Como, Italy

Como, Italy

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About Como

About Como

Como: Gem of Northern Italy Vacations

Located on the Italian-Swiss border, lovely Como, Italy charms from the very beginning. Being the most important town on the Lake Como, each year it attracts more and more people due to its outstanding historic heritage as well as a wide range of appetizing offers that this location demonstrates.

The most atmospheric part of Como is definitely the Old Town. The historic center is dominated by the majestic 12th-century Duomo, which absorbed the main features of Renaissance and Gothic styles.

Other places to add on your Como itinerary include the Porta Torre and the Piazza Vittoria, both locations are marvelous and lined with numerous cafes and Michelin restaurants where you may sample local treats. As such, make sure to taste Risotto with pesce persico and have strawberry ice-cream for dessert, Fragole con Gelato.

If you have passion for history, you'll also be impressed by exploring the ancient Basilica of Sant'Abbondio and Villa Olmo, a gorgeous neoclassical residence which dates back to the 1780s.

Moreover, being in Como, you are definitely to pop in Templo Voltiano which houses a museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta who invented the electric battery.

Como, Italy is also known for its scenic funicular railway that connects the town with the village of Brunate since 1894. Taking a ride on this railway is one of the best ways to savor breathtaking views of the lake Como and the Alps.

Regardless of the duration of your stay, it is highly recommended add a boat ride along the lakefront to your Como sightseeing plans. The scenic panoramas are completely different, plus the laid-back experience of sipping delicious Italian wine along the way is surely worth it.

Best Things to Do in Como, Italy

  • Take in the views of colorful Como architecture set on the shores of Lake Como at the foot of the Italian Alps
  • See the Como Cathedral which is over 600 years old
  • Enjoy the old town sights, including Piazza Volta & the Town Hall
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