Ossuccio Lake Como

The village of Ossuccio on Lake Como, rich in history, art and archeology

The village of Ossuccio it is rich in historical, artistic and archaeological evidence. Characterized by an excellent mild climate, its vegetation is typically Mediterranean and characterized by the presence of numerous olive trees.

In fact, the town overlooks the “Zoca de l'oli” (oil basin), a bay that takes its name from the many olive trees that populate the area and that expert olive growers over the centuries have known how to exploit to produce a quality DOP EVO oil, which boasts the record for oil grown and produced further north in Europe.

Very impressive and rich in history is the "pilgrimage" to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso which, in addition to offering truly spectacular views of the surrounding area, constitutes a cultural and spiritual journey of absolute value.

In fact, the sanctuary, together with the Sacred Mount which houses it, were declared a UNESCO heritage site in 2003. The trail starts from the cemetery of Sala Comacina, an intersection area with the Greenway of Lake Como which comes from Colonno.

Of great historical and cultural value is also the Church of Santa Maria Maddalena in Ospedaletto, whose Gothic bell tower is considered by many to be the very symbol of the lake.

© Photo by Chiara Montani of outside_city – Larius Way

Comacina island, the island of Lake Como

In front of the bay, the only island formation of the Lario is reflected, theComacina Island, of modest dimensions but rich in history, as the ruins of the ancient Basilica of Santa Eufemia tell, symbol of the medieval wars on Lake Como.

From the shore of the lake, the island appears rich in nature and gives back a truly unique landscape with the possibility of taking wonderful photographs. A visit along its gentle slopes offers a walk immersed in the typically Mediterranean vegetation.

© Photo by Gianluca Corradetti – Larius Way Creator

The spectacular Feast of San Giovanni

We recommend a visit to the island in the period of June, the period in which the festival of the Lumaghitt on the occasion of Feast of San Giovanni, when a spectacular pyrotechnic display "sets the island on fire", recalling the fire started by the people of Como on 24 June 1169 to punish the populations of the lake aligned against the emperor Barbarossa. On this occasion, the lake is illuminated by thousands of floating candles (lumaghitt), and everything is sublimated by splendid fireworks. In short, a show not to be missed!

How to get to Isola Comacina

Near the medieval complex of S. Maria Maddalena and the Antiquarium, there is the embarkation with private taxi-boat (shuttle service) for theComacina Island.

The transport ticket is not included in the entrance ticket to Isola Comacina park and is paid directly on board, € 7.00 per person round trip, children up to 7 years free.

It is also possible to reach Isola Comacina directly by boat Navigation Lake Como, Isola Comacina stop.