Holidays in Piazza Vittoria

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Piazza Vittoria showing a square or plaza and heritage architecture

Admire the statue of a towering military leader from Italy’s history and see Como’s ancient city walls when you visit this attractive square.

During your time in Como, stop by the Piazza Vittoria to see historic architecture and a statue of a legendary Italian military leader.

At the heart of the piazza is an impressive sculpture of the Italian general and politician Giuseppe Garibaldi. He was a major figure in the country’s history and the monument is a tribute to his victory at the Battle of San Fermo. During this short conflict in 1859, his forces drove an occupying army of Austrian soldiers out of Como. This century-old statue was designed by Swiss-born sculptor Vincenzo Vela and replaced a sculpture of Francis I of Austria, which was destroyed after the unification of Italy.

Take time to admire the elegant buildings that surround the square, characterized by soft hues, shuttered windows and wrought iron balconies. Go up to the tall stone tower located opposite the square’s northern edge, part of Como’s old 12th-century city walls. There is a nice photo opportunity from the middle of the square, when you stand behind the statue of Garibaldi and include the tower with the hilltop village of Brunate in the background.

Stroll south from the square along Via Milano, where colorful houses double up as hotels, shops and restaurants. Stop for a break at a café or take in the views of the lake and its hills from one of the benches on the square.

Situated just outside of Como’s medieval walls, Piazza Vittoria is a 5-minute walk from Piazza Cavour and the Lake Como waterfront. Public buses stop at the square and metered street parking is available close by. While here, you might want to visit the nearby attractions. Pick up additional insights into the importance of Garibaldi’s contributions to Italy at the Garibaldi History Museum. Learn about the area’s ancient past at the Paolo Giovio Archaeology Museum and study medieval and renaissance art at the Civic Art Gallery.

1979 Cheap Hotels Near Piazza Vittoria

Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Lungo Lario Trieste, 16, Como, CO
The price is AU$259 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Piazza Cavour, Como-Brunate Funicular and Villa Olmo. Torre del Comune and Broletto Plaza ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Gorgeous hotel in a prime location. Hotel staff was extremely helpful and polite. Our room was spectacular."

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2021

Palace Hotel
Hotel Metropole Suisse
Hotel Metropole Suisse
4 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 19, Como, CO
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! (851 reviews)
"Convenient location….close to everything!"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

Hotel Metropole Suisse
Vista Palazzo Small Luxury Hotel
Vista Palazzo Small Luxury Hotel
5 out of 5
Piazza Cavour 24, Como
The price is AU$982 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Como City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Piazza Cavour, Como-Brunate Funicular, and Villa Olmo. Torre del Comune and Broletto ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"The hotel is immaculate. The staff is attentive and courteous. Perfect location. Wonderful intimate hotel. This made our visit to Lake Como fantastic. We will come back and stay here!"

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021

Vista Palazzo Small Luxury Hotel
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Top Piazza Vittoria Hotel & Accommodation Deals

B&B Hotel Como
B&B Hotel Como
3 out of 5
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The price is AU$76 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
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Hotel Metropole Suisse
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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The price is AU$982 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
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Palace Hotel
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4 out of 5
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The price is AU$259 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
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Albergo Le Due Corti
4 out of 5
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Hotel Barchetta Excelsior
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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The price is AU$240 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
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