Holidays in Piazza Cavour

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Piazza Cavour which includes a ferry, a marina and a coastal town

Uninterrupted views of Lake Como, architecturally impressive landmarks and people watching from café terraces make this one of Como’s most popular squares.  

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.

During medieval times Piazza Cavour was nothing but marshland. The area became Como’s principal port in the 14th century before being turned into an urban square in the latter part of the 19th century.

The north side of the square runs along the shores of Lake Como. Stand at the piazza’s edge or sit on one of the many benches and gaze out across the sparkling water. Watch as boats come and go from the dock, marvel at the surrounding forest-clad hills and look for the Faro Voltiano lighthouse in the distance.

Take time to check out the square’s architecture. Overlooking the west side is the historic Hotel Metropole Suisse, which dates back to 1846. On the opposite side you will find colorful Italianate buildings that house cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlors. Sit at an outdoor terrace, order some refreshments and enjoy people-watching opportunities. Often, you can see street performers here.

Piazza Cavour also hosts events such as artisan fairs, concerts and markets. Try to be here for June’s Swing Crash Festival, a celebration of music from the‘30s and ‘40s with live concerts, dance classes and competitions. Visit the square in December when it hosts a Christmas market. Browse the stalls for handicrafts and souvenirs produced in the Lake Como region.

Situated in the heart of Como’s city center, Piazza Cavour is just a 5-minute walk from the main train station. While you are in the neighborhood, go to the square’s tourism office and collect a free map with information about Como’s major attractions. Combine your visit with a sightseeing trip to the magnificent Cathedral of Como. Then walk along the waterfront to the Funicular Como-Brunate and ride the funicular railway up to the scenic village of Brunate.

2174 Cheap Hotels Near Piazza Cavour

Hotel Metropole Suisse
Hotel Metropole Suisse
4 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 19, Como, CO
The price is AU$170 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Cavour and Como Cathedral. Teatro Sociale and Casa del Fascio are also within 10 ...
4/5 Very Good! (848 reviews)
"Convenient location….close to everything!"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

Hotel Metropole Suisse
Hilton Lake Como
Hilton Lake Como
4 out of 5
Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
The price is AU$249 per night from 18 Nov. to 18 Nov.
This family-friendly Como hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Villa Olmo and Villa Saporiti. Volta Temple (Tempio Voltiano) and Caduti ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (320 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
The price is AU$247 per night from 18 Nov. to 18 Nov.
Situated on the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Villa Bernasconi and Villa Olmo. Villa Erba and Villa Saporiti are also within 1 mile ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (736 reviews)
"The balcony room was divine."

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2021

Hotel Villa Flori
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Albergo Firenze
Albergo Firenze
3 out of 5
Piazza Volta,16, Como
The price is AU$127 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Albergo Firenze
Hilton Lake Como
Hilton Lake Como
4 out of 5
Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
The price is AU$249 per night from 18 Nov. to 18 Nov.
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Hotel Villa Flori
Hotel Villa Flori
4 out of 5
Via Cernobbio, 12, Como, CO
The price is AU$247 per night from 18 Nov. to 18 Nov.
Hotel Villa Flori
Hotel Metropole Suisse
Hotel Metropole Suisse
4 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 19, Como, CO
The price is AU$170 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Hotel Metropole Suisse
Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Lungo Lario Trieste, 16, Como, CO
The price is AU$228 per night from 18 Nov. to 18 Nov.
Palace Hotel
Hotel Barchetta Excelsior
Hotel Barchetta Excelsior
4 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 1, Como, CO
The price is AU$201 per night from 18 Nov. to 18 Nov.
Hotel Barchetta Excelsior
Vista Palazzo Small Luxury Hotel
Vista Palazzo Small Luxury Hotel
5 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 24, Como
The price is AU$1,004 per night from 27 Nov. to 27 Nov.
Vista Palazzo Small Luxury Hotel
Palazzo Albricci Peregrini
Palazzo Albricci Peregrini
Via Giuseppe Rovelli 28, Como
The price is AU$401 per night from 26 Nov. to 26 Nov.
Palazzo Albricci Peregrini
Albergo Terminus Hotel
Albergo Terminus Hotel
4 out of 5
Lungo Lario Trieste 14, Como, CO
The price is AU$228 per night from 25 Nov. to 25 Nov.
Albergo Terminus Hotel
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