Como is our town, so close to Moltrasio and so rich in monuments and things to see, so we believe, in effect, that a day to visit all is not enough. But we want to give you a suggest on what you must see. Here you can find our tips on what to do in a day in Como.
How to get to Como
Como is very simple to reach from us, it takes just 10-15 minutes by car along the Regina road. If you don’t love to drive, take the bus right next to our Hotel Posta, or you can hop on one of the boats that dock right in front of the Hotel.
What to do in a day in Como: Cathedral, Basilica of San Fedele and San Carporforo
I would start suggesting you a small tour of the most beautiful city’s churches. First, the Como Cathedral, the largest and most famous one. Then, you should visit the beautiful Basilica of San Fedele and the Church of San Carporforo. About all three we have already wrote on our blog, you can find all the information that you need directly by clicking on the name of the monument that you want to visit.
Ex Casa del Fascio
Like many Italian cities, Como was influenced by rationalist architecture typical of the fascist’s period years. A monument you must see if you are fascinated by this type of building is the “ex Casa del Fascio” built by Terragni right downtown in Como. You can find useful information by clicking here.
The Silk Museum
Como is very famous for its tradition for silk, that is one of the best in the world for quality. Before making a small tour to the shops where you can dedicate yourself to shopping, you should visit the Museum of Silk, where you can discover more about this delicate tissue.
This monument dedicated to Alessandro Volta is a scientific museum that you can visit right along the Lake Como’s banks. Opened in 1928, it contains many relics related to his discoveries and works done during his life. Unfortunately many things were destroyed during a fire in 1899, all what’s left, also fragments, you can see it here.
Villa Olmo is a beautiful house in neoclassical style that you can see on the Lake Como’s shores. The villa was designed by the architect Simone Cantoni for the Marquis Odescalchi, who wanted a summer house complete with a garden. This garden later was rearranged by Marquis Raimondi, the second owner. The villa’s name comes from a great centuries-old elm tree which no longer exists. In Villa Olmo are often organized exhibitions and events, it is a really beautiful place to live.
Funicular Como – Brunate
To end your day, you should take the Brunate funicular and climb up to admire Como and its lake from above during the colorful red sunset. On top you’ll find dining options for a small rooftop snack, before returning to our Hotel Posta in Moltrasio to enjoy a fantastic dinner overlooking the lake at our Restaurant La Veranda.
What do you say? We hope that our suggestions on what to do in a day in Como will be helpful to live a beautiful day. We are waiting for you, as always, with a smile!