Ossuccio Lake Como

  17 February 2016

Ossuccio Lake Como is now part of a new common, like many other Italian municipalities. Along with Mezzegra, Lenno and Tremezzo, Ossuccio is now part of Tremezzina.
Ossuccio is a country rich in history and tradition located in an area known as “Zoca de l’Oli”, territory reach of olive trees thanks to the Mediterranean and mild climate.
Its origins are linked to the Comacina Island where today you can find archaeological remains and the artists houses in the rationalist style.
Isola Comacina was home to an important church at the beginning of Christianity, fortified by the Byzantines, then defeated by the Lombards.
It became a refuge for kings and dukes with their treasures and during sided war for Milan, who in 1169 took his revenge, occupying the island.
The festival of San Giovanni each year in late June commemorates the battle between Milan and Federico Barbarossa with musical fireworks and a spectacular burning of Isola Comacina.
When you enter in Ossuccio you can stop to admire Gothic tower of the Romanic church of Santa Maria Maddalena, than reach the lake shore to discover the typical corners and visit the Antiquarium.
Few years ago the Romanic church of San Giacomo, with its bell tower dating back to the XI-XII century, was the protagonist of an advertise of a famous brand of coffee.
The Sacred Mountain of Ossuccio Madonna del Soccorso with its chapels dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary is now UNESCO heritage along with other Sacred Mountain of Piemonte and Lombardia.
The watch tower of Barbarossa now become FAI -Italian Environment Foundation- property.
Monastery of San Benedetto in Val Perlana is a peaceful corner in the nature.
A nice walk between history and nature awaits you in Ossuccio Lake Como !!!