Como is a gorgeous city located on the famous Como Lake in Italy. Surrounded by lush, immense hills it’s a place of breath taking, natural beauty.
We have put together a list for you of some great things to do in this slice of heaven.
1. A STROLL IN THE CENTER
The center is beautifully located on the water and enclosed within medieval walls with limited traffic, making it great for a stroll while taking in the antique atmosphere of this town founded by the Romans in the first century BC. A great starting point is by the Como Cathedral.
2. THE COMO CATHEDRAL
This Cathedral is a must see, initiated in 1396 and finalised in 1744. Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles are successfully merged together in the beautiful interior and exterior and can be found at Via Maestri Comacini 6. Phone (+39) 031.3312275, http://cattedrale.diocesidicomo.it
3. LA VITA E BELLA
A Charming Italian/Swedish couple are the owners of this restaurant known to be one of the best in Como. They have an extensive salad menu and delicious Italian specialties, perfect for lunch. The balance quality/price/location is great, making it really popular so make sure you make a reservation. Address: Piazza Domenico Croggi 4, tel: (+39) 031 302 667
4. GELAERIA LARIANA
offers the best ice cream in Como, placed in the center right by the water at Lungo Lario Trento 5. Don’t be intimidated by the long line outside. The staff is super-efficient and you rarely have to wait for more than a few minutes. They have a large and delicious selection and the portions are big.
5. A BOAT RIDE ON THE LAKE
A beautiful way to take the lake in is to take a boat ride along the coast. Navigazione Laghi can take you to towns all around the lake at convenient ours and prices. You will find them in the center of Como right on the lake at Lungo Mario Trento 1, http://www.navigazionelaghi.it/risultati.aspx?lake=Como#
6.KIRSCHON EXOTIC ARTEFACTS
Only a short walk outside of the ring wall you find the charming street Via Borgo Vico Vecchia — the oldest road in Como. It’s a hidden gem which is becoming a hub for design, art and food, more known to the locals than to tourists. At our Showroom and Art Gallery you will find an eclectic mix of Artwork, Designer Frames and Italy’s largest selection of petrified wood furniture and accessories. Prices range from 35 Euro for gif-tables to exclusive one of a kind pieces which we ship worldwide. All our items have an intriguing story and symbolism which comes printed out with each purchase. Address: Via Borgo Vico 54, Como, tel: +39 331 9632422 or +39 031 4491459, www.kirschon.com
7.FIGLI DEI FIORI
Across the street from our showroom is one of Como’s most popular restaurants, Figli Dei Fiori. It’s gorgeous setting and great food makes it the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. To ensure you get a table you need to call to make a reservation. On top of being a restaurant Figli Dei Fiori is also a chic flower shop, Via Borgo Vico 39/A, tel: +39 031 570006, http://www.figlideifiori.com
8. MORE THINGS TO DO ON VIA BORGO VICO
While on this charming road there are more things to see and do. There is:
The gallery of Italian artist Ester Maria Negretti on Via Borgo Vico 82 who makes Art, Sculpture, Painting and Fashion https://esternegretti.com
The gallery of Fabrizio Bellanca on Via Borgo Vico 35 who is a talented Artist and Painter
DE.COR CORNICI on Via Borgo Vico 38 who makes beautiful custom made frames and interesting home decor in plexiglass http://www.decorcornici.it/decor/index.php?jjj=1533087714628
DOLCIAMO on Via Borgo Vico 104 is known to be one of the best pastry shops in Como, https://pasticceriadolciamo.it
You can also stop by Pastificio Gilio on Via Borgo Vico 107 and bring home a bag or 2 of the best fresh pasta in Como, https://www.pastificiogilio.it
We wish you a wonderful stay and summer!