Things to do in Lake Como

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Lake Como must see attractions

1. Villa del Balbianello

Villa del Balbianello is set in a commanding location on the edge of a wooded promontory that juts out from the coastline. Stroll around the handsome building befitting this striking setting and find well-landscaped gardens and an interesting museum.
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As one of Lake Como’s most iconic landmarks, it’s easy to see why this historic villa has served as the setting for a number of popular movies.

2. Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo is a magnificent late 18th-century neoclassical mansion overlooking the southwestern arm of Lake Como. Today, the former home of aristocrats and the wealthy elite is now a venue for important art exhibitions and other cultural activities. See works by great European artists and then enjoy a stroll through its beautiful baroque garden.
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Visit this waterfront mansion to appreciate its neoclassical architecture, peruse art exhibitions and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Como from the baroque garden.

3. Como-Brunate Funicular

The Funicular Como-Brunate is an historic funicular railway that connects the lakeside town of Como with the pretty alpine village of Brunate. Admire sweeping views of Lake Como and rugged hills as you climb, and then traverse the countryside surrounding Brunate.
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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.

4. Piazza Cavour

Elegant and animated Piazza Cavour is Como’s main square and a focal point of the city’s historic center. It is a place to enjoy views of Lake Como and its surrounding hills, to admire striking architecture and to be part of festivals and cultural events.
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Uninterrupted views of Lake Como, architecturally impressive landmarks and people watching from café terraces make this one of Como’s most popular squares.

5. Villa Carlotta

The waterfront Villa Carlotta holds a collection of fine art featuring works by Antonio Canova and Francesco Hayez, as well as a glorious garden that blooms with sweetly scented flowers and shrubs. Browse the bounty of art inside, wander around one of Europe’s best displays of colorful flora and steal a moment’s peace in the traditional Japanese bamboo garden.
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Nestled on the edge of Lake Como, this 18th-century villa is a paradise for lovers of fine art and fine gardens.

6. Como Cathedral

You can find out about the history of Como with a visit to Como Cathedral. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.
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You can find out about the history of Como with a visit to Como Cathedral. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

What to do in Lake Como

Free Things to Do in Lake Como

A vacation in Lake Como need not cost a fortune. You can leave your wallet behind if you check out:

Bellagio Port - Pull out your guidebook and learn why this place deserves a spot on your itinerary.

San Martino Church - Get a better understanding of the local religion at this holy site.

Riva Bianca - Keep an eye out for delicate shells and other treasures washed up along the foreshore here.

La Punta Spartivento - Take your camera and let Mother Nature spark a sense of awe in you.

Villa Serbelloni - Revitalize your mind and soul by spending some time in nature.

Things to Do in Lake Como with Kids

Lake Como is a fabulous destination for a family break. Take the little ones along and have a go at these family friendly experiences together:


 

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