Como

  • Above all else, Como is the capital of its lake, which constitutes a little world of its own
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  • The Gothic Como Cathedral, situated near the lake, is one of the biggest monuments in Upper Italy.
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  • This photo shows the Piazza del Duomo and the 'Broletto', the original seat of the town hall of Como in Medieval times
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  • A visit to Como wouldn't be the same without a stroll along the lake, bordered by period villas and monuments of the old town
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  • The Volta Temple is located in Como on the Lungo Lario Marconi. Inaugurated in 1928, it has preserved some remains linked to the work of the famous scientist
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  • Located on the west shore of the lake's first basin, this imposing neoclassical monument was the summer residence of the marquis Odescalchi.
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  • Located in the northern part of Lombardy, Como stands at the foot of Brunate Mountain, stretching out over the shores of Lake Como. The dark reflections of this mirror of water create a strange and cold atmosphere throughout the city and result in patches of bright colours around the lake's panoramic shoreline. The birthplace of Pliny the Elder, Como has preserved the grid-iron layout of a typical ...
    © Karol Kozlowski
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Located in the northern part of Lombardy, Como stands at the foot of Brunate Mountain, stretching out over the shores of Lake Como. The dark reflections of this mirror of water create a strange and cold atmosphere throughout the city and result in patches of bright colours around the lake's panoramic shoreline. The birthplace of Pliny the Elder, Como has preserved the grid-iron layout of a typical Roman city and the ancient architectural style of houses built around an interior courtyard. Make sure to set aside some time to visit Cavour Square, which was built in the 19th Century (in the place of the former port, on the shores of the lake), where you will find the life of the city centre. Not far from there, the Gothic Cathedral and Broletto Palace, the Commune's headquarters in the 13th Century, hide the Casa del Fascio and del Terragni, situated just behind, which gets its name from the architect who built it in the 30s. On Verdi Square, Casa del Fascio is one of the most important examples of rationalist architecture in Italy.

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