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Como
Travel Guide

Como-Brunate Funicular which includes 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.

Where to stay in Como

Hotel Metropole Suisse
Hotel Metropole Suisse
4 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 19, Como, CO
The price is $184 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Cavour and Como Cathedral. Teatro Sociale and Casa del Fascio are also within 10 ...
4/5Very Good! (827 reviews)
"At the barhroom there was Electric wire sticking out"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Hotel Metropole Suisse
Hilton Lake Como
Hilton Lake Como
4 out of 5
Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
The price is $285 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
This family-friendly Como hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Villa Saporiti, Villa Olmo, and Piazza Cavour. Como Cathedral and Como-Brunate ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (291 reviews)
"Great stay, perfect hotel, friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Hilton Lake Como
Hotel Villa Flori
Hotel Villa Flori
4 out of 5
Via Cernobbio, 12, Como, CO
The price is $315 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
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 mi ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (726 reviews)
"amazing view of the lake"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Hotel Villa Flori
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.
Privilege Apartments
Privilege Apartments
4 out of 5
Via Rossino, 3, Vimercate, MB
The price is $75 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 9
Situated in the suburbs, this residence is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hospital of Desio and Vimercate, Centro Commerciale Torri Bianche, and Energy Park. Acquaworld ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)
Be Careful! Don't Trust The Photos
"Even though the apartment is newly renovated, there are stink bugs everywhere in my room. Water is still leaking out of the shower even with the door closed. At the time of my stay, the AC is broken so the room is very hot and uncomfortable. You can not open the windows because bugs are everywhere ..."

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Privilege Apartments
Rose
Rose
2.5 out of 5
Vicolo Ombroso 4, Lugano
The price is $208 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Situated in Lugano, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Funicolare Monte Brè - Cassarate Station and Lake Lugano. Lugano Exhibition Centre and Palazzo ...
Rose
Casa Gialla
Casa Gialla
3.5 out of 5
Via al Lago 9, Pugerna, Arogno, TI
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casinò di Campione and Lake Lugano. Swissminiatur is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"Im grossen und ganzen eine gute Unterkunft für den Preis. Leider keine Terasse oder Balkon, dafür aber ein Innenhof für die Raucher. Sehr ruhige Lage aber wiederum etwas abseits. Swissminiatur in 15 min mit dem Auto und Lugano 30 min erreichbar."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Casa Gialla
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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