Letters from the president: 2022/2023

Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn

May 2023

May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” – Fennel HudsonLet’s celebrate this gorgeous month! May acts as the bridge between spring and summer. The Sun is warming, the Birds are chirping, the Flowers are blooming, and the Garden is growing. 

In Italy May begins with a public holiday – May 1, based on an important anniversary: the Festa dei Lavoratori, the International Workers’ Day, an important day created in honor and defense of laborers. This festivity was born with the aim of remembering workers and trading unions who fought to guarantee to the labor force equal rights and benefits. This public holiday inaugurates the beginning of May and the weather is usually quite warm, therefore, it is an opportunity for Italians to take some days off and go somewhere, especially if it falls on a long weekend, like this year that is on Monday. 

The club’s May calendar is rich in many interesting events, we will keep you busy! May is the last complete month before the Club’s summer holidays that will start around middle of June. 

Before starting our summer holiday, on June 10th, I remind you of our traditional Summer Evening Party, to embrace each other one last time before the summer break, with an exchange of wishes for the best summer holidays ahead of us. This year we celebrate it at the Fondazione Minoprio in Vertemate con Minoprio in their beautiful garden, with good food, tasty wine, lovely music and a lot of fun! The theme of the party is flowers, which suits with the season and location, dress code is elegant. The party is sponsored partially by the club, the contribution per person is 35 euro for members and partners, 70 euro for friends who are not part of the Club. May 3rd at the coffee morning it is the last chance to pay the contribution in cash to Elisa Aspesi.  After that you can pay via bank transfer to Elisa Aspesi (IT42L0306909457100000007148). Please indicate your name and reimbursement of dinner’s cost on 10/6 at Fondazione Minoprio. The sooner you book the better.

Our monthly aperitivo is held on May 20th at 6.00 pm at the beautiful and redesigned pool restaurant Kincho, Sharaton Hotel, via Per Cernobbio 41A. You have the rare opportunity to taste cocktails especially created for the CIC. The general&marketing manager with the culinary chef Molon will introduce us to the new culinary concepts and Annakarina Goldkind has prepared some surprises for us. Don’t miss it. Please RSVP by May 10th to me, email: Paolalovisettiscamihorn@gmail.com, cell 349 39 84 806.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our next Coffee Morning on May 3rd, at the Yacht Club. This time we will have the pleasure to taste the delicious cheese by Casale Roccolo, that was nominated one of the best organic goat cheese producers at the World Cheese Awards 2022 in United Kingdom, where they raked in award after award.

Warm regards,
President of the Como International Club

April 2023

“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.” –Marty Rubin

With the days getting longer, sunny days, new hopes, and a new you are awaiting. Are you, ladies ready to welcome April and celebrate Easter?

This year Easter falls on April 9th. The Easter date is variable since it coincides with the Sunday following the spring full moon. According to this rule, it is said that Easter is low if it falls from 22 March to 2 April, average from 3 to 13 April, high from 14 to 25 April. Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year in Italy, it marks the beginning of the warm-season and outdoor activities. From north to south popular festivals, concerts, religious processions are some of the events organized during this period. We planned many activities to create the special Easter mood and atmosphere.

On March 29th, our member Gisela Schwier Weber has organized an afternoon of making Washi eggs. You can choose paper with traditional modern designs for your Washi eggs. But what then are ‘Washi’ Eggs? Washi eggs are hollowed out eggs covered with paper. To make these beautiful eggs, we use special ‘Washi’ paper from Japan (like that used for origami). Paper items for the home have a long tradition in Japan – such as stationary, calligraphy, lamps, umbrellas, and even dividers. Our April calendar is full of many interesting events. Our event planner have been busy as ever. Thank you ladies for your amazing contribution.

On April 12 we have organized at the Como Tennis Club (Villa Olmo) a new members welcome coffee. New members are people who registered starting from September 2022 until now. It will be our pleasure to meet in person many of you. This year we have many new ladies from different countries, that makes the club stimulating and interesting.

In Italy the month of April is full with many holidays apart from Easter during which people take advantages and have some mini vacations. Therefore, we postpone our monthly aperitivo to May, actually the last one of Club year. Time flies. In fact, we will be on holiday from mid of June until beginning of September. Before starting our summer holiday, on June 10th we will have our traditional Summer Evening Party to have a final hug before the summer break with an exchange of wishes for the best summer holidays ahead of us.

This year we will celebrate it at the Fondazione Minoprio in Vertemate con Minoprio in their beautiful garden. The theme of the party will be flowers, which suits with the season and location. The party will be sponsored partially by the club, the contribution per person is 35 euro for members and partners, 70 euro for friends who are not part of the Club. We will start reserving places and collecting money at the next coffee morning on April 5th. Elisa Aspesi will collect preferably cash the contribution of the participants. The sooner you book the better.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our next Coffee Morning on April 5th to wish you personally Happy Easter in front of some colomba, (Easter Dove). This is an Italian dessert only available at Easter, something in between a cake and a sweet bread loaf. The particularity of this cake is that it is shaped like a dove, the symbol of peace and rebirth. In the Catholic tradition it also symbolizes the Holy Spirit. On behalf of the Board, I would like to wish you a Happy Easter.

Warm regards,
President of the Como International Club

March 2023

“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.” Jean Hersey. 

March has arrived, the month that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, the season in which nature is reborn and you want to be outdoors to enjoy the scent of the first flowers and the warmth of the sun. During the month of March we give some attention to all of the amazing accomplishments of determined women around the world. Since 1909, on March 8th is the International Women’s Day is celebrated to remember the social, economic and political achievements, as well as the discrimination and violence to which women have been and are still subjected in every part of the world. Every woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world. So get ready because this month is about honouring magnificent ladies and, as the club , we are ready to celebrate it at the fullest.

On March 8th we have organized a delicious women’s lunch. Having the chance to spend some time together is a great way to reconnect and recognize the strength and the power of us as women! In the past months many new ladies from different countries, cultures and ages joined the club and brought something new. Diversity makes the club more interesting and exciting. Since September we grew more than 50%, our club is getting bigger and better known. I would like to thank each of you for her contribution, enthusiasm and time. This makes me very happy and I wanted to share with you in this March bulletin, the month that celebrates women.

We have prepared various events balancing art, culture, gastronomy, beauty and wellness. The calendar is very rich that I cannot mention all the nice surprises are ready for you. In the bulletin there is a complete list of activities and events.

The monthly evening gathering is held on 25th March at 7 pm at at the Restaurant of Villa Olmo Tennis Club. You have the opportunity to socialize while tasting an inviting apericena, good food and a tasty cocktail/prosecco!

I look forward to seeing you all at the March coffee morning.

Warm regards,

February 2023

“Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.” – Charmaine J. Forde 

This year February brings a festive event: Carnevale, Carnival or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). Carnival is a huge Catholic festival celebrated forty days before Easter, before Ash Wednesday, with masquerade balls, parades and public street parties. Masks, or maschere, are one of the most important parts of Carnival, and cities throughout Italy celebrate this festival in one way or another, although Venice is certainly the most well-known Italian city for its traditional Carnival masks and parties. The streets are full of people dressed in costumes, and all over town artists and singers entertain with performances and songs. It is a unique adventure worthy of the experience!  

This month, we have prepared various events balancing gastronomy, art, culture and wellness. The calendar is  rich. I will briefly mention only some of them. In the bulletin you have the complete list. 

We start with the Valtellina wine discovery day on February 4th. Valtellina is a highly respected region of Lombardy, at the boarder with Switzerland and famous for its high-quality and classy red wines produced almost exclusively from Nebbiolo grapes. We will have the opportunity to visit the Cantine Nino Negri and taste their delicious wine with some finger foods.
Another interesting excursion is the visit to the Balloon museum in Milano that is the first incubator of installations and works entirely composed of inflatable balloons and art. An unique experience that you should not miss. Save the date, February 9th.

Do you have some back/neck pain?  Try the free massage therapy session both on February 11 and February 18 and you will feel rejuvenated.

The monthly aperitivo is held on 25th February at 6.30 pm at a cozy place in town, Luce Cafè. You have the opportunity to socialize while tasting some Italian specialties food paired with a tasty cocktail/prosecco! 

I look forward to seeing you all at the February coffee morning. 

Warm regards,


January 2023

“January is the first month of the year:  The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato.

Buon Anno! Happy New Year!

New is the year, new are the hopes, new is the resolution, new are the spirits, and new are my warm wishes just for you. Have a promising and fulfilling New Year! 

Last past year brought exciting change and new growth to our club. It was a thrill to experience. I am so thankful for each and every one of our club members and your individual contributions Many events and activities were organized and many more are planned for this year. 

This month’s calendar is full of many events from fashion, beauty, culture and art. 0n the 12th we can enjoy shopping at the Vicolungo (NO) outlet, taking advantage of the sales. On  the 25th we can learn how to keep our face skin tonic and glowing, and on the 27th how to select the right accessories for our unique face shape. 

This January our networking&business activities will start up officially on January 21 (Aperitivo at Babi, Como) and January 25th (Luce Cafè, Como), a good occasion to socialize, connect with new people and start new collaborations.

I would like to thank all the members who kindly gave a Christmas donation for Casa di Nazareth in Como. The money raised was used to buy some food. Dina and I took it there and they were very happy. Every day they prepare 200 meals, each contribution is very welcome. 

I look forward to seeing you many of you  at the coffee morning on January 11th. 

Warm regards,


December 2022

“Goodbye November! Hello December! Please be a good month and bring smiles, happiness and good fortune to our families and friends.”

There is no more beautiful month than December – when Christmas is celebrated. Christmas is the most awaited holiday of the year for both adults and kids due to its magical and suggestive atmosphere. Children get into a festive mood in anticipation of Santa Claus and his gifts. The grown-ups delight in the preparations, buying presents, decorating the house and preparing the menu for this very special day.

Christmas, beyond the joy of gifts, represents an important moment to stregthen family bonds, especially in an age in which we are increasingly witnessing a growing fragility of the family. This year, let’s color not only our houses and tables, but above all our hearts, with joy and love. 

This month the highlight of the club’s events is our 50th anniversary party at the Sala Bianca of Teatro Sociale in Como. Good food, tasty wine, live music and a lot of fun will be the “ingredients” of the evening. The Como International club was born in 1972 as a small group of international ladies living in Como. The main purpose was socialization and organization of interesting activities to discover the beauty of Lake Como. In the last 50 years the club enlarged and changed step with the times, but the same spirit and motivation are the still there, making our group of ladies special. 

Many other activities are planned for this month to create the special Christmas mood and atmosphere such as the Christmas Garland Workshop where you can learn how to make a beautiful garland to decorate your house or visiting the Città dei Balocchi in Cernobbio. Lights, colors, Santa Claus, the famous Christmas Market with the typical wooden houses with a fairy-tale atmosphere, Christmas carols and many other events for the whole family will make your Christmas even more special and  Italian. 

On behalf of the Board, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and New Year, full of Health, Joy and Happiness. 

I look forward to seeing many of you at our next Coffee Morning on December 7th, to wish you personally Buon Natale and Felice Anno Nuovo in front of some panettone and sparkling wine. 

Warm regards, 


November 2022

Goodbye October, Hello November. New month, New blessings, New beginnings, New intentions and New Results!”

At the beginning of November, autumn still shows itself with warm days and colorful leaves. The leaves then slowly fall to the ground and the trees become balder.  In the middle of this month the temparature drops down and when the first snowflakes appear towards the end of the month, you know that autumn has passed and winter is just around the corner.

November is packed with an abundance of special days of awareness and observances to celebrate in Italy. Two Christian holidays, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, fall within early November, and the Advent calendar begins at the end of the month to countdown until Christmas, as well. 

This month, we have prepared various events balancing between art, culture, gastronomy, lifestyle and beauty. The calendar is very rich. I will mention only some of them. In the bulletin you have the complete list. 

We start with some physical activity, a pilates class, to keep us in a good shape. Then, we are lucky to have the opportunity to visit the Mantero outlet, one of the major silk companies in the area where you can  buy some unique silk accesories made in Italy.
Hair is part of the female beauty; our member Zamira Dini is presenting the hair styling trends of the next season. On the 14th, we will have an amazing hair show here at the Yacht Club. 
This month I am happy to host one event at my house, giving some tips on basic rules of etiquette when it comes to an Italian table, for example how to compose the menu, setting the table or hosting your guests. For the Alfa Romeo lovers, I suggest the visit to the Alfa museum in Arese, a rare collection of antique and modern cars that made the Italian history. 

The aperitivo is held on 24th November at 6 pm at a cozy place in town, Koicha Room, at the roof top of Coin. You have the opportunuty to taste some oriental food paired with a tasty glass of prosecco and admire the Doumo, unique view!

I would like to remind you that the November coffee morning is your last chance to pay cash for the 50th anniversary party that we are organizing at the Sala Bianca of Teatro Sociale in Como. The cost of the ticket is 40 euro/person and your partner is welcome too. Good food, tasty wine, live music and a lot of fun will be the “ingredients” of the evening. All the details are in the bulletin.

I look forward to seeing you all at the November coffee morning. 

Warm regards,


October 2022

Dear Members,

“October is the month of painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.” Henry David Thoreau

Welcome October! When the hot summer days are almost behind you, you can think about ushering the cooler weather. You are more than ready to finally trade out the sandals for boots, go for a pleasant walk in the woods among the changing leaves and enjoy Halloween treats, pumpkin dishes and roasted chestnuts.

This month I am honored to host Primavera Fisogni’s presentation at our October coffee morning. Primavera is a journalist, renowned Italian writer and Ph. Philosopher; she will talk about her last book – Giovane è la parola – a literary biography of Carla Porta Musa, a super centenarian, international poet from Como. We have the special privilege to have in the CIC a member, Marie-Josè D’April Musa, related to C. Musa, who will interview the writer.

This October we offer several spectacular activities, such as the visit to the beautiful Villa Monastero in Varenna and Orrido di Bellano, the interesting Science Museum Casartelli, in Como, usually closed to public. (We are lucky to have the opportunity to have it opened for us!) Just to mention a few of them: Our Italian classes will start again and are available to everyone who wants to learn/improve her Italian. This is a great opportunity to practice the language in a friendly environment. Not to mention, autumn is also a traditional period of gastronomy events. Let’s start with the visit to the pumpkin field in Galbiate (LC) where you can buy your Halloween pumpkin. October 25th, is Pasta Day, that we will celebrate with a tasty lunch.

To kill two birds with one stone: our monthly recipe is Pasta with pumpkin and amaretti, a singular dish for pumpkin lovers. At the last coffee morning, I was elated to see many members and welcome new people. Our club is getting bigger and better known. I would like to thank each of you for your contribution, enthusiasm and time.

I look forward to seeing you all at the October coffee morning.

Warm regards, 




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: info@comointernationalclub.it or +39 349 398 48 06 (President Paola Scamihorn)

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

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: https://linkedinhelpukraine.carrd.co
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

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.

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.

November 2021 Events


04th  Visit to Acqua del Lario perfume shop with exclusive offers

06th  Apericena and Jewellery at Lopez Museum and Tea Room

09th  Reopening of Italian classes at Yacht Club with Rosanna di Marco

14th  Bus trip to ‘Torrone of Cremona’ Festival

18th  Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

22nd  Pasta cooking show and lunch at Villa Flori

24th  Round Table at Carla’s

25th  Ladies lunch celebrating Thanksgiving Day

27th  Guided tour and aperitif at Teatro Sociale

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

Letter from the President: October 2021

Dear members,

Elena Markova Como International ClubI want to share our delight and optimism for the CIC’s restart on behalf of the board!
So many things have changed since our last Coffee Morning in 2020… Finally, we can meet again! During the first events that our team organised in September, we noticed a great thing – the incredible joy of our members to see each other, socialise, network, and have fun together! It is the most significant award and the most excellent motivator for the board to volunteer our time and efforts, create new events for you, and keep going despite all difficulties and limitations. Thank you for supporting us, writing to the club and visiting the events!

For October, our event’s team prepared for you a great program of meetings!
Do not miss the traditional visit to the Chestnuts Festival and an exclusive tour to Villa Pizzo. But, of course, you can’t also miss gourmet appointments – a visit to the truly Italian coffee shop, the Ladies’ Lunch and Apericena at the Lopez Jewellery Museum and Tea Room.

Our traditional Hiking and Buracco events are also in the program. You will find the full details of the events in the Bulletin.

Stay safe and keep in touch!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova


Quote of the month:

“I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” – Charmaine J. Forde

October 2021 Events


10th  Chestnuts Festival in Morbio Superiore

13th  Guided Visit to Villa Pizzo

14th  Ladies Lunch Out & Trip to Pusiano

15th  Guided tour to the Museum of Caffe Milani

16th Open Autumn Day, FAI

19th  Visit to De Comm Design and coffee in centro

20th  Guided tour around Como with C-Lake Today guides

27th  Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

06th  Apericena and Jewellery at Lopez Museum and Tea Room

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

Letter from the President: Como International Club Update 2021

Elena Markova Como International ClubDear members,

I hope you are in good spirits and good health. In these unprecedented times, I wanted to provide you with an update on the Como International Club.

Sadly, another club’s season has ended without the possibility to restart our activities. Still, we are full of optimism, and we hope we will reopen our doors safely in September 2021.

Many changes have happened during this period, and these times have been challenging for the club. However, I’m confident that the Como International Club will restart soon, with remarkable new events and initiatives, preserving the past heritage and fuelling the future.

Our international community is outstanding, and I can’t wait for us to meet again.

In the meantime, I send my very best wishes to all of you and your families for a safe, happy and fabulous summer.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Elena Markova

CIC President

Summer Lake Como

Free Webinar: Instagram for Beginners – May 5th

Learn how to grow your Instagram account, how to promote your products, business, and services.

Elena Markova, Digital Marketing professional with working expertise within several industries: Travel, Real Estate, Luxury, FMCG, Automotive, founder of COMO LAKE Today lifestyle magazine, will conduct a practical webinar about the promotion on Instagram.

Elena Markova digital eventDuring the webinar, we will discuss: 

✔️Best Practices on how to start an Instagram account?

✔️What is an Instagram best Photography?

✔️How to understand the Posting Strategies (Frequency, time, hashtag, locations, Instagram Stories, Interaction)?

✔️How to find your audience on Instagram? 

✔️How to collaborate with Influencers? 

✔️How to promote your page? 

✔️Please, before the webinar, create the Instagram account if you don’t’ have one. 

✔️The free webinar will be organized via Zoom on Tuesday the 5th of May at 10:00. 

Please register at: https://forms.gle/PGTg9GXYw6MwUG6Q7

or contact Elena via email at lakecomoclubeventi@gmail.com to be a part of the online event.