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The “City of Silk,” overlooking Lake Como and bordered by the Swiss Alps, charms with its cafe culture, ornate churches and luxury silk trade.

Located right on the border of Italy and Switzerland in Lombardy, this city is the largest of the many villages bordering Lake Como. Take time out to relax by the lake in one of the many outdoor cafes, and discover the art, history, and designer silk and textile work of this highly productive silk-growing region. Wander through the historic streets to discover ornate churches and palaces before a lunch of Risotto al Pesce Persico, featuring perch caught fresh from the lake.

Learn about the history of silk weaving and craftsmanship in the Educational Silk Museum. Admire the fine textures and patterns displayed in the silk boutiques around the city. Discover some of Como’s historic architecture in the Piazza San Fedele, where the Romanesque Basilica of San Fedele displays incredible 16th-century frescoes.

Luxury mansions and villas from various centuries make this city an architectural delight. Many of these old buildings are now used to accommodate visitors, and the attached gardens are often open to the public. Visit the impressive Villa Olmo, where Napoleon was once a guest. Wander through the gardens and have a glass of wine by the lake. Try one of the restaurants in the city’s many piazzas, where you’ll be treated to local polenta dishes, marinated and sun-dried fish, and gelato.

Base yourself in Como to take boat tours and discover the towns and villages dotting the lake’s edge. The tiny town of Brunate in the hills behind Como is accessible via a scenic funicular ride, and offers stunning views over the lake and Como’s attractive architecture. For adventurous types, the hiking trails leading off from Brunate to nearby towns offer incredible vistas peeking through the forest of the paths.

Como is an easy 30-mile (50-kilometer) drive from Milan, and is also accessible by inexpensive trains leaving from Milan’s airport and its city center. Get around Como using buses and taxis.

Top Hotels in Como

Hilton Lake Como
Hilton Lake Como
4 out of 5
Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $214 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

This family-friendly Como hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Villa Saporiti, Villa Olmo and Piazza Cavour. Como Cathedral and Como-Brunate ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (277 reviews)

"Great stay, perfect hotel, friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 2020

Hilton Lake Como
Hotel Villa Flori
Hotel Villa Flori
4 out of 5
Via Cernobbio, 12, Como, CO
The price is CA $224 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Situated on a lake, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Villa Bernasconi and Villa Olmo. Piazza Cavour and Como Cathedral are also within 2 miles ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (712 reviews)
Excellent stay

"Perfect location, beautiful view of the lake from our balcony. Very stylish rooms and comfortable beds. Overall it was a great experience."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Hotel Villa Flori
B&B Hotel Como
B&B Hotel Como
3 out of 5
Via Pasquale Paoli 21, Como, CO
The price is CA $77 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Located in the heart of Como, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Castello Baradello and within 3 miles (5 km) of Como Cathedral and Piazza Cavour. Como-Brunate ...

4.1/5Very Good! (550 reviews)

"Very clean and beds are like clouds, We slept so good."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020

B&B Hotel Como
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Como

International Camping No Stress
International Camping No Stress
Via Cecilio, Como

Situated in Como, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Castello Baradello, Piazza San Rocco and Church of San Fermo della Battaglia. Piazza Vittoria and ...

International Camping No Stress
Porta Torre Lofts
Porta Torre Lofts
VIALE CESARE BATTISTI 1, Como

Located in Como City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of History Museum (Museo Storico G. Garibaldi) and Como Cathedral. Piazza Cavour ...

Porta Torre Lofts
Lo Storico
Lo Storico
Piazza San Fedele 36, Como

Located in Como City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Church of San Fedele and Como Cathedral. Piazza Cavour and Como-Brunate Funicular ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
Excellent Apartment

"Excellent apartment in a very accessible location to all Como has to offer! 😉"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2019

Lo Storico
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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