Your travel guide to Como
The city of Como, Italy has many sites to visit and adventures to experience. Visit churches, and admire a variety of architectural styles. In addition to the churches, marvel at ancient Roman walls, a medieval castle and visit museums. Of course, any visit must include a trip to Lake Como.
The neighborhoods in Como burst with a charm and style all their own. With quaint restaurants and friendly people, those adventuring through the various comunes, or neighborhoods, in Como will experience the joy Como living has to offer. The comune of Bellagio is located on Lake Como and has been an important location in the region as far back as the 7th century BC. In the area known as città murata, the ancient walls constructed by the Romans still stand today.
Como's public transport system is quite reliable and an excellent way to view the city sites. The bus system in Como consists of several lines, some of which travel beyond the limits of the city. Como makes available a public taxi service if you prefer. When traveling through the central area of Como, you will do just fine hiking by foot as the city center is very compact. Small boats can transport you to many of the little villages and sightseeing areas around Como.
Founded and constructed by the Romans, Como has acted as a communication point between Rome and its territories to the north. Como's silk production facilities have also enabled its rise to fame. Famous folk born in Como include Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger. Alessandro Volta, who invented the battery and gave us the word "Volt" as a unit to measure electrical force, was also born in Como, and the Volta Lighthouse and Tempio Voltiano are dedicated to him.
Of course, no trip to an Italian town would be complete without experiencing local food, and Como is no exception. To locate the best, least expensive deals on food, eat where the locals eat.