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Surrender to the charm of Lake Como's "big city".
A Roman territory since the first century BC, Como has seen many a conqueror throughout its history until it became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Italy in 1859. The glorious Porta Torre and other city gates, parts of the imposing fortifications that enclose the historic center of Como, are a testament to the town's eventful medieval past. Nowadays, Como is the ideal starting point for an exciting trip to uncover the secrets of the Lake Como area. The captivating town is a blend of old-fashioned charm and modern vibes, and it's magically complemented by the beautiful beyond words nature that surrounds it.
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The historic center of Como abounds in marvelous squares, dramatic Gothic or Romanesque churches, and imposing historical buildings. At the same time, Como has no shortage of lively bars and quintessentially Italian cafés. The town's gastronomy shouldn't go unnoticed either. From polenta-based dishes, a staple of Northern Italian cuisine, to fresh fish caught from Lake Como's waters, there's no limit to the local chefs' imagination. Outside the town center, a world of unfathomable natural beauty awaits to be discovered, filling you with memories to treasure for life.

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Where to stay in Como

We’ve handpicked some of the most comfortable accommodations on Lake Como to offer you the ideal base for exploring the area. An interesting historic area, Como is the most understated town on the lake, but it’s also the easiest to access from Milan. It’s a great choice if you only have a couple of days to spend on Lake Como. In Como, you can find several 3 and 4-star options. Alternatively, the nearby small towns of Cernobbio and Moltrasio offer a few lovely 4-star villa hotels with very pleasant spas. The area is easy to reach from Como by private transfer or public transportation, while the ferry stops near several of the hotels.
Central Modern Hotel in Como
Central Modern Hotel
The best 3-star option in Como. Great location and really nice, modern and clean rooms!

Things to do in Como

There’s more than enough to keep you entertained on Lake Como, whether you’re looking to rub elbows with the stars, explore the history, or just enjoy some relaxation. The town of Como is a great place to start, with its charming historic center. We recommend taking the funicular up the hill to Brunate, a quaint village with extraordinary views over the lake. And, since silk making is one of the most traditional trades on Lake Como, the Educational Silk Museum is definitely worth a visit. Lake Como is known for its splendid villas, which are owned by prominent local families and international stars. You’ll recognize some of the buildings and the scenery from films like Ocean’s Twelve. You can take ferries - or rent a private boat - to explore these beautiful examples of architecture all along the lake. Alternatively, you can explore the lake's treasures on a private driving tour from Como. Thanks to its excellent location, Como is also the ideal base from where to visit Lake Maggiore, Milan, and Lugano on private day trips, while you can also go hiking in the gorgeous countryside or enjoy a scenic train ride across the Alps on the iconic Bernina Express.
Best of Como Lakeside Private Driving Tour (from Como Town)
Best of Como Lakeside Private Driving Tour (from Como Town)
St. Moritz and Bernina Scenic Alpine Train Ride Private Tour
St. Moritz and Bernina Scenic Alpine Train Ride Private Tour
Winery and Gourmet Private Tour (from Como town)
Winery and Gourmet Private Tour (from Como town)

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Como

What are prices like in Como?
A quick lunch with a drink in the center, is around 30 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 10-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 40-50 euros. 
How can I get around Como?
Como's compact center is easily explored by foot. If you're staying in another town, or would like to explore other areas along the lake, we recommend taking ferries, which are certainly the most scenic and memorable way to get around. A ticket costs 3-13 EUR, depending on the length of your journey, but there are also day passes ranging from 9-28 EUR. There are also taxis of course, whose prices depend on both distance and the time of day.
Is Como safe?
Como is very safe, but pickpocketing is possible in crowded, touristy areas.
What options does Como have for people with dietary restrictions?
Como has increasingly more options for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances. Many pizza places offer gluten-free pizzas (such as Ristorante Pizzeria Exclusive); you can also find many vegetarian options in most restaurants.
How long should I stay in Como?
We suggest spending at least two full days in Como, in order to not just visit Como itself, but other towns along the lake. Consider adding a third day, for a day trip to another place a bit further away, such as Switzerland.
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