On 22 March 1848 the rebel population of Como obtained the surrender of the infantry division of the “Prochaska” regiment of the Austrian army which was stationed at the garrison known as “St Francis” (now only a deconsecrated chapel survives). According to eyewitnesses, men shot at the Austrians from the windows and women loaded the guns behind them all along nowadays Via Milano, a crucial artery in the very centre of the city. Those who did not have guns, stormed the troops with tiles from the roofs. We will let you discover places and memories of these and other events of the Risorgimento era in Como. This is a journey in time to discover the rebel face of a city which otherwise looks so reserved, in the company of our knowledgeable and passionate guides. During the walk we will stop to sample wholesome delicious food by producers who belong to our network.
- Walking tour with an expert of Italian Risorgimento. Rich tasting of bread, buns and cheese
Difficulty: the route takes place entirely in the city center, pedestrian and flat streets
Equipment and Clothing: suitable for an urban route
Children: children of all ages are welcome!