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Best things to do in Province of Como

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“Villa Carlotta is surrounded by a wide botanical garden that is full of ancient trees, palms, rhododendros, azaleas, and many other plants. I’d suggest visiting Villa Carlotta in springtime, during the blossom period. The villa is frequently home to many artistic events and exhibitions.”
108 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Just twelve kilometres from Morcote is the huge Foxtown Shopping Centre selling major fashion brands at outlet prices. Foxtown.com”
92 locals recommend
Museum
“At the very tip of the Dosso di Lavedo, a wooded promontory on the shores of Lake Como, is the Villa del Balbianello, built in the early 18th century, famous not only for its beauty but also for having hosted many well-known intellectuals in exile during the Italian Risorgimento. Commissioned by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini and built over the remains of an ancient Franciscan monastery (although the facade of the original church is still intact), after the Cardinal’s death it passed down to Count Luigi Porro Lambertenghi. The Count was a very active supporter of the Unification of Italy and turned the villa into a hub for intellectuals who supported the Cause, even hiring the famous author Silvio Pellico as a tutor for his children. The upper floor of Villa Balbianello is dedicated to Guido Monzini, former owner of the villa and leader of the first Italian expedition to Mount Everest. For movie fans - Villa del Balbianello has been used as the setting for several movies, including A Month by the Lake, Casino Royale, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ”
94 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Easy to arrive and super nice to know, Como is one of the most lake beutiful city, also Bellagio defined it as “the city with the most beautiful landscape of Italy”.It is sufficient to come here and enjoy the beauty of nature to understand the artist’s words. More Info: http://www.comoanditslake.com/ take a boat and go to Bellagio http://www.comoanditslake.com/bellagio.htm”
82 locals recommend
Park
“The Gardens of Villa Melzi strech out along the lake shore and are armoniously inserted into the hilly scenery of the Bellagio peninsula that divides the two branches of Como (Lario) lake. Inland, the Villa, the Chapel and the orangery, today transformed into a historical museum, are splendid expression of neo-classical style and as such stated national monument. This architectural complex was realized between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Duke of Lodi, Vice President of Italian Republic under Napoleon and afterwards Gran Chancellor of the Napoleonic Reign of Italy. Francesco Melzi d'Eril relied upon the architect and decorator Giocondo Albertolli, an architect of great importance during the neo-classicism. The Villa that became the Melzi's residence at the end of his political career and afterwards his summer residence until his death was decorated and furnished by some of the most famous artists. The English styled gardens, enriched with sculptures, was designed by the architect Luigi Canonica and by the botanist Luigi Villoresi, both responsible for the arrangement of Villa Reale park in Monza. Through the contribution of great artists and artisans and the special concordance between them and Francesco Melzi the whole complex was shaped like a place of rare harmony and was admired, among the others, by Stendhal who described its beauty in his book "Rome, Naples, Florence". ”
53 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Are you looking for a scenic view of Lake Como? The Castle of Vezio is certainly one of these: it stands out in the municipality of Perledo on the terraced and sunny slopes on the top of the hill of Varenna. Thanks to its privileged location, in the past the castle of Vezio was used to control the communication routes towards the North.”
48 locals recommend
Water Park
“The splash area includes numerous pools and fun slides, while if you want to relax there is the Spa area with several saunas, Turkish baths and much more”
29 locals recommend
Parking
“Der eye-catcher am Lungolago. Konzerte, Theater und Ausstellungen - The eye-catcher on the Lungolago. Concerts, theatre and exhibitions. ”
29 locals recommend
Museum
“Villa Monastero is one of the most interesting attractions of our territory thanks to its strategic location, its history and its landscape.”
29 locals recommend
Women's Store
“One of the most beautiful cathedrals in northern Italy, it is characterized by the façade with the statues of Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger. Inside it houses important works of art and tapestries.”
30 locals recommend
Park
“Good learning experience for young and old, families and individuals. The whole countries attractions in pocket size. Everything handmade. ”
14 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
$$$
“Aperitivo, lunch, drinks or just coffee during the day and dancing by night on the edge of the lake.”
30 locals recommend
Mountain
“Monte Brè together with Monte San Salvatore and Monte Generoso is one of the three mountains near Lugano. This mountain is next to our apartment, it can be reached without difficulty, like the other two mountains it offers a very special view.”
21 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Orrido is a natural gorge whose origins go back to fifteen milions of years ago, over the river Pioverna in Bellano.”
17 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the nicest parts of visiting Villa Olmo (besides the Villa itself) is the walking path to get there and to go back to Como center; it's a very italian experience to make the "passeggiata" (walk) while slowly seeing the lake and the city skyline.”
27 locals recommend
Island
“The only island on Lake Como has an ancient history: it was a rich city, completely destroyed in 1169, since then it is only a green garden, with picturesque ruins. There is an interesting archaeological route, picnic area and toilettes, beach. in the south part of the island there is a nice bar and an exclusive restaurant (a favorite of Clooney)”
24 locals recommend