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In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn when being indoor - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Though Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, some behaviours are allowed. Not only shops are at work, and bars and restaurants may serve, but also museums, theaters and cinemas operate again. Starting from Friday, August 6, however, entrance to many indoor venues is allowed only to people who can provide one of the COVID-19 green certifications, in paper or digital format, issued in order to certify they got an anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, healed from COVID-19, or passed a fast or molecular antigen test with negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus performed within the last 48 hours. Curfew suspended.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

Destination Moltrasio  is the destination  No. 6
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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Located a short way north of Cernobbio - about 9 kilometres from Como in the Argegno-Menaggio direction - is the town of Moltrasio. If you're travelling by car it's worth taking the panoramic route followed by the original Strada Regina which winds its way from Moltrasio to Laglio passing through Carate Urio. To take this old route rather than a more recently built stretch of the Regina, take the first downhill turn-off to the right once you've left Villa d'Este behind you.

The various parts of Moltrasio are built at different heights on Mount Bisbino as it slopes down towards the lake. Hundreds of years ago it was already famous for the stone quarried here: this local Moltrasina stone was used by the celebrated master stonemasons from Como who worked throughout Southern Europe between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Nowadays Moltrasio is known as an elegant little town with beautiful villas stretching along the shores of the lake: one of them is Villa Passalacqua, which can be visited.
Moltrasio's most illustrious former residents and visitors include Vincenzo Bellini, the famous 19th-century opera composer, best remembered for Norma, Winston Churchill who, so legend would have it, tried to retrieve his mysterious correspondence with Benito Mussolini at Villa Le Rose, and fashion designer Gianni Versace, who owned Villa Le Fontanelle.

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