is the destination
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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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
, 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.
, 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.