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Torno Lake Como
Holy Nail reliquary

Torno is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in Italy in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy.


  • In the past, on Lake Como, the rich only bought villas on the hills or high rocks of Lake Como, as Pliny did with Villa Commedia, in order not to lose sight and not to have flooding. The poor go to the shore to let the water lick your feet.
  • The most interesting relic of the church of San Giovanni in Torno on Lake Como is the Holy Nail, one of the Holy Nail from the passion of Jesus. It is said that a German bishop returning from the Crusade in 1099 found refuge in the village and before leaving again he donated the precious Nail to the population of Torno.
  • Encyclopedic article on Torno on Wikipedia