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Private Walking Tour Discovering Como
"Get ready for an amazing walking tour in the historical center of Como to discover its main highlights two hours long entirety by foot. The walk begins from Piazza Cavour the main square in town called “Comaschi’s living room” few steps away is the Piazza Volta with the monument of Alessandro Volta inventor of the first electric battery in 1799 .The ancient quarter Cortesella with old medieval houses makes you feel to be in a city with a deep and special soul; Via Vitani with its layout its simple but elegant grey stone architectures and fine stores takes us back to far periodsThe majestic white marble Duomo is the main highlight of Como downtown! It was built during four centuries (XIV-XVIII) and so it shows us its different ar
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Private Walking Tour Discovering Como
"Get ready for an amazing walking tour in the historical center of Como to discover its main highlights two hours long entirety by foot. The walk begins from Piazza Cavour the main square in town called “Comaschi’s living room” few steps away is the Piazza Volta with the monument of Alessandro Volta inventor of the first electric battery in 1799 .The ancient quarter Cortesella with old medieval houses makes you feel to be in a city with a deep and special soul; Via Vitani with its layout its simple but elegant grey stone architectures and fine stores takes us back to far periodsThe majestic white marble Duomo is the main highlight of Como downtown! It was built during four centuries (XIV-XVIII) and so it shows us its different ar
From EUR159.00
 
Private Walking Tour Discovering Como
"Get ready for an amazing walking tour in the historical center of Como to discover its main highlights two hours long entirety by foot. The walk begins from Piazza Cavour the main square in town called “Comaschi’s living room” few steps away is the Piazza Volta with the monument of Alessandro Volta inventor of the first electric battery in 1799 .The ancient quarter Cortesella with old medieval houses makes you feel to be in a city with a deep and special soul; Via Vitani with its layout its simple but elegant grey stone architectures and fine stores takes us back to far periodsThe majestic white marble Duomo is the main highlight of Como downtown! It was built during four centuries (XIV-XVIII) and so it shows us its different ar
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Villa Olmo Palace

Favorite thing Villa Olmo

Located along the South West shores of Lake Como is this lovely palace facing the lake. It has beautiful gardens and well manicured lawns. This place is one of the tourist destination in this commune city and is so popular. We went here on the 31st of October 2013 after taking a train from Milan where we got picked up by a friend in a nearby train station, he drove us here. French leader Napoleon Bonaparte made this his headquarters for a short period of time when he invaded Italy.

Just outside the premise is a monument dedicated to the Italian soldiers who fought in war. Also next to it is a beautiful restaurant called "Ristorante Villa Olmo" that serves great pastas, pizzas desserts and many more.

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Jan 02, 2016

Villa Olmo Facade

Favorite thing "The neoclassical inspiration of Simone Cantoni fully manifests itself in the design of the villa's facade; a central body with five wide entrances in the median zone, above which rise six Ionic style columns. The roof of the villa is surronded by a balustrade interrupted by a large coat of arms of the Visconti di Modrone dukes. Especially striking is the great number of windows which give light to every room and which provide views of the lake and the garden of incomparable natural beaty. "

http://iride.unipv.it/camp95/villaolmo.html

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Aurorae
Feb 01, 2005

The Tree

Favorite thing I wonder what was the tree villa was named after like, if it was as beautiful and impressive as this one behind the villa, in its back yard. I also wonder how this tree looks like under the snow cover in winter, if it ever snows in Como!!! Very rarely I hear... The tree and the grass are always green, no matter the season!

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Aurorae
Feb 01, 2005

Villa Olmo back gardens

Favorite thing Passing through two arches, you arrive to the back yard of the villa, which is nothing special, except for the impressive tree and a small neoclassical temple. It's a popular area for dogs as there is a big grass meadow.

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Feb 01, 2005
 
 
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Villa Olmo gardens

Favorite thing The villa is situated in the middle of a wonderful garden, that exteds on both sides. The front part is nicely decorated and overlooks the lake. Its central area is full of statues of pagan deities and a nice fountain, which is frozen in winter if it's too cold, which gives even more interesting seal to the place.

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Feb 01, 2005

The Warrior

Favorite thing As mentioned already, villa Olmo's frontal park contains some statues of pagan deities, usually Roman warriors, like this one very close to the lakeside entrance.

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Feb 01, 2005
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Basilica di San Fedele

If you're not totally burnt out on visiting old churches by the time you get to Como, let me recommend the Basilica of San Fedele as well worthy of checking out. It is a quiet and soothing refuge from...
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Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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Piazza Cavour

Roam around the streets to see the old buildings in a range of periods - prominent feature of the Como skyline when looking from across the lake and huge when looking down from the viewpoint on the...
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Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo is the most famous villa in Como (the town), and the most important one. It's situated a bit outside of city center, along the beautiful lake promenade full of nice villas. It's in the...
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Isola Comacina

Isola Comacina is a beautiful island in lake Como, just across and very near to Sala Comacina, a charming little town on the shore. At Isola Comacina there are many villas, one of them was used in the...
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Villa Melzi

The Villa Melzi is a short walk from the centre of Bellagio along a promenade lined with oleander trees. The Villa was built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d'Eril, who was vice president...
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