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From its medieval heart to the neoclassical villas. Discover Como and its sumptuous lake 

Medieval centre,
walks along the
water, science, light,
the story of silk.
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to discover Como?

The Volta Temple is a small Pantheon on the shores of the lake, erected in memory of Alessandro Volta. The equipment, machines and his scientific instruments speak of early experiments, attempts and successes. From the battery to the LED, energy flows through the city. From “The Life Electric”, a lakefront installation by star architect Daniel Libeskind, to the “Festival della Luce” held in spring: meet Nobel Prize winners, watch video projection mapping and enjoy walks in the bright light.

 

A coffee in the historic centre. Inside the walls, which alone are worth the visit, the Duomo features a late gothic façade and a dome by Juvarra; the Broletto, dating back to 1215, is in polychrome marble from Lake Como quarries. Behind the apse, across the street, we can admire 1930s architectures by Terragni, one of the protagonists of Italian Rationalism. For a coffee break, stop at the porticoes of Piazza San Fedele, opposite the Romanesque façade of the basilica. Artfully decorated, it closes the piazza like an amazing stage curtain.

Among wefts and warps. In the Como area, silk production dates back to the 15th century. With the advent of the industrial revolution, between the 1...

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CULT CITY MAP/ Como in ten things to do and see

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“The one real masterpiece that you cannot miss in Como is the lake itself, a fabulous location, surrounded by mountains”
Davide van De Sfroos
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CULT CITY LIFE/ Como THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

Como / BY FOOT, BY BOAT

Take a walk from the centre to Villa Olmo, then hop on a boat to Bellagio. Discover Como’s sumptuous villas from the water

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Como / CITY OF LIGHT

From the Tempio Voltiano to Life Electric by the renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, Como is a mix of light, water and energy

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Como / STREETS OF SILK

It dressed queens and decorated the houses of power. Discover the art of transforming the raw thread into masterpieces in Como

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CULT CITY GALLERY/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF Como

Cattedrale di Como
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Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, Como
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Casa del Fascio, Como
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Chilometro della Conoscenza, Como
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Fontana di Camerlata, Como
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Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, Como
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Piazza San Fedele, Como
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Teatro Sociale, Como
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Tempio Voltiano, Como
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Villa Olmo, Como
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