Como is known worldwide for Lake Como and the beautiful area that surrounds the lake, but this city has a lot more to offer.
In fact, many reviewers of cities classified this city as one of the most beautiful and livable cities in Italy and in Lombardy.
The beautiful mountains, the fresh air, and the incredible buildings and places in the city center makes it one of the top cities in Italy.
A lot of famous people bought a house in the nearby lake Como and many Hollywood stars and important Italian people live in the area.
A lot of lovers are visiting this city and spend time kissing each other in front of a beautiful landscape.
Many important poets and writers wrote stuff about this corner of the world that seems to be luckier than other places because of its beauty and charm.
Walking around the city center and the lake is probably one of the best things you can do in Como. Every corner of the city is very clean and there is a nice view pretty much anywhere you will go.
The city center is quite interesting and you can start your visit from Palazzo Broletto or from the Duomo of Como.
Both of these architectures are unique in the style and well preserved, if you are going to visit the city during Christmas time you will fall in love in no time.
Chiesa di Sant’Abbondio is a beautiful construction that has two twin bell towers and a structure that you will definitely like.
Tempio Voltiano is located on the shores of the lake, the temple is dedicated to the genius of Alessandro Volta, a native of Como.
It was built in a neoclassical style to celebrate the centenary of the death of Volta. This is the most visited museum of the city and inside you can see all the things that Alessandro Volta invented and a lot of important documents.
Villa Olmo On Lake Como is one of the most famous and biggest Villas that you can go visit and explore surrounded by a beautiful lake and awesome mountains.
The Funicolare Como-Brunate is pretty high, the city of Brunate can be reached from Como thanks to the funicular that starts from the lakeshore.
Once you reach the village you can enjoy a magnificent view of the lake and a walk in the alleys of the center or among the mountain paths.
It is possible to admire the fantastic view of Lake Como also from the Voltiano Lighthouse, about 25 minutes’ walk from the funicular.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
The risotto with perch fish is a typical dish of Como and the pre-alpine lake areas, the perch is a fish with tender and delicate flesh, it lives in the lakes of Como and Pusiano and in all the small lakes of the Brianza area.
If you like risotto and fish this is definitely something that you need to eat and what you must be proud of eating it since it is one of the few places where it will be possible to eat it.
This kind of fish and the quality of the fish is pretty rare, only the beautiful waters of the Lake Como make ist so good.
Another food from the poor tradition is the Missultin! This fish is caught only in certain months of the year, it is cleaned and removed of organs and the salted, dried in the sun and after a few days, they are placed with bay leaves in a container and then it is eaten with polenta.
If you are hungry there are many restaurants around the lake and in the city center, my advice is to go where old people are cooking and where there are not a lot of tourists.
If you want to check out some recipes here is a good link of these plates:
Como is a city not too far from Switzerland and on the beautiful lake Como, this place is a benediction of the world.
It is so nice and beautiful that you will never wanna leave, the fresh air you will breathe, the beautiful monuments and the pleasant city center is awesome.
If you have time to travel around the lake you will soon find out that every mile the scenery chances, there are parts that are flat, some other parts of the lake that have hills and some other parts will have mountains and a background.
The city of Como is considered to be one of the nicest cities in Italy but not a lot of people go visit the city center because they are too focused on taking pictures of the lake and maybe spot some Hollywood stars.
The city center is also very nice and if you have time to walk around the city you definitely will not be disappointed and sad about this choice.
I hope that by now you know what to do and what to eat if you are in the Lake Como area and that you will step your foot inside the city center of Como.
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