Como is famous worldwide thanks to two big names: Alessandro Manzoni and George Clooney…
but there’s a lot more than literature and cinema hidden inside this medieval borough. There’s plenty of things to do in Como.
Are you ready to discover what this northern Italy pearl has to show you?
First timers in Como? Here’s 7 things to do!
1 – Visit the Dome, the last gothic cathedral
The Como cathedral, completed in 1749, was the last Gothic church built in Italy. At Christmas time it is enlightened by a magical atmosphere, but it is beautiful all year round!
2 – Take the cable railway up to Brunate, enjoy some fresh air and a stunning view
Connecting Como with the small village of Brunate, this cable railway gives you a stunning view over the lake and the surrounding mountains. Magic at sunset!
3 – Live a fairy tale, visit the majestic Villa Olmo
Villa Olmo is one of the most famous neoclassical Italian villas. Get lost strolling in its extensive park and don’t miss visiting the interesting exhibits that the villa often hosts. You’ll live a fairytale!
4 – Taste the typical cornmeal “pulenta uncia”
For a true Como experience, don’t forget to taste the typical dish: “pulenta uncia” is a grain specialty made with cornmeal and mountain butter cheese. Only for true foodies!
5 – A quiet sailing afternoon on the lake
6 – Visit the silkroad museum
Back to the past to discover the artisanal origins of Como as capital of the silk manufacturing, remembering the past and the Manzoni’s masterpiece’s atmospheres.
7 – Visit the inventor’s Alessandro Volta Museum
Alessandro Volta’s worldwide famous invention is the protagonist here, at the Museum on the lake. But did you know he’s also meant to have invented a very typical Italian dish… the potato gnocchi? To taste!!
Things to do in Como are way more than 7. If our list is not enough for you…
well, what are you waiting for? Come and discover Lake Como and its beauties!