Como is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como, its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a tourist destination, the city contains numerous works of art, gardens, theatres and palaces: the Duomo, seat of the Diocese of Como. With 215,320 overnight guests, in 2013 Como was the fourth most visited city in Lombardy after Milan and Brescia. In 2018, Como surpassed Bergamo becoming the third most visited city in Lombardy with 1.4 million arrivals. Como was the birthplace of many historical figures, including the poet Caecilius mentioned by Catullus in the 1st century BCE, writers Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, scientist Alessandro Volta, Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival; the hills surrounding the current location of Como were inhabited, since at least the Bronze Age, by a Celtic tribe known as the Orobii. Remains of settlements are still present on the wood-covered hills to the southwest of town.
Around the 1st century BC, the territory became subject to the Romans. The town center was situated on the nearby hills, but it was moved to its current location by order of Julius Caesar, who had the swamp near the southern tip of the lake drained and laid the plan of the walled city in the typical Roman grid of perpendicular streets; the newly founded town had the status of municipium. In September 2018, Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli announced the discovery of around several hundred gold coins in the basement of the former Cressoni Theater in a two-handled soapstone amphora, coins struck by emperors Honorius, Valentinian III, Leon I, Antonio and Libius Severus dating to 474AD. In 774, the town surrendered to invading Franks led by Charlemagne, became a center of commercial exchange. In 1127, Como lost a decade-long war with the nearby town of Milan. A few decades with the help of Frederick Barbarossa, the Comaschi were able to avenge their defeat when Milan was destroyed in 1162. Frederick promoted the construction of several defensive towers around the city limits, of which only one, the Baradello, remains.
Subsequently, the history of Como followed that of the Duchy of Milan, through the French invasion and the Spanish domination, until 1714, when the territory was taken by the Austrians. Napoleon descended into Lombardy in 1796 and ruled it until 1815, when the Austrian rule was resumed after the Congress of Vienna. In 1859, with the arrival of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the town was freed from the Austrians and it became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Italy under the House of Savoy. At the end of World War II, after passing through Como on his escape towards Switzerland, Benito Mussolini was taken prisoner and shot by partisans in Giulino di Mezzegra, a small town on the north shores of Lake Como. In 2010, a motion by members of the nationalist Swiss People's Party was submitted to the Swiss parliament requesting the admission of adjacent territories to the Swiss Confederation; the Rockefeller fountain that today stands in the Bronx Zoo in New York City was once in the main square by the lakeside.
It was bought by William Rockefeller in 1902 for 3,500 lire. Situated at the southern tip of the south-west arm of Lake Como, the city is located 40 kilometres north of Milan. Nearby major cities are Varese and Lugano. Como is divided into the following frazioni: Albate – Muggiò – Acquanera Lora Prestino – Camerlata – Breccia – Rebbio Camnago Volta City Center – West Como Borghi North Como – East Como Monte Olimpino – Ponte Chiasso – Sagnino – Tavernola Garzola – Civiglio According to the Köppen climate classification, Como has a humid subtropical climate. Wind is quite rare. Pollution levels rise in winter when cold air clings to the soil. Rain is more frequent during spring. Como Cathedral: Construction began in 1396 on the site of the previous Romanesque church of Santa Maria Maggiore; the façade was built in 1457, with the characteristic rose window and a portal flanked by two Renaissance statues of the famous comaschi Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger. The construction was finished in 1740.
The interior is on the Latin cross plan, with Gothic nave and two aisles divided by piers, while the transept wing and the relative apses are from the Renaissance age. It includes tapestries on cartoons by Giuseppe Arcimboldi; the dome is a rococo structure by Filippo Juvarra. Other artworks include 16th–17th century tapestries and 16th century paintings by Bernardino Luini and Gaudenzio Ferrari. San Fedele, a Romanesque church erected around 1120 over a pre-existing cent
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, is an educational centre of Ramakrishna Mission. It is 19 km from Coimbatore City on the highway to Ootacamund, is situated in an environment spread over about 300 acres; the Institution was founded by Sri T. S. Avinashilingam in 1930 with an investment of just Rs. 5.75 and with one harijan boy on its roll. Mahatma Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the Vidyalaya in 1934; the Vidyalaya was affiliated to Ramakrishna Mission in the same year. The public celebration of the birthday of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, popularly known as Guru Puja, is the most important annual cultural activity of the Vidyalaya; the day-long celebration, observed on the first Sunday of every year, includes bhajans, talks by eminent personalities, educational exhibition and cultural programmes. The highlight of the function is i.e. feeding of about 10,000 people at noon. The Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Polytechnic College was founded in 1956 as a wing of the Rural Institute, called the School of Engineering, under the National Council for Rural Higher Education.
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Jo is a French comedy film released in 1971. It is known as Joe: The Busy Body or The Gazebo, it was directed by Jean Girault and stars Louis de Funès as playwright Antoine Brisebard, Claude Gensac as an actress and his wife Sylvie Brisebard as well Bernard Blier as inspector Ducros. The script is published in 1958, The Gazebo. Jo is its second adaptation, the first one being the 1959 film The Gazebo, starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds. There's a Joe Montgomery too. Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that Brisebard is a victim of blackmail since his wife Sylvie, a famous actress, is the daughter of a notorious robber-murderer, his extortionist is a malevolent criminal only known as Jo, who visits him to pick up his hush money. But faced with certain ruin, Brisebard is preparing to do away with Jo once and for all, planning his deed under the guise of him trying to write the script for a crime play and consulting his friend, attorney Colas, for ideas of how to efficiently get rid of the body.
He takes up the offer of garden landscaper Tonelotti to erect a pavilion, whose foundation would provide the ideal hiding place for the corpse. On the night Jo is scheduled to arrive for his next payment, Brisebard awaits the arrival with a gun, but is not able to pull the trigger and drops the gun to the floor, which results in a shot going off and accidentally killing Jo, but it is only that things turn difficult: Police inspector Ducros, who has found out about Jo's operation and Brisebard's involvement in it, starts nosing around, telling Brisebard that Jo had been murdered at the time he was supposed to come to the villa - the man Brisebard shot is revealed as Riri, Joe's criminal associate and murderer. The pavillon foundation proves forcing Brisebard to hide the body elsewhere. With the help of his wife, to whom he tells everything, the task of getting rid of the body becomes an outright daunting – and nerve-wracking – one. Louis de Funès: Antoine Brisebard Claude Gensac: Sylvie Brisebard Michel Galabru: Tonelotti Bernard Blier: Inspector Ducros Guy Tréjan: Maître Colas Ferdy Mayne: Mr. Grunder Yvonne Clech: Mrs. Grunder Florence Blot: Madame Cramusel Micheline Luccioni: Françoise Christiane Muller: Mathilde Jacques Marin: Andrieux Carlo Nell: Plumerel Jean Droze: Riri Paul Préboist: The adjutant Following its release, the film sold 2,466,966 tickets in France.
It was the 13th most successful film in France in 1971, far behind The Aristocats, at the top of the box office with 12,481,726 tickets sold in the country. Jo was a small success for Louis de Funès, whose films attracted large popular interest. Most of the critics praised the performance of Louis de Funès but deplored the weak direction of Jean Girault, who admitted that de Funès was responsible for 60% of the gags used in the film. Jo on IMDb Jo at AllMovie