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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 Ossuccio  is the destination  No. 11
in our visiting tour on Lake Como. A list of destinations is available, each with an audioguide. We travel northbound, from Como to Piona.

   Ossuccio    
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North of Sala Comacina the Strada Regina reaches Ossuccio, with the noteworthy churches of San Giacomo and Santa Maria Maddalena.

Ossuccio is made up of two villages, Spurano and Ospedaletto, both along the lake.
The 11th-century church of San Giacomo features a characteristic bell gable. The tiny church is tucked into the fabric of an exquisite hamlet - called Spurano - that has existed for almost a thousand years. Its interior has numerous fragments of frescos which must originally have completely covered the walls and apse. There is a recently restored Saint Christopher on the right-hand wall. The church's foundations rest entirely on the bed of the lake.
In Ospedaletto, right opposite the Isola Comacina, the slender Romanesque campanile embellished by a Gothic belfry has made the church of Santa Maria Maddalena one of the most photographed sites on Lake Como. The nave is decorated with frescos, in a very poor condition, of the 17th-century Lombard school. Also well worth noting is the oratory adjoining the church, used in medieval times as a hospice for pilgrims.

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