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Best things to do in Como

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Women's Store
“One of the most beautiful cathedrals in northern Italy, it is characterized by the façade with the statues of Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger. Inside it houses important works of art and tapestries.”
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Museum
“One of the nicest parts of visiting Villa Olmo (besides the Villa itself) is the walking path to get there and to go back to Como center; it's a very italian experience to make the "passeggiata" (walk) while slowly seeing the lake and the city skyline.”
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Bus Station
“If you like to walk you can get to Cernobbio by walking (Stadium, Villa Olmo, Promenade on the lake, and finally Cernobbio), or by boat. Nice and cosy place, with Villa d'Este and cafe' on the lake.”
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Monument / Landmark
“The Tempio Voltiano (Italian; Volta Temple in English) is a museum in Como, that is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a prolific scientist and the inventor of the electrical battery. Volta was born in Como in 1745, held his first professorship there until 1779, and retired to Como in 1819. The museum houses a varied mix of items related to his life and a rich display of scientific instruments showing his researches and experiments in the field of Physics, among which the first voltaic pile. Opening Times: Tue. – Sun.: (April - September) h 10.00-12.00 / 15.00-18.00 rest of the year h 10.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.00 ”
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Cable Car
“bellissima salita verso il paese di Brunate, da cui si vede tutta la città ”
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Port
“Enjoy a tour by boat of our amazing lake. You can get tickets and information at the ticket office in Piazza Cavour. Best to visit: Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio, Argegno.”
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Shopping Centre
“A very large supermarket. Ideal place to stop when heading up from the airport or Como itself.”
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Theatre
“Beautiful theater in downtown Como, building of the first 800. Splendido Teatro in centro a Como, edificio dei primi dell'800. A fianco del teatro c'é l' ottimo Ristorante Sociale ”
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Police Station
“Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a popular tourist destination and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, museums, theatres, parks and palaces.”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Cocktail bar ricercato. Ottimi cocktail preparati da barman professionisti. ”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Funny place where meet lot of people, have an aperitif or an easy dinner. Located in the town center in one of my favorite square. Piazza Mazzini.”
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Salad Place
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“This is my favourite one! Excellent food, wide selection of freshly made salads, very nice staff. Beautiful location by the lake, good quality at affordable prices.”
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Bus Station
“For great views of the Como lake and the Alps, go to Cadorna Station, take the trai to Como and walk 2 minutes to jump on the Funicolare. Polenta with mushrooms makes in one of the restaurants there for a nice addition to the programme”
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Restaurant
“E' una trattoria storica di Como, gestione familiare con mangiare semplice e casalingo ad un buon prezzo. It is a historic trattoria in Como, family run with simple and homemade food at a good price.”
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Plaza
“Great place to visit, outside coffees and snacks, street performers, centre of many activities.”
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Bakery
“Best breakfast in Cernobbio, perfect cappuccino and croissants for all tastes.”
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