Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 square kilometres (56 sq mi), making it the third-largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 metres (1,300 feet) deep, it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe, and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (660 ft) below sea level.Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces (such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni, and Villa Carlotta). Many famous people have or have had homes on the shores of Lake Como, such as Matthew Bellamy, John Kerry, Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Julian Lennon, Richard Branson, Ben Spies, and Pierina Legnani.
"La Grotta" is a club where artists can exhibits in musical, artistic performances as public lectures, concerts, theatre etc. etc... La Grotta has professional sound and light system for the artists. Free overnight in www.hotel-ascona.ch for the artists. The artists performing keep 60% of the bar income of the evening, there is no fixed cachet.
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La Grotta è un locale artistico culturale che la possibilità agli artisti di esibirsi in performances musicali, artistiche, teatrali, letture di prosa e poesia. Mette a disposizione gratuitamente lo spazio e gli impianti professionali. Gli artisti vengono remunerati con il 60% dell'introito del Bar della serata. Non c'è remunerazione fissa.
Per artisti stranieri c'è la possibilità di soggiornare gratuitamente a www.hotel-ascona.ch
Italy, In Other Words is a cultural travel businesses that provides opportunities for slow, educational travel. Our programs focus on writing instruction, cultural enrichment, and literary study of local authors. We stay in unusual places--in fine hotels and lovely towns. We enjoy fine, local wines and locally typical cuisine. Our instructors are attentive, innovative and always helpful.