Del Parco
  • 22nd Tue 10:30 Italian Class (Advanced) at Yacht Club, Como
  • 24th Thu 10:00 Visit to Alfa Romeo Museum, Arese(Mi)
  • 24th Thu 18:00 Club’s Monthly Aperitivo in Como
  • 25th Fri 10:00 Pilates Lesson Method on the Reformer , Como
  • 30th Wed 17:00 The Diamond Unveiled: Afternoon Tea & Talks on Diamonds,Como


4th 16:00 Oldies Are Goldies-Coffee Afternoon at Anagramma Bar Cernobbio 

5th 10:00 Coffee Morning at the Yacht Club Como

8th 11:00 Visit to Pumpkin Field in Galbiate (LC)

13th 10:30 Day Trip – Villa Monastero, Varenna, Orrido di Bellano

19th 10:30 Guided “Private” Tour to Casartelli Science Museum in Como 

21st 10:00 Visit to the Atelier Pierangelo Masciadri in Bellagio

22nd 10:30ItalianClass(Advanced)at Yacht Club in Como

25th 12:30 International Pasta Day- Lunch in Cernobbio

27th 10:30 Italian Class (Beginners) at Yacht Club in Como

28th 10:30 Foliage and Hiking: Greenway of Lake Como from Colonno to Lenno

Other activities: (Please see the details in the next pages.)
SWISS WALK by Kim Meroni –Every Tuesday Morning at 9.30 in Switzerland



50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT Teatro Sociale - Sala Bianca

The party will be sponsored partially by the Club. The places are limited, so please reserve your place as soon as possible.


December 3rd 2022 at 7.00 PM at Teatro Sociale Como, Sala Bianca

Dress Code – ELEGANT 

To reserve your place, contact: or +39 349 398 48 06 (President Paola Scamihorn)

SAVE THE DATE! Coffee Morning at Yacht Club, September 14th, 10:00 a.m.


Como International Club Coffee MorningDearest member,

we will meet for the first time in September after the summer break.

You are invited to join our traditional coffee morning at the Yacht Club, where after the holidays, we will gather again relaxed, full of new impressions and great ideas for the upcoming fall.

If you are not a member yet, please get in touch with us for details and join the event:

Date: September, 14th 2022

Venue: Yacht Club Como – Via Pücher, 8, Como

Time: at 10:00

Summer Party at Società Canottieri Lario

Another Club’s Year is gone and, as usual, we still want to have a nice evening together before leaving for our holidays, this time at the Società Canottieri Lario. We shall have dinner on the beautiful terrace overlooking Lake Como, music and dancing will accompany us before saluting one another for our summer break.

Husbands and friends are welcome!

Restaurant of Società Canottieri Lario (first floor/lift)

Via Pücher, 6 – Como

Date: June 12th at 19:45h until 23:30h

Price: € 40 p.p.

RSVP: latest on 9th June

Letter from the President: June 2022

Dear Members,

Elena Markova Como International ClubAnother CIC’s season is about to conclude. For the board, it is a very special time – time to say goodbye to our duties that we carried with dedication and commitment for a long three years! Our board definitely set a precedent in the club’s history. Due to the covid, lockdowns and restrictions, we carried the club for an extended period without elections. Finally, this month we can organize a vote, we already have extraordinary candidates for the new board, and it makes us delighted! We will pass the governance into capable hands! If someone wants to join the board, please do not hesitate to let us know before June 7th. You still have time to join!

As it’s my last letter in the role of the President, I would like to share with you a summary of our contribution to the club during our cadence:

●  The club’s membership increased by 30%;

●  We organized 120 events;

●  We managed 25 virtual events;

●  We updated the club’s visual identity and logo;

●  We created & developed the Instagram page for the club;

●  We shared about 500 posts on social media;

●  We organized 2 Charity campaigns.

But the most precious result of our work is the outcome of new friendships, meetings and networking! It is what we stove for and value mainly!

Few important events are left out in this season: on June 8th, we will have a Coffee Morning (hopefully without rain this time ). At the same meeting, we will hold the election of the new board (do not miss it!).

On June 12th we will have our traditional Summer Party to have a final hug before the summer break with an exchange of wishes for the best summer holidays ahead of us.

Thank you for supporting our initiatives and ideas and being a part of our CIC’s community!

See you soon!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

CIC President

Quote of the month:

“I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there.” — Jack McBrayer

June 2022 Events

8th Coffee morning at the Yacht Club

8th Ordinary and Extraordinary Assembly Meeting at the Yacht Club

9th  Painting Exhibition “L’ATELIER” of Amateur painters in Studio Diaz

12th Summer Party at Società Canottieri Lario

15th Round Table – English lesson at Rosanna’s in Como centro

21st Picnic-barbecue / visit to the “Mulino del Ghitello” in Balerna / CH

Please check event details in the CIC’s Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

June Coffee Morning at Yacht Club, June 8th, 10:00 a.m.

Dearest member,

Como International Club Coffee Morning You are invited to our next coffee morning at the Yacht Club, the last one of this season before the club’s summer break. Let’s meet there so we can chat, have a nice coffee together and share our experiences and plans for this summer.

Date: June, 8th 2022

Venue: Yacht Club Como – Via Pücher, 8, Como

Time: at 10:00

May 2022 Events

4th Coffee morning at the Yacht Club Como

6th Greenway hiking with certified environmental guide of Parco Spina Verde

11th Mother’s day lunch at Golf Club Villa D’Este

12th Coffee painting: Technics and drawing of Toscana scapes

13th Wine shopping with wine expert and journalist Eleonora Scholes

14th Visit and wine tasting in Corteaura Franciacorta

18th Guided visit to “Astratte” art exhibition in Villa Olmo

19th Newcomer’s coffee in Bar Anagramma, Cernobbio

20th Workshop with designer: coloristics in table setting

24th Golf lesson at Golf Club Villa D’Este

25th Round Table at Lilian’s

26th Guided tour to Castello Baradello

26th Burraco Afternoon at the Yacht Club Com

Please check event details in the CIC’s Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: May 2022

Dear Members,

May is my favorite month in Lake Como. The blooming gardens magically recast the area. Finally, it’s time to be outside and enjoy nature! That is what we will do in May, starting from our coffee morning that we can have on the open-air terrace of the Yacht club! Elena Markova Como International Club

This month our event team prepared several awesome outdoor activities: hiking along the scenic Greenway, a visit to Franciacorta vineyards, a tour in Baradello and open-air golf lessons! Gastronomy events and art rendezvous are also on the agenda.

For the celebration of Mother’s Day, we invite you to the elegant ambience of the Golf Club Villa d’Este. The beautiful blooming azaleas and rhododendron of the villa will give us the best outside May background.

This month, there is one more important event that I can’t wait for: Newcomers Welcome Coffee! We didn’t do this event for two years, and finally, we can come back to the tradition of welcoming newcomers by the CIC’s Board. This event is for you if you are new and joined us recently or during the pandemic. See you in Anagramma Bar!

And last but not least, I would like to thank all members that supported my initiative and donated to the Ukrainian charity Tabletocki. Your help is very much appreciated!

Kind regards, Elena Markova CIC President

Quote of the month:

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale

April 2022 Events

2nd  Wine tasting with wine expert and journalist Eleonora Scholes

6th Coffee morning at the Yacht Club Como

7th Visit to the Transparent Lantern Museum in Mendrisio / CH

9th Experimental visit to the Alchemist’s Historic Home in Asso

14th “The Historical Procession of Holy Thursday” in Mendrisio / CH

15th Cooking class with Italian chef: Pasquetta in un Picnic

21st Burraco Afternoon at the Yacht Club Como

22nd Visit to the La Costa Vineyard on Lake Como and WineTasting

23rd Agrinatura – Lariofiere Erba, Exhibition and Event Complex

23rd Guided tour in Cernobbio: From Industry to Tourism

28th Round Table at Lilian’s

29th Greenway hiking with certified environmental guide of Parco Spina Verde

30th “Ballo delle Rose” – Romantic evening in Villa Parravicini Revel

Please check event details in the CIC’s Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: April 2022

Dear Members,

The war in Ukraine physically and psychologically is destroying the lives of 7.5 million children. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) agency, more than 4 million Ukrainians had fled across the country’s borders since the February 24 invasion. In addition, there are millions of displaced families. But not everyone can quickly relocate to a safer place. Children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and heavy treatment in hospitals are in double horror and stress these days.

In this letter, I would like to ask you to support the Tabletocki foundation and help the kids whose situation is the worst.

Ukraine Child

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the priority of Tabletochki (the largest charity in Ukraine helping children with cancer since 2011) has been to organize and coordinate the evacuation of sick children. The foundation is taking children from Kyiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Chernygiv, Dnipro and Lviv to Poland, where they can continue treatment away from bombings.

Tabletochki is fighting for the lives of children in the brutal new reality, remaining a basis of hope and help for children who require treatment now and those who would need to be diagnosed and treated soon.

Your donation will contribute to saving a life Donate here:

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

CIC President

March 2022 Events


2nd Welcome back to the Club – Coffee morning at Yacht Club Como

8th Italian Class at Yacht Club in Como

8th International Women’s Day Lunch – Let’s celebrate together!

10th Bowling afternoon in Villa Guardia

17th Round Table at Catherine’s

18th Change Your Life: Meeting with Farah Liz Pallaro

22nd ItalianClassatYachtClubinComo

24th Guided tour to the birthplace of A. Volta and walk around Como of his time

27th Guided tour to the 19th century Villa Silva in Torno

30th Visit and guided tour to Villa Fogazzaro-Roi near Lugano

31st Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club in Como

Please check event details in the CIC’s March Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: March 2022

Dear Members,

I’m writing this letter for our March Bulletin, and I feel entirely incapable of mentioning anything about events, entertainment and lunches… while bombs are dropping all over Ukraine.

Kyiv Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Olga Subach / Unspalsh

It is impossible to describe in words the feelings that Ukrainian people worldwide experience now. It’s surreal and unbelievable to process when you see killed people, destroyed towns, photos of your childhood buildings shattered by missiles… Yet, in one-day lives millions of Ukrainian people changed forever…

Many of you asked me these days how we can help? One of the central values of the Como International Club is promoting international friendship. Therefore, I invite all of you to support and show your solidarity to the people in Ukraine.

What can we do? A lot of things! Here is a link with the organizations helping Ukraine in different ways:
We can also bring food and medicines to Mix Markt Shops in Como (via Adda, 22070 Montano Lucino CO).

Ukrainian people need our support now! 💙💛

Kind regards,

Elena Markova CIC President

Quote of the month:

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” ― Howard Zinn

February 2022 Events


2nd Disney Exhibition “The Art of Telling Timeless Stories” in Milan

2nd Celebration of the chinese new year “Year of the Tiger” in Milan’s Chinatown 2nd Visit to Kathay ethnic food store in Milan

5th Guided tour to Tempio Voltiano in Como

8th Italian Class at Yacht Club in Como

9th Round Table at Marie Louise’s

10th Afternoon tea at Vintage Jewelry Lopez Museum in Como

13th Concert Performance “The Hall in Music” in Lugano

18th Cooking class brunch vegano with professional italian chef in Como 22nd 10:30ItalianClassatYachtClubinComo

23rd Painting exhibition “Realismo Magico” in Milan

24th Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club in Como

26th Carnival evening at the Yacht Club in Como

Please check event details in the CIC’s February Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: February 2022

Dear members,

Elena Markova Como International ClubHere is the second edition of CIC’s bulletin – February’s issue. We started the club’s activities gradually in January. Thank you for attending the events – your participation and feedback are crucial for the board and the events team. We are pleased that Pizza cooking class was a blast! We will be glad to offer it again.

In Italy, traditionally, February is a Carnival month. Carnivals of various customs occur around the country at this time of the year. At Como International Club, we used to attend some of them. We are happy to reconfirm the Carnival event also for this year. On the 26th of February, come to Carnival evening at the Yacht Club in Como and glorify antique Italian tradition!

This month our enthusiastic team prepared thirteen events! So different fantastic art and gastronomic activities are waiting for you. But not only. Why not celebrate the Chinese New Year “Year of the Tiger” in Milan’s Chinatown? Or play a Burraco at Yacht Club in Como?

Check our event calendar, select the appointments of your interest and bring your friends with you! Como International Club promotes international friendships through social events and networking; we will be happy to make new connections and meet new and old friends!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

CIC President

Quote of the month:

“February always seems to give more joy than other months. Maybe because it’s the month of love.” – Unknown

Letter from the President: January 2022

Elena Markova Como International ClubDear members,

This time of the year we traditionally look back and reflect on the events of the past 12 months, though this year has had its challenges, it has also brought with it many pleasures!

We are more grateful than ever for a community that has shown incredible resilience. We know that the future is bringing better things and we look forward with optimism always!

The new year is fast approaching, and we’re excited to see you in 2022. Today’s bulletin will be the last of 2021, take a look at our January 2022 events and save the date!

On behalf of the Board of Como International Club, I would like to wish you a wonderfully warm and festive holiday season!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in the New Year!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

CIC President

Quote of the month:

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. – Oprah Winfrey

January 2022 Events


13th Art Exhibition “Impressionists” in Gallarate

17th UNESCO Heritage – “International Day of the Italian Pizza” 19th

17th Round Table at Renate’s

25th Pizza Cooking Class at Pomodorino Restaurant

27th Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

Please check event details in the January Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: December 2021

Dear members,

Elena Markova Como International ClubChristmas and New Year are almost here. It seems like 2021 just began, and yet here we are, the final month of the year. There are still quite a few reasons for catching up before we start to enjoy the holidays with the family. I’m excited to announce that our event team prepared thirteen amazing events for this December!

Whether you’re looking for getting into the Christmas mood, bake some Christmas cookies, learn how to decorate the house, have an aperitif, visit the Grand Ball or have a delightful lunch with the Como International Club members — we’ve got it all for you in December!

Thank you, dear members, for being a part of the Como International Club. Whether you’re a long-term CIC member or someone who has newly joined us, we welcome and appreciate you here as part of our community in Como. You give us the gift of fellowship, and we hope that, in return, the activities we provide help keep you socialized, informed, and entertained.

On behalf of the Board, I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us. Have a great holiday and celebrate this season of togetherness, family, friends, and fun! Enjoy these holidays, whatever you celebrate. And our greatest wish for 2022 is to restart our engaging coffee mornings. We’ll be back soon!

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2022!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova


Quote of the month:

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan

December 2021 Events


1st  Stamps, coins and antique curiosities

3rd  Christmas Garland Master Class in a historic palace

4th  Christmas is in the air in Lugano

4th  Art exhibition “Personnages / Characters at Braglia Foundation, Lugano

7th  Christmas cookies decorating class

9th  Afternoon tea at vintage jewellery Lopez Museum

11th  Great Christmas gala ball in Theatre of Como

12th  Streets and names of Como City guided tour

14th  Italian class at Yacht Club

15th  Christmas lunch at Yacht Club

16th  Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

17th  Aperitif and made in Como perfume presentation at Paola Lovisetti

18th  Great Christmas concert at Yacht Club

Please check event details in the November Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.