Como

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Como which includes a lake or waterhole, landscape views and mountains
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

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Como City Centre

5/5(129 area reviews)

Como City Centre is popular for its panoramic lake views. Explore top sights like Piazza Vittoria and Como Cathedral, and you can get around town on the metro at Como Nord Lago Station.

Como City Centre
Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Lungo Lario Trieste, 16, Como, CO
The price is $385 per night from May 20 to May 21
$385
$435 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Como. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
"Beautiful experience! The woman who checked us in was wonderful! (Sorry I don’t remember her name.) Thank you for the larger room!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Palace Hotel
Hilton Lake Como
Hilton Lake Como
4 out of 5
Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
The price is $394 per night from May 20 to May 21
$394
$450 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Como. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
9/10 Wonderful! (575 reviews)
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Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Hilton Lake Como
Hotel Metropole Suisse
Hotel Metropole Suisse
4 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 19, Como, CO
The price is $221 per night from May 21 to May 22
$221
$255 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Como. Enjoy breakfast (surcharge), room service, and onsite spa services. Our guests praise the breakfast and ...
8/10 Very Good! (981 reviews)
"A wonderful old hotel with modern service standards. Reception staff particularly helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Hotel Metropole Suisse
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.
Residence Diaz
Residence Diaz
Via Diaz, 86, Como, CO
Book a stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Como. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle (surcharge), and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Como-Brunate ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (194 reviews)
"The apartment was perfect for my daughter and I. It’s centrally located and walkable to everything in Como. Only a 12 minute walk to the central station. A good grocery store just down the street. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend. The staff were very helpful and friendly."

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Residence Diaz
Palazzo Odescalchi
Palazzo Odescalchi
Via Rodari 2a, Como, Provincia di Como
Stay at this apartment in Como. Enjoy rainfall showerheads and an in-room espresso maker. Popular attractions Como-Brunate Funicular and Torre del Comune are ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (10 reviews)
"Great convenient location."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2023

Palazzo Odescalchi
Casa di Diego
Casa di Diego
Via Vitani 7, Como, Provincia di Como
Stay at this apartment in Como. Enjoy free WiFi, rainfall showerheads, and air conditioning. Popular attractions Como-Brunate Funicular and Torre del Comune ...
8/10 Very Good! (1 review)
"Very nicely located property. 5-8 minutes to the water. Less than 1 km to train. Very competitive price. Only complaints, as they may be important to some renters. 4th floor walkup is 80 stairs to unit. Could be too much for some. Would've thought there would be instant coffee. Some would want tea. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Casa di Diego
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.