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Como City

Como City, situated on the banks of the lake, is encircled by enchanting hills and couldn't be easier to visit. Travelling from Milan to Como takes less than one hour by train and even less time by car. There are many interesting sites to visit whilst meandering through the streets of Como, historical monuments, beautiful villas and breath-taking sights.

The historic centre is located inside the ancient city walls where there are many shops and boutiques, and plenty of cafes for you to rest, enjoy the view and have a well earned refreshment.
Today Como is a dynamic, business city with an important history in textile (mainly silk) manufacturing and trading. Due to this traditional textile industry the city is commonly referred to as the Silk Capital.


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 La cittÓ Murata - the walled city

The expression - cittÓ murata - indicates the quadrangular area included between the walls risen betw ...
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 The funicular railway - Brunate

The Como-Brunate railroad, that connects the lake with the mountains, was opened in December 1894.

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 The Cathedral

The cathedral is the result of more than four centuries of working; the construction began in 1396 on the anci ...
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 Basilica of San Fedele

It is in the center of the city, in the homonymous public square; it comes from the addition of a longitudinal ...
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 The Broletto

Remarkable building with a gothic facade with white, grey, and red marble belts, flanked from the civic tower ...
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 Volta's temple

In the 1899 we already had the possibility to visit the Voltiana Exposure, full of manuscripts and instruments ...
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 Teatro Sociale

Built to a design by Giuseppe Cusi (1811-13), on the area of the destroyed castle called the Round Tower. It ...
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 Villa Olmo

The villa, built in neoclassical style, was commissioned from marquis Innocenzo Odescalchi and built up on a p ...
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 War Memorial

The tower, 33 meters high, with large windows and completely covered with stone of Aurisina and Reppen, rises ...
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 Porta Torre

It is the oldest and imposing medieval towers remained. It is the central one, and was erected in 1192 along w ...
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 Novocomum

It is the most accomplished early work of Italian Rationalism, built between 1927 and 1929, the architect Gius ...
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 Pinacoteca - Volpi Palace

Erected between 1610 and 1630 by Bishop Vulpiano Volpi, in forms that echo the style of Galeazzo Alessi and Pe ...
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 Casa del Fascio - Terragni Palace

It rises outside the perimeter of the walled city, on the Public square called Piazza del Popolo and is the mo ...
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 Castel Baradello

rful structure risen in dominant position, rebuilt by the Barbarossa towards the half of XII century.
The ...
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 Camerlata Fountain

Its planners were the architect Cesar Cattaneo and the painter Mario Radice. The idea was born in 1935 but the ...
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 Basilica of Sant' Abbondio

It is a meaningful example of Lombardic Romanesque architecture and masterpiece of the comacini masters. It ro ...
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See also:

 • North lake Como »
 • Central lake Como »
 • Lecco's branch »
 • Como's branch »
 • Lecco City »
 • D'Intelvi Valley »
 • Valsassina »
 • Ceresio »


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