Como Things to Do

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    by IreneMcKay
  • Lake Como
    Lake Como
    by IreneMcKay
  • Lake Como
    Lake Como
    by IreneMcKay

Most Viewed Things to Do in Como

  • 1. Funicular Como/Brunate

    Exit the train station, walk to the lake, then go right, you will reach the funicular. We were able to use it for free with our seven day Lombardy train pass, but we had to show our pass at the ticket...

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  • 2. Duomo - Cathedral

    Como Cathedral is located on Duomo Square. It is a beautiful building attached to Como's medieval town hall with its large tower. In Italian it is called the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta; the...

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  • 3. Como Historic Center

    The original church on the site dated from the sixth century and was dedicated to St Euphemia. The current structure dates from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The architectural style is...

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  • 4. Lakeside promenade

    It's a pleasant walk round the lake from the ferry pier to the Villa Olmo, or it will be shortly, when the redevelopment of the lakeside promenade is complete. When I visited in July 2013, part of the...

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  • 5. Monuments & Museums

    It may look like a classical temple, but the Tempio Voltiano is actually a science museum, dedicated to the physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), who was born in Como. Volta is particularly famous...

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  • 6. Villa Olmo

    The Villa Olmo is a neoclassical villa located by the lake shore. It was built at the end of the eighteenth century. It is named after a great elm tree which once grew in the grounds and was...

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  • 7. Lake Como

    Simply grabbed the "lake taxi" up to Bellagio - but the views are fantastic along the way....with lots of villas, towns, and majestic mountains, there's not really a moment that goes by where you're...

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  • 8. Lake Como - Boating/Water Sports

    While in Como I noticed that there where hydroplanes flying frequently over the lake. In Como there is an Aero Club where pilots can get seaplane training. And there are also possibilities to take a...

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  • 9. Volta Statue.

    Alessandro Volta was born in Como on February 18th 1745. As a small child he did not even learn to speak until he was four years old. His family believed him to...

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  • 10. Brunate

    The Church of Sant Andrea is worth visiting if you take the funicular to Brunate. We especially liked the nativity scene and baby Jesus. There are several walks...

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  • 11. Monumento ai Caduti per Servicio

    En route to the train station for our departure from Como, we paused to consider this impressive sculpture of two hands. What was its significance?Only recently...

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  • 12. Christmas Market

    I arrived just after new year and there were still a few Christmas stalls in the centre with interesting Italian Christmassy items and produce from the locality...

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  • 13. Piazzas and Passageways

    The great thing about old, European cities is that they are so totally different, so special that you might feel as though you are in a time warp. Sometimes...

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  • 14. Take A Boat to Varenna and Menaggio

    The beauty of Lake Como is best appreciated from the water and a variety of boats run regularly between Como and other pretty lakeside towns. On the way you can...

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  • 15. Take A Boat To Bellagio

    Bellagio is one of the best known tourist towns on Lake Como and is easy reached by boat from Como town. In October, when I visited, there were only a couple of...

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  • 16. mountain lighthouse!

    If you have the time, take the funicular railway up to Brunate, a little village resting on the top of the mountain with splendid views of Como and beyond to...

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  • 17. Birthplace of Volta

    (Under construction)Alessandro Volta was an important man of his day and should be of ours too. He is credited with inventing the battery and also messure of...

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  • 18. Basilica di San Fedele

    One of the two most recognizable buildings in Como, the Basilica di San Fedele, is located in the center of the old, walled city. The Romanesque-style church is...

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  • 19. What IS this??

    Keep an eye out for unusual foilage, flowers, plants - I'm betting you find something you've not seen before.These berries grace the wall outside the little...

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  • 20. Volta Lighthouse

    The Volta Lighthouse is standing on a hill in San Maurizio, 150 metres above Brunate. From Brunate you can follow a walking path up to the lighthouse and it...

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  • 21. Funicular ride

    I took the funicular from the Como lakeside up the mountain, there is a large church and a nice hotel bar, following the sign panorama for a walk of about 20...

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  • 22. Auguri - greetings in the Lights of Night

    If you visit Como during the Christmas season, you are in for very special treats because the Comune of Como goes all out - from extra little trains that take...

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  • 23. Skater or Spectator - its a joy!

    The young people are having a great time ice skating every day here by the lake at Piazza Cavour. Didn't bring your skates? Rent them right there by the...

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  • 24. Day Trip To Milan

    Milan is just 40 minutes by train from Como. Make sure you catch one to Milan Central Station though, because there are several stations in Milan and I went to...

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  • 25. Duomo di Como (Cathedral)

    In the middle of the historic centre of Como is the Duomo di Como (Como Cathedral). It first became a place of worship in 1396 and further parts were gradually...

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