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Como

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Como-Brunate Funicular showing a bay or harbor and a bridge

The “City of Silk,” overlooking Lake Como and bordered by the Swiss Alps, charms with its cafe culture, ornate churches and luxury silk trade.

Located right on the border of Italy and Switzerland in Lombardy, this city is the largest of the many villages bordering Lake Como. Take time out to relax by the lake in one of the many outdoor cafes, and discover the art, history, and designer silk and textile work of this highly productive silk-growing region. Wander through the historic streets to discover ornate churches and palaces before a lunch of Risotto al Pesce Persico, featuring perch caught fresh from the lake.

Learn about the history of silk weaving and craftsmanship in the Educational Silk Museum. Admire the fine textures and patterns displayed in the silk boutiques around the city. Discover some of Como’s historic architecture in the Piazza San Fedele, where the Romanesque Basilica of San Fedele displays incredible 16th-century frescoes.

Luxury mansions and villas from various centuries make this city an architectural delight. Many of these old buildings are now used to accommodate visitors, and the attached gardens are often open to the public. Visit the impressive Villa Olmo, where Napoleon was once a guest. Wander through the gardens and have a glass of wine by the lake. Try one of the restaurants in the city’s many piazzas, where you’ll be treated to local polenta dishes, marinated and sun-dried fish, and gelato.

Base yourself in Como to take boat tours and discover the towns and villages dotting the lake’s edge. The tiny town of Brunate in the hills behind Como is accessible via a scenic funicular ride, and offers stunning views over the lake and Como’s attractive architecture. For adventurous types, the hiking trails leading off from Brunate to nearby towns offer incredible vistas peeking through the forest of the paths.

Como is an easy 30-mile (50-kilometer) drive from Milan, and is also accessible by inexpensive trains leaving from Milan’s airport and its city center. Get around Como using buses and taxis.

Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Lungo Lario Trieste, 16, Como, CO
The price is RM956 per night from 18 Aug to 18 Aug
Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Cavour and Como Cathedral. Como-Brunate Funicular and Villa Olmo are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (978 reviews)
"The lake view was beautiful and the breakfast was very nice."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2021

Palace Hotel
Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
4 out of 5
Via per Cernobbio, 41a, Como, CO
The price is RM1,347 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
This family-friendly Como resort is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Villa Bernasconi and Villa Olmo. Piazza Cavour and Como Cathedral are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (525 reviews)
A great family outing at the Sheraton Lake Como.
"We had an amazing stay at this great hotel on the beautifully lake Como. The pool was great and the food in the restaurants too. Their COVID-19 policy is very good as well."

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
Hotel Villa Flori
Hotel Villa Flori
4 out of 5
Via Cernobbio, 12, Como, CO
The price is RM1,411 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Situated on a lake, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Villa Bernasconi and Villa Olmo. Piazza Cavour and Como Cathedral are also within 2 miles ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (727 reviews)
"amazing view of the lake"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2020

Hotel Villa Flori
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La Perla by Sedar
La Perla by Sedar
Viale fratelli rosselli 1, Como
Situated in Como, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano), Piazza Cavour and Como Cathedral. Como-Brunate Funicular ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
"Air conditioning was not working properly. Door locks to enter and exit the room are a bit complex and maybe not necessary??"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

La Perla by Sedar
Residenza Acqua Terra Fuoco
Residenza Acqua Terra Fuoco
via varesina 129, Como, CO
This family-friendly Como apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Castello Baradello and Piazza San Rocco. Como Cathedral and Piazza Cavour are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Nice apartment complex with 4 suites and A/C!!
"We had a great experience staying here will visiting Como for a few days. Location is not wlking distance to the lake but is a fast 5-8 minute drive or you can rake the bus that drops you off right in front of the location. Very convenient. Marco was very nice in helping us get situated. I was disappointed ..."

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2019

Residenza Acqua Terra Fuoco
My Home In Como - Exclusive Atticex
My Home In Como - Exclusive Atticex
Via Cinque Giornate 72, Como, Provincia di Como
Located in Como City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Como Cathedral and Piazza Cavour. Como-Brunate Funicular and Villa Olmo are ...
My Home In Como - Exclusive Atticex
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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