Dongo is a village of about 4 thousand inhabitants that naturally faces the north-western shore of Lake Como, exactly along the mouth of the Albano torrent. Important are the presence of villas and noble farmhouses where the beautiful people of Milan and its surroundings came to spend their free moments since ancient times. The long lake still preserves this atmosphere of belle epoque, thanks to iron railings and street lamps in typical Parisian style, with a shiny brick paving. Dongo has also made careful conservation of the fishing village, the oldest district of the town, made entirely from stone, which has been adapted to place the nightlife, full of restaurants and typical places where you can sip an excellent wine along with dishes made with local ingredients.
For sport lovers it is possible to practice cycling, urban or mountain trekking, choosing between different difficulty levels, but also fishing, trout and pike.
Dongo is also visited by the nostalgics and admirers of the figure of Benito Mussolini. As told in the story, just in Dongo, the Duce along with his faithful, find shelter to protect themselves from the arrest order but is then captured by the partisan troops. These places express the importance of remembering events that have irreversibly conditioned the history of Italy.
Among the food and wine qualities of Dongo we find fresh fish, sausage luganega, taleggio cheese. The traditional desserts are the apple and pear fritters, made with an aromatic dough.
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