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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 Santo Stefano  is the destination  No. 20
in our visiting tour on Lake Como. A list of destinations is available, each with an audioguide. We travel northbound, from Como to Piona.

   Menaggio  Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi 
Point of Interest map

With your back to the waterfront, from Piazza Garibaldi you can see the street that leads to the church of Santo Stefano.

The origins of the church of Santo Stefano date far back in time but countless restoration projects have resulted in extensive changes, not least in the building's direction: it now faces the opposite way to before.
The interior was frescoed in 1899 by Giovanni Maria Tagliaferri, a painter from Pagnona, a village in the mountains overlooking Lake Como. The altar is surrounded by 18th-century copper medallions depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.
Above the altar, at the head of the left aisle, is a copy of a Madonna by Bernardino Luini, a Renaissance painter who was profoundly influenced by the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The original was handed over to the French at the end of the 18th century in return for the promise to move the Pretura (the local magistrate's court) from Tremezzo to Menaggio, and is now kept in the Louvre.

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