Como Italy
Beautiful & Bustling City on the World Famous Lake

Como Italy

Como Italy is a city nestled on the lake of its namesake and close to the Italian Alps in the northern part of the country. This bustling city is the capital of the Province of Como and is part of the Lombardy region. It is situated twenty-five miles north of Milan and borders Switzerland as well as several other communes. This popular tourist destination is not only famous for its lake and mountains; it is also a treasure trove of historical landmarks, museums, gardens and palaces. In fact, in 2013, Como was the fourth most visited city in the entire region of Lombardy. 

Como Weather

Como weather is typical to Northern Italy where winters are long, cold and partly cloudy and summers are warm and short with mostly clear skies. Throughout the year the temperature can be anywhere from -2°C to 28°C. The lowest temperatures seen during the winters can be around -7°C, while the hottest summer days it could be as much as 31°C. Most pleasant weather in Como and great time to visit is late spring to mid summer, and late summer to early fall when it's pleasant and crowds are manageable. If looking for a great skiing vacation, winter months are also quite popular.


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Historical landmarks abound in Como Italy, and one of the most popular is the Como cathedral. This fourteenth-century structure is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a Gothic design which took several centuries to complete. The ornate front with its spectacular towers is a wonder to behold. And the interior is also breathtaking with a central dome and golden artwork. If you love museums, be sure to visit the Como Archaeological Museum. Ancient artefacts date back to Greek times and include jewelry, pottery, machinery and many other items. 

Perhaps you’ve come to Como Italy to experience its world famous lake. Take a boat tour and experience all that this natural wonder has to offer. Many tour companies operate different tours for different lengths of time and stops. Decide what you would like to see and book your tour accordingly. If you want to take a one-way trip, you can get dropped off at other towns including Bellagio and Cernobbio. Other guided tours will take you around the lake and describe points of interest. No matter which boat ride you choose, you’ll be awe inspired by the grandeur of Lake Como.

Other outdoor activities that are popular in Como include rock climbing. There are many routes to choose from that encompass all skill levels. There are also tour companies that offer rock climbing excursions. Furkapass and Grimsel are popular trips that last for an afternoon.

Whichever tours or sites you choose to see on your visit to Como, you won’t be disappointed. From stunning outdoor scenery to breathtaking historical landmarks and museums, Como has something for everyone. An authentic Italian paradise that you won’t soon forget. Book a trip to Como today and see for yourself.  

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Como Map & Train Tips

Traveling by train is an excellent option to get you in and around Como Italy. The regional railway service has links to many cities in the Lombardy region, and Como is served by two main railway stations, The Como San Giovanni and the Como Nord Lago as well as five other inner city stations. Because of its proximity to Switzerland, Como is an easy transition on the European Express Train network. In addition, the Como to Brunate funicular train links Como with Brunate and boasts picture postcard views of the city and the lake.

There is also bus, taxi and hydrofoil service in Como and the nearest airports are Milano-Malpensa and Milano Linate. Below is a Como map to help you with trip planning. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.

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