Popular Accommodations in Como
Highlights in Como
- A boat trip on Lake Como, a ride with the cable car
- A walk along the promenade
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Vacation rentals in Como
Como is a pretty Italian city and gives its name to the famous Lake Como. Especially in summer the lake and the city attract the visitors magically. While many people visit Como only for a day trip, here you can also spend a perfect summer holiday in a apartment, apartment or cottage. There are many apartments close to the centre and the lake, in neighbourhoods like Abate or Garzola you will also find some real jewels.
Holidays in Como
Location and orientation
Como is the capital of the province of the same name in the Italian region of Lombardy and the largest city in the Swiss-Italian metropolitan region of Ticino. In the north, the city already borders on the Swiss canton of Ticino, while the fashion capital Milan with its airport lies some 45 kilometres further south. Como is located at the southwest end of Lake Como and is conveniently located on the A9 motorway, which later becomes the Gotthard motorway through Switzerland. Como is also easy to reach by train if you do not want to travel by car.
Como has been known for centuries for its silk industry - so "stock up" on this precious and artfully made fabric!
Top 3 travel tips
What could be more picturesque than to make yourself comfortable on the deck of a boat and admire the shores of Lake Como during a relaxing boat trip? The small excursion boats, which take you to such picturesque places as the island of Comacina, start almost everywhere. And in the only inn on the island, names like George Clooney or Madonna have already come to the fore! Also the bay of Piona with the medieval abbey of the same name is a popular destination for a tour by motor or sailing boat.2. A ride with the cable car
Would you like to enjoy an absolutely ingenious view over Como and the lake and have no fear of heights? Then get on the Funicolare, the cable car, and gondola to the small village of Brunate. From here you can choose to embark on extensive trekking tours from Brunate to Bellagio - or you can sit down in a café and let the great view work its magic on you. In good weather you can see from up here with a little luck up to the Matterhorn in the north!3. A stroll along the promenade along the shore
The beach promenade in Como has a turbulent recent past behind it. In order to be better protected against flooding, the 600-metre-long promenade was to be completely overhauled in 2008. Incorrect planning, financial problems and inconsistencies, however, led to the renovation work being broken off and left the promenade behind like an open wound. Only a merger of private investors and donors could ensure that the promenade was accessible again. Today, you can stroll past refreshing fountains and inviting green areas and settle down in various restaurants and cafés on the lakeshore. A wonderful start to the day for your holiday in your holiday home, before you go on excursions in the surrounding countryside.