What do you know about Como?

Como

1.Como has a population of ……………………….. than 80,000.

2. ………………… the end of the 1980’s the city was famous ……………… its silk manufacture.

3. In recent years cheap competition from China ………………. significantly reduced production.

4. A significant number ………….. residents are employed in the nearby industrial areas of Switzerland.

5. Polenta is a popular dish in Como, and was traditionally …………………. in winter time.

6. Como has a humid climate, winters are not long, but foggy, damp and chilly with occasional periods of frost ………. snow; spring and autumn ………… pleasant, while summer can be quite oppressive, hot and humid. Rain is ………. frequent during spring.

7. The hills surrounding the current location of Como ………….. been inhabited, ………….. at least the Bronze Age.

8. The Rockefeller fountain that today stands in the Bronx Zoo in New York City ……… once in the main square (Piazza Cavour) by the lakeside in Como. It was bought …………. William Rockefeller ………….. 1902 …………… 3,500 lira.

What other facts do you know?

Information put together by my students and taken mainly from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como#Demographics

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