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Piazza Vittoria

Admire the statue of a towering military leader from Italy’s history and see Como’s ancient city walls when you visit this attractive square. 

During your time in Como, stop by the Piazza Vittoria to see historic architecture and a statue of a legendary Italian military leader.

At the heart of the piazza is an impressive sculpture of the Italian general and politician Giuseppe Garibaldi. He was a major figure in the country’s history and the monument is a tribute to his victory at the Battle of San Fermo. During this short conflict in 1859, his forces drove an occupying army of Austrian soldiers out of Como. This century-old statue was designed by Swiss-born sculptor Vincenzo Vela and replaced a sculpture of Francis I of Austria, which was destroyed after the unification of Italy.

Take time to admire the elegant buildings that surround the square, characterized by soft hues, shuttered windows and wrought iron balconies. Go up to the tall stone tower located opposite the square’s northern edge, part of Como’s old 12th-century city walls. There is a nice photo opportunity from the middle of the square, when you stand behind the statue of Garibaldi and include the tower with the hilltop village of Brunate in the background. 

Stroll south from the square along Via Milano, where colorful houses double up as hotels, shops and restaurants. Stop for a break at a café or take in the views of the lake and its hills from one of the benches on the square.

Situated just outside of Como’s medieval walls, Piazza Vittoria is a 5-minute walk from Piazza Cavour and the Lake Como waterfront. Public buses stop at the square and metered street parking is available close by. While here, you might want to visit the nearby attractions. Pick up additional insights into the importance of Garibaldi’s contributions to Italy at the Garibaldi History Museum. Learn about the area’s ancient past at the Paolo Giovio Archaeology Museum and study medieval and renaissance art at the Civic Art Gallery.


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Palace Hotel

Lungo Lario Trieste, 16, Como, CO
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Cavour and Cathedral of Como. Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano) and Como-Brunate Funicular are also within 10 minutes. Como Nord Lago Station is only a 3-minute walk and Como San Giovanni Station is 12 minutes.

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    B&B Hotel COMO City Center

    B&B Hotel COMO City Center

    Viale Innocenzo XI, 15, Como, Como
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Como, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of Sant'Abbondio and Cathedral of Como. Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano) and Villa Olmo are also within 1 mi (2 km). Como San Giovanni Station is only a 5-minute walk and Como Nord Lago Station is 15 minutes.

      Albergo Le Due Corti $132
      Albergo Le Due Corti

      Albergo Le Due Corti

      Piazza Vittoria 12, Como, CO
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Vittoria and Cathedral of Como. Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano) and Como-Brunate Funicular are also within 1 mi (2 km). Como Nord Lago Station is 13 minutes by foot and Como San Giovanni Station is 16 minutes.

        B&B Hotel Como $65
        B&B Hotel Como

        B&B Hotel Como

        Via Pasquale Paoli 21, Como, CO
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Castello Baradello and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cathedral of Como and Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano). Como-Brunate Funicular is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away. Como Albate-Camerlata Station is 18 minutes by foot and Albate-Trecallo Station is 28 minutes.

          Hilton Lake Como $286
          Hilton Lake Como

          Hilton Lake Como

          Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this spa property is within a 15-minute walk of Villa Olmo and Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano). Cathedral of Como and Como-Brunate Funicular are also within 2 mi (3 km). Como San Giovanni Station is 16 minutes by foot and Como Nord Lago Station is 23 minutes.

            Hotel Barchetta Excelsior $184
            Hotel Barchetta Excelsior

            Hotel Barchetta Excelsior

            Piazza Cavour 1, Como, CO
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is steps from Piazza Cavour and Cathedral of Como. Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano) and Como-Brunate Funicular are also within 10 minutes. Como Nord Lago Station is 6 minutes by foot and Como San Giovanni Station is 9 minutes.

              Hotel Como $125
              Hotel Como

              Hotel Como

              Via Mentana 28, Como, CO
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Como, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Piazza San Rocco and Cathedral of Como. Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano) and Como-Brunate Funicular are also within 2 mi (3 km). Como Nord Lago Station is 19 minutes by foot and Como San Giovanni Station is 24 minutes.

                Bed and Breakfast Storico $97
                Bed and Breakfast Storico

                Bed and Breakfast Storico

                VIA GIOVIO 28, Como
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Como City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Civic Art Gallery (Pinacoteca Civica) and Cathedral of Como. Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano) and Como-Brunate Funicular are also within 1 mi (2 km). Como Nord Lago Station is 11 minutes by foot and Como San Giovanni Station is 14 minutes.