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Albese con Cassano

In Roman times, a strategic road ran through Albese: it was called Via Regina

Where
Via Roma, 57, Albese Con Cassano (CO)
Contacts
+39 031 426122
Official site

The territory of Albese con Cassano covers practically the same area as that shown on land office maps from the early eighteenth century.

The only difference is that in 1928, these two previously independent municipalities were merged to become one by a Royal Decree signed by Victor Emmanuel III.

Going back in time, this area would almost certainly have been chosen by early settlers because of its exposure to the sun, even during the winter months (making it suitable for vine growing) and the presence here of natural springs, streams and rivers, but also for its vicinity to roads useful for trade such as, in Roman times, the Via Regina.

In the nineteenth century, poor soil conditions and the effort of supporting the local economy solely through farming encouraged the development of manufacturing. Silk and cotton factories therefore sprung up due to the ready availability of water, both for powering machines and for the treatment tanks. The nineteenth century thus saw the opening of many spinning mills in both Albese and Cassano.

In order to explain this age-old constant link to water and to transmit the memory of places to new generations, a Museum of Ethnography and Water "Lavandée” was opened in 2004, not by coincidence built on the site of an ancient wash-house from 1822. A place of work, but also of social aggregation, it represented the town’s beating heart.

In 2018, the museum was moved to the Fabio Casartelli civic centre, but the museum has a permanent exhibition of the wash-house, which now houses the Municipal Hostel and its history.

 

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Places

Albavilla

Albavilla has a very ancient history and it is one of the towns on the banks of Lake Alserio.
  • Active & Green
Albavilla
2 km

Lake Montorfano

A small green lake with cold water and a marvellous view of the Alps
  • Lakes
lago montorfano
2.58 km

Orsenigo

The history of the village, its villas and green landscapes
  • Active & Green
Orsenigo
2.67 km

Circolo Golf Villa d’Este

Surrounded by beautiful nature on Lake Como, the Golf Villa d'Este is one of the most exclusive Golf clubs in Italy.
  • Golf
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este, Montorfano (CO)
3.02 km

Alserio

Alserio deep links to water go way back in history
  • Active & Green
Alserio
3.28 km

Lake Alserio

The kingdom of biodiversity close to Lake Como
  • Lakes
lago alserio montagne
4.04 km

Erba

Erba sits at the foot of the Lombardy Pre-Alps, on a plain of the same name
  • Active & Green
Erba
4.95 km

Como Silk Museum

The Museum preserves the testimonies of the Como textile production tradition that qualifies Como "City of Silk"
  • Art & Culture
Museums in Como, Silk Museum
5.2 km

Ponte Lambro

A journey in time on the banks of the lake
  • Active & Green
Ponte Lambro
6.07 km

Antonio Ratti Foundation

The fame of the Comasche silks has crossed every border. Founded in 1945, Tessitura Serica Ratti makes Como the Silk City
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ratti Foundation
6.17 km

Rationalism in Como

Rationalism in Como: when architecture shapes the city
  • Art & Culture
como momumento ai caduti razionalismo
6.2 km

Church of San Fedele

Church of San Fedele in Como: between Romanic and romantic
  • Art & Culture
san fedele basilica como
6.26 km

Basilica di San Fedele

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Fedele, Churches of Como
6.27 km

Markets in Como

Antiquariato e artigianato. I mercatini di Como sono un appuntamento fisso per collezionisti e amanti delle bancarelle.
  • Lifestyle
Markets in Como
6.28 km

Teatro Sociale di Como

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Sociale di Como
6.32 km

Cathedral of Como

  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Como
6.39 km

Look at Como with the Cableway

Go up to Brunate and admire the city and Lake Como form above
  • Active & Green
como brunate funicolare
6.56 km

Merone

Paths, woods, water and fountains
  • Active & Green
Merone
6.59 km

Lurago d'Erba

Natural oases and delightful villas
  • Active & Green
Lurago d'Erba
6.72 km

Volta temple

  • Art & Culture
Volta temple
7.09 km

Events

Inverigo - Il paese delle ville

08/05/2021
  • Art & Culture
Inverigo - Il paese delle ville
7.02 km

Visit Villa Pizzo

09/05/2021
  • Art & Culture
Visit Villa Pizzo
8.38 km

Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

  • Active & Green
Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
6.24 km

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
6.24 km

Lake Como food tour

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como food tour
6.43 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
6.48 km

City tour of Como with champagne tasting

  • Food & Wine
City tour of Como with champagne tasting
6.56 km

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
6.56 km

Como walking food tour

  • Food & Wine
Como walking food tour
6.57 km

Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride

  • Art & Culture
Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride
6.59 km

Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno

  • Art & Culture
Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno
6.63 km

The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders

  • Active & Green
The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders
6.64 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
6.66 km

Lake Como Villas

  • Lakes
Lake Como Villas
6.87 km

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

  • Active & Green
E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards
7.61 km

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
7.61 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

  • Active & Green
Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"
7.61 km

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
7.61 km

Brienno, The Labyrint Village!

  • Active & Green
Brienno, The Labyrint Village!
12.83 km

Where to sleep

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA DI FIORENZA BORELLI

Albese con Cassano
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA DI FIORENZA BORELLI
175 mt

OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO

Albese con Cassano
OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO
280 mt

B & B IL MONTESINO

Albese con Cassano
B & B  IL MONTESINO
758 mt

VERONICA COTTAGE DI 'RC GROUP SRL

Albese con Cassano
VERONICA COTTAGE DI 'RC GROUP SRL
913 mt

CAMP. MONTORFANO

Montorfano
CAMP. MONTORFANO
1.57 km

VILLA CRIVELLI VISCONTI - BORDOLI STEFANIA - BEST HOME SOLUTIONS

Tavernerio
VILLA CRIVELLI VISCONTI - BORDOLI STEFANIA - BEST HOME SOLUTIONS
1.99 km

B & B VILLA MARGOT DI CONTI MASSIMILIANO GIORGIO

Albavilla
B & B  VILLA MARGOT DI CONTI MASSIMILIANO GIORGIO
2.05 km

B & B HEIDI DI ZALTRON FIORELLA

Albavilla
B & B  HEIDI DI ZALTRON FIORELLA
2.24 km

DELFINO BLU ROOMS S.R.L. - FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Lipomo
DELFINO BLU ROOMS S.R.L. - FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
2.38 km

B & B LA QUIETE DI PARRAVICINI LUCA FILIPPO

Albavilla
B & B  LA QUIETE DI PARRAVICINI LUCA FILIPPO
2.45 km

FORESTERIA CIRCOLO GOLF VILLA D'ESTE

Montorfano
FORESTERIA CIRCOLO GOLF VILLA D'ESTE
2.52 km

CASTELLO DI CASIGLIO RELAIS

Erba
CASTELLO DI CASIGLIO RELAIS
2.89 km

B & B MENTA E LILLA'

Erba
B & B  MENTA E LILLA'
3.02 km

LAPRIMULA NUOVA SAS - BRUSCO ROOMS

Capiago Intimiano
LAPRIMULA NUOVA SAS - BRUSCO ROOMS
3.15 km

TRATTORIA LOCANDA SAN GIUSEPPE

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TRATTORIA LOCANDA SAN GIUSEPPE
3.19 km

B & B IL COLIBRI' DI DAVERIO ILARIA

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B & B  IL COLIBRI' DI DAVERIO ILARIA
3.43 km

MODERN AND LARGE ATTIC DI PADOAN FABIO

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MODERN AND LARGE ATTIC DI PADOAN FABIO
3.46 km

B & B A CASA DI LUCA DI MARONI MARIA DANIELA

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B & B  A CASA DI LUCA DI MARONI MARIA DANIELA
3.81 km

CAV COMO DI FRANCESCO ZORGNO

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CAV COMO DI FRANCESCO ZORGNO
4.13 km

LA CASA DI TRIZZI DI BIANCHI ROBERTA

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LA CASA DI TRIZZI DI BIANCHI ROBERTA
4.36 km