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All inclusive Lake Como holidays have a lot to offer. A ferry around the main towns is available and is the perfect way to explore many of Lake Como’s best locations with the picturesque Bellagio being the most popular stop. Villa Belmonte in Mezzegra is the location where the infamous Dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci were assassinated in their attempted escape to Switzerland. It is said Mussolini’s room is preserved the way it was left on the morning of his assassination.
The main city of Como itself is home to the Como Cathedral, a beautiful 87 metre long cathedral, with its highest point being 75 metres high. The cathedral is decorated with incredible 16th century paintings by Bernardino Luini and Gaudenzio Ferrari. With cheap last minute deals to Lake Como you can also visit the incredible World Heritage Site, the Sacred Mountain of Ossuccio. This site is a sanctuary on the western edge of the lake upon a hillside slope surrounded by olive groves and woodlands. You can visit the stunning surroundings of Lake Como with cheap lake Como Sun Package Holidays from Dublin Ireland.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.