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In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others, even outdoor. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, though bars, restaurants, shops and even museums began reopening from June 3. Schools started again on September 14. Yet, though we kept our fingers crossed, a new lockdown has been enforced starting from November 5. This second lockdown has been partially lowered stating from Sunday, December 13.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

Destination Vezio  is the destination  No. 27
in our visiting tour on Lake Como. A list of destinations is available, each with an audioguide. We travel northbound, from Como to Piona.

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From Varenna take the road signposted for Esino Lario continuing as far as the hamlet of Vezio (keen walkers can make their way on foot, following a path that starts near the centre of Varenna): Vezio's castle is then only a short walk away, through the village.

The Castello di Vezio holds a key strategic position, practically at the centre of Lake Como. For many centuries the castle was used as a lookout and signalling post.
It has ancient origins: it came into being as a military settlement in Roman times and retained this role both in the Byzantine era and later - around the 8th century - when the Longobards controlled the area. When, in medieval times, the people of Como plundered the Isola Comacina, Vezio's castle was one of the places where the refugees regrouped and prepared new defences.
Vezio's castle has inevitably undergone many changes since the Middle Ages, but it remains a fine example of a square-plan enclosing castle, with a stand-alone tower within its walls. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this site for its many visitors is the unique, thrilling view it offers of Lake Como. Stretching out before your eyes are the two arms of the lake: the cities of Lecco and Como are now out of sight but the promontory where the arms meet, close to Bellagio, is a clearly visible landmark.

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