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Como

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.

Top hotels in Como

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Lake Como
Hilton Lake Como
The price is RM982 per night

This family-friendly Como property is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Villa Saporiti, Villa Olmo and Piazza Cavour. Cathedral Basilica of Como ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (239 reviews)

"Nice property and would stay there again next time we are in Como."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Hilton Lake Como
Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is RM920 per night

Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Cavour and Cathedral Basilica of Como. Como-Brunate Funicular and Villa Olmo are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Miy muy bueno restaurantes favoloso personales exagerado de cordiales"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Palace Hotel
Hotel Villa Flori
Hotel Villa Flori
4 out of 5
The price is RM833 per night

Situated on a lake, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Villa Bernasconi and Villa Olmo. Piazza Cavour and Cathedral Basilica of Como are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (689 reviews)

"The hotel had such an amazing view. We were there for New Years Eve and decided to cancel our plans and watch the fireworks from our balcony instead. There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel and also a ferry service that runs every 30min that takes you to the city center. The breakfast was ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020

Hotel Villa Flori

Popular places to visit in Como

Como-Brunate Funicular
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Como-Brunate Funicular

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Travel to the hilltop village of Brunate on a funicular railway that is more than 100 years old. Once there, enjoy gorgeous views and follow trails through the hills. 

Piazza Cavour
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Piazza Cavour

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Uninterrupted views of Lake Como, architecturally impressive landmarks and people watching from café terraces make this one of Como’s most popular squares.  

Villa Olmo
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Villa Olmo

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Visit this waterfront mansion to appreciate its neoclassical architecture, peruse art exhibitions and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Como from the baroque garden. 

Top things to do in Como

Lake Como & Bellagio Full-Day Tour
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Lake Como & Bellagio Full-Day Tour

RM430
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Lake Como with Bellagio & Lugano Day Trip
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Lake Como with Bellagio & Lugano Day Trip

RM485
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna
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Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna

RM410
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Express
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Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Express

RM701
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Lake Como Sightseeing Tour from Como
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Lake Como Sightseeing Tour from Como

RM285
Per adult
Enchanting Como - 1 Day Self-Guided Tour from Milan
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Enchanting Como - 1 Day Self-Guided Tour from Milan

RM169
Per adult

Reviews of Como

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2019

It would be better to come in the summer. We had rain for the 4 days we were there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Nov 2019

You can get the ferry everywhere - we went up to Bellagio on the fast ferry from como and got the slow ferry back so we saw all the stops on the way. We ate in Lago restaurnt right on the front by the fenicular railway which was def worth the 5.50 E

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Nov 2019

Wonderful experience, excellent location - so many beautiful places are easily accessible from Como.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Oct 2019

Beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Oct 2019

Beuitiful place,quite expensive eating out but had a lovely time there

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Sep 2019

Fantastic

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