The city of Como is located at the south eastern tip of Lake Como . Well known for it’s scenic roads and placid views of the lake, and of course for being the place where celebrities like George Clooney buy villas or John Legend get married. The city center of Como is a charming Roman city of cobbled stone streets and corner cafes.
The lake’s namesake, Como sits at the southwestern tip of the lake. It is one f Lombardy’s oldest cities and the city center is surrounded by a stone wall built by order of Julius Caesar to protect the city. If you have ever used a battery operated appliance, you should thank Alessandro Volta, physicist and inventor of the electric battery (late 1700’s) and a native of Como. You can visit the Tempio Voltiano – science and history exhibit with Volta’s lab equipment. Also don’t miss: Duomo di Como (cathedral) , go to see an exhibit or get some summer sun on the Lido terrace at Villa Olmo, and of course roam the boutiques shopping in the historic city center. The Palace Hotel is in the heart of the city, walking distance to points of interest. If you happen to be there in winter, Como has a winning Christmas light display.
Suggested Tour: Private Walking Tour of Como
Tourist attractions in the city of Como
- Lake Como views
- City center shopping
- Il Duomo (Cathedral)
- Basilica of Sant’Abbondio
- Villa Olmo
- Tempio Voltiano
- Teatro Sociale
- Broletto (the city’s medieval town hall)
- Casa del Fascio