Feast of the Lake, Varenna and Comacina Island

The bond between the two towns on Lake Como is due to a historical event happened in 1169, when the inhabitants of Como attacked and razed the Comacina Island, a centre of strategic power and a place of rare artistic beauty. The survivors managed to cross the lake finding a shelter in the friendly territory of Varenna. Since then the country earned the nickname "Insula nova", intended as a "new homeland".

Over the years that historical bond has made the connection between the "pearl of the Lake" and the Comacina Island so increasingly tight that last summer it was decided to advertise the Feast of St. John held on the Island around the end of June together with the Feast of the Lake of Varenna.