Como

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Como-Brunate Funicular which includes a bay or harbour and a bridge

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.

Hilton Lake Como
Hilton Lake Como
4 out of 5
Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
The price is AU$171 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
This family-friendly Como hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Villa Olmo and Villa Saporiti. Piazza Cavour and Como-Brunate Funicular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (348 reviews)
"Gorgeous, new and modern. Beds were super comfy and the bathroom was huge- especially for European standards! Loved the hotel and had a great stay. Will definitely return. The only bummer was the price of the breakfast- 20 euro per person; expensive for our budget and compared to other hotels in ..."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Hilton Lake Como
Hotel Villa Flori
Hotel Villa Flori
4 out of 5
Via Cernobbio, 12, Como, CO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$221 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Situated near the airport, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Villa Bernasconi, Villa Olmo, and Piazza Cavour. Como-Brunate Funicular is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (752 reviews)
"The restaurant in the hotel is superb Staffs are very friendly Hotel itself is very classy & located in convenient spot close to lake como city center Also only 15 minutes drive to cross the boarder into Switzerland 🇨🇭"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2022

Hotel Villa Flori
Albergo Terminus Hotel
Albergo Terminus Hotel
4 out of 5
Lungo Lario Trieste 14, Como, CO
The price is AU$252 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Como City Centre, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Piazza Cavour, Como-Brunate Funicular, and Villa Olmo. Torre del Comune and Broletto Plaza ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (572 reviews)
PERFECT
"AMAZING vacation , great location close to everything, Great service- thank you Claudia for everything !!! we stayed at room 300- beautiful terrace, It was magical, great experience - Definitely will come back"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

Albergo Terminus Hotel
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Italianway - Coloniola 16
Italianway - Coloniola 16
Via Coloniola 16, Como, Provincia di Como
Situated in Como, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Como-Brunate Funicular, Piazza Cavour and Villa Olmo. Casa del Fascio and Teatro Sociale ...
Italianway - Coloniola 16
Italianway - Mugiasca 8
Italianway - Mugiasca 8
Via Mugiasca, 8, Como
Situated in Como, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Piazza Vittoria, Piazza Cavour and Como-Brunate Funicular. Villa Olmo is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) ...
Italianway - Mugiasca 8
Italianway  - Vitani 30
Italianway - Vitani 30
Via Vitani 30, Como, Provincia di Como
Located in Como City Centre, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Como Cathedral, Piazza Cavour and Como-Brunate Funicular. Villa Olmo is 1.2 ...
Italianway - Vitani 30
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