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Sacro Monte of Varese Unesco World Heritage Site Walking Tour
"Meet your group and local guide at the First Chapel then ascend the mountain to see the 14 Chapels representing Jesus's life. Your guide will share the history of each chapel as you travel for 1.5-hours along a 2 km (approximately 1 mile) cobblestone pat the group will visit the permanent Presepe followed by the Sanctuary which is a little gem of baroque art. The guide will show the group the wooden statue of the Black Madonna (30 min). After the Sanctuary spend about 30 minutes visiting the little village of Santa Maria del Monte where it is possible to see mural paintings and stunning views from the windows of typical underpasses. There will be a brief rest stop at the Emporio Shop where visitors can sample local products and do some shopping. The bus will wait for the group at the parking lot located a few minutes walk from the Sanctuary.""""Guided 3-hour walking tour to discover Varese's Sacro Monte
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Private Tour: Lake Como and Valtellina Day Trip with Lunch and Wine-Tasting from Milan
"From Milan (Central train station) take the train to Varenna (approx. 1-hour) a charming little village on the Lake Como right in front of Bellagio another renowned 'treasure' of the lake. Your guide will meet you upon your arrival and you will enjoy a short tour of the picturesque village. Walk through the labyrinth of typically narrow streets some of them built over the rock and cliff right above the water and enjoy a breathtaking view. Then you will drive all the way up to Valtellina which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of lake Como. Your guide will drive as much as possible off the main roads so that you can go through some tiny and pristine villages clinging to the mountains. You will stop for lunch (local wine included)
From EUR165.00
 
Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with MilanoCard
"With your MilanoCard 24h handy hop aboard one of Milan’s vintage trams and begin exploring. Milan mixes centuries of history with impressive modern architecture and the MilanoCard brings you closer to all of it. Mingle with the fashionistas soak up the atmosphere and marvel at the stunning scenery — the MilanoCard is your key to the best Milan has to offer!Wander through ancient piazzas to discover city gems such as the Royal Villa and its gardens or explore Milan’s famous cathedral Duomo di Milano. Construction of the cathedral began in 1386 and took almost six centuries. It stands today as the fifth largest cathedral in the world.Hop off at Piazza Castello and enjoy discounted access to Sforza Castle an imposing stone fortress with a history dating back to the 15th century. Sforza Castle houses some of Milan’s finest art collections alongside an array of magnificent museums. Perhaps jump back on the tram and head to Piazza Scala to visit La Scala considered by many to be the most famous opera house in the world. Alternatively
From EUR15.00

More Shopping in Como

Outdoor Market

It was just great fun shopping here - the best of the region was assembled in lovely little wooden concession stands. I found intricate carved wooden toys for the kids back home - and some cozy...
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icunme
Dec 31, 2007

Santa fills his sleigh here!

The lovliest handcrafts and wonderful delicacies from the surrounding area can be had here. Local vendors are joyfully displaying their items in wooden A-shaped booths decorated with Christmas lights....
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icunme
Dec 04, 2007

Como's outdoor flea market

What was once a charming outdoor marketplace has turned into a hodge-podge flea market - with vendors packed into the space along the historic wall - most of what you will see is from China. We are...
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icunme
Nov 10, 2007

Around the stadium

I'm not sure if there still is the possibility to buy souvenirs as scarves and matchshirts outside the stadium i Como.When they were playing in Serie A you could buy everything you wanted there,...
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Calcio
Dec 19, 2004

la tessitura

To me shopping is often more about the experience than the bargains. This probably helps explains why I don't buy much. If you have ever shopped in Filene's Basement then you'll understand when I say,...
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tpal
Nov 04, 2004

market

All day Saturday, or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, you can wander around the main local market. Most of it trails in an L-shape around the edge of the old city walls, completely taking over the...
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Flamegirl
May 22, 2004
 
 
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Outdoor Market

Now, this is more like it - a charming group of local vendors in Piazza Cavour - the exhibit of hand made wood items was especially lovely.
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icunme
Nov 13, 2007

One of the oldest fancy cakes shops of the city

Belli is one of the oldest fancy cakes shops of the city. It's nice to stay and eat something here or also just for a coffe.it's a bit expensive.
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Jan 25, 2003

Top Hotels in Como

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Via Lungo Lario Trieste 16, Como, Lake Como, 22100, Italy
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Piazza Cavour 1, Como, Lake Como, 22100, Italy
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Piazza Cavour 19, Como, Lake Como, 22100, Italy
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Piazza A. Volta, 16, Como, Lake Como, 22100, Italy
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Via Mentana 28, Como, Lake Como, 22100, Italy
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Via Garibaldi, 33, Como, Lake Como, 22100, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Como

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Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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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Funicular

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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Citta Murata - Historical Center

I found the best way to visit Como's Citta Murata was to just wander around the streets soaking up the atmosphere. There are a few museums and historical attractions here but the highlight is...
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Walks

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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Lake

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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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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"COMO - Central jewel in the crown of Lago di Como"
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"Como, by the lake"
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