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Vintage Fiat 500 Tour in Milan
"During the 30-minute tour ""Fast Tour"" you will see the heart of the city the Sforza Castle the Montenapoleone Luxury District the Brera Art District the Scala Opera House Modern Art Gallery Modern Art Pavillion
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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Step aboard the Milan city hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops along the three available bus routes. With more than 30 stops to choose from you can easily find a stop that’s convenient for you.Find a seat on the open-air double decker bus and look out at the sights of Milan. Stay on Line A (red line) for its total 90-minute route and pass by the 14th-century Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Ca the world-renowned La Scala opera house and Piazza Duomo the square where Milan Cathedral (Duomo) stands.Line B (blue line) boasts highlights including the historic Porta Venezia city gate Il Cenacolo Vinciano and Palazzo Lombardia home to Milan’s modern skyscrapers. Jump aboard line C (green line) to see the Monumental Cemetery or San Siro football stadium. Then disembark at San Babila to browse the luxury stores on Milan’s fashionable Via Montenapoleone.Pick out the places that you want to see most and create your own perfect sightseeing experience. Want a closer look at one of Milan’s landmarks? Go ahead a
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Villa Necchi Campiglio Small-Group Tour
"Villa Necchi Campiglio is a magnificent treasure of art and architecture in the centre of Milan.The Villa was built by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935 for the family of Angelo Campiglio his wife Gigina Necchi and his sister-in-law Nedda.The world of the Necchi Campiglio family was that of bourgeoise Lombard industrialists comfortably well-off but also hard-working and up-to-date whose wealth was based on the invention of the well-known Necchi sewing machine. Portaluppi was succeeded by Tomaso Buzzi who after the second world war imbued the rooms with a more classic
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Como - Daytrip Tips (13)

Can I do Como in a day? - Yes!

I would suggest a full day. Depending on which train you get, but the Central station goes straight to Como in about 3/4 hour to 1 hour (depending) If you go on a Thursday there is a market in the morning in Como city or if on a Saturday, then its all day, around the city walls. Take the Funicular up to Brunate for fantastic views or take an Aliscafo (fast boat) along the lake to Bellagio, or a slow boat along the lake to anywhere as its like a mini lake cruise calling in at all the towns along the way. Lots of other things but depends on what time you have. Top of the lake and along the western shore are super lakeside and mountain walks. Cable car at Argengo up to Pigra for more views. Whatever you do, enjoy the lake and your holiday.

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May 10, 2011

Magnificent Even on a Rainy Day

Lake Como is truly a splendid sight even on a rainy day! We go here by train from Milan Central Station after more than an hour and it was at first cold and miserable for us! however, one look at the lake and its surrounds made us warm up! We enjoyed looking at the wonderful scenery before us. It was s shame the rains stopped us from takign a ride to explore the waters around it. However, around the lake are more attractive sceneries and structures- water features,architectural delights to see and enjoy!

The people are also friendly and speak good English so we didn't have a hard time communicating here. We got some souvenirs and even asked a local to take our family photo who obliged willingly and said he was a student there. He was Italian, but very friendly, a refreshing change from the rather stiff and uninteresting "old" Italians in the ships we sailed on,LOL!

It was a Sunday when we got there but there were lots of shops open too unlike in places like the ports in Spain or in Italy where shops open late or closed on Sundays. It is also near the Swiss border so you could get good views of the Swiss Alps too. I don't blame George Clooney for getting a villa here. The homes along the lake are indeed beautiful and classy!

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May 28, 2010

Peaceful and Impressive Even in the Rains

Going to Lake Como or Lago de Como was easy though we worried about the actual time we were told it would take to go there by train!

After more than hour, we were so glad we did go as despite the rains, it still gave us lots of enjoyment just viweing it and the surrounding area! Of course it is well-known holiday destination of many rich aristocrats, both foreign and local, one of whom is American actor George Clooney. I can easily understand why he got a house there, it is so tranquil and people surprisingly are so friendly here!

We walked along the front side of the lake at the part where lots of shops congregate and also the jump-off point for exploring the other areas around it. However, the weather wasn;t so good so we decided not to take a boat ride after all! But the sights around were enough for us to enjoy a day out here, away from the chaos of Milan!

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May 23, 2010

Lake Como - Natural Attraction

Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District on a day trip from Milan. The fashionable lakeside town of Como is just a short drive from Milan, surrounded by snowcapped mountains.

Lake Como, Lago di Como in Italian, is Italy's most popular lake and also its deepest. Lake Como is shaped like an inverted Y giving it a long perimeter.

The lake is surrounded by beautiful villas and resort villages as well as hiking paths. the lake is popular for boat trips and water activities.

Lake Como, is a popular destination since Roman times, it is the top most romantic travel destination and a great spot for photography lovers.

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Aug 12, 2008
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Side Trip

For those who have time to spare, a side trip to Lake Como is worth the time.

I took a half-day tour (60 Euro) organised through the Milan Tourist Centre at Duomo Square. The departure is from 9am, and drop-off back at the city is about 2pm.

Lake Como is gorgeous - postcard perfect. Viewed from the bus route (they aren't allowed to stop for photo-taking opps), Como is what you would imagine a little village in the mountains to be. Except that it's not a little village - it's a slice of 'Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous'!

The pace in Como is relaxed and serene. Many little shops to browse around in, and many cafes to sit and people-watch. The hustle and bustle is brought by the tourists, and definitely not the locals. Most of the villas can only be seen from the lake, so it's well-worth taking a ferry/boat trip across the lake. Try to get on a tour, as the guide will provide all the bits of information that makes the trip that much more interesting.

The tour I took was rather rushed, there was hardly any time given for exploring and photo-taking. Part of the tour includes a trip to a nearby silk factory/showroom - I guess that's why we were hustled along, so that our 'time' could be better spent in the showroom. Having said that, the quality of products in the silk factory is very high. And if you take the time to browse, there are good bargains to be found.

For those interested in taking this tour, pack sandwiches and drinks. The tour doesn't include them, and there is not enough time to take photos, as well as make a stop to grab a drink/food.

Nov 17, 2004


30min travel from Milano Central station takes you to peaceful and calm town Como. This place seems like the place where busy Milano people take a precious rest in the weekend. Obviously, Lake Como makes this city famous. You can also see the magnificent duomo in the centre of the town and enjoy the shopping around the duomo.

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Jul 06, 2004

Lake Como

For those who find the buzzing traffic and urban rituals of the city too hectic, take my tip: head to the Nord Stazione(North station), buy a ticket for Lake Como and spend the rest of the day there(or a couple of days if you have the time!).

Situated in the north towards the Swiss border, Lake Como is a tranquil getaway from Milan. And what's more, it is just a mere 45 mins train ride away. While you are there, don't forget to take the funicolare (an ascending/descending tram) that brings you to the top of one of the many scenic mountains for a panoramic view of Lake Como (left). Splendid!!

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Feb 10, 2003

Lake Como Open Air Market

There was an open air market on the Sunday we went. Not sure if they have it every Sunday but it was cool and they sold a little bit of everything. It was right beside this old tower on the walk to Lake Como.

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Nov 17, 2002
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Another great getaway is the...

Another great getaway is the Lago di Como, just on the border to Switzerland. Take the highway until Como and enjoy the view by using the 'funicolare'. But be aware, when walking downhill, the way can be adventurous.

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Aug 26, 2002

In my opinion, Milano is best...

In my opinion, Milano is best visited as a daytrip from Como, which is about an hour north of the city. You can find hostels in Como itself or in Menaggio, farther up the lake. This area provides truly stunning scenery, and many of the towns that cluster around the lake - especially Varenna - are wonderfully charming.

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Aug 25, 2002

The lake of Como is situated...

The lake of Como is situated in the north of Milan. The city of Como is really beautiful and the Duomo is one of the most interesting places as well as the Tempio Voltiano where is it showed the first battery, invented by Volta. There's a cable-railway going up from Como to Brunate. There's a belvedere where you'll see a nice view of the lake and the city.

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Aug 24, 2002

Lake Como

I love walking...along the way I see something that catches my eye and it's always nice to take a pic.

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Nov 17, 2002

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Basilica San Babila

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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

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Chiesa San Pietro in Gessate - Church

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Chiesa San Bernardino alle Ossa - Church

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