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Como is a city in Lobardy in northern Italy. It is situated 45 km north of Milan and near the Swiss border. It is also situated by the beautiful Lago di Como, surrounded by mountains. Como dates back to Roman time when the Romans founded Comum in 196 BC. Today Como has 86 000 inhabitants.

Winters are dry and cold in Como with temperatures of about 4 - 6°C and the summers are hot and wet. The average temperature in summer is 24 - 26°C. When I visited in the end of February it was after an unusually cold winter, but the sun was shining and it was the first spring days. On the highest mountains by the lake snow could still be seen on the top.

Como has a lovely historical centre where it is nice to walk around on the almost car free streets. The historical centre has medieval walls on three sides and here you find the cathedral and other interesting buildings. Around Como there are several grand villas and parks, and lovely small towns by the lake to visit.

  • Last visit to Como: Feb 2009
  • Intro Updated Apr 4, 2009
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    Nice page. I'd like to visit Como and surroundings one day.

    Ciao!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Malena, lovely little page with brilliant photos of Como. We are thinking about going there at the beginning of March. Your hotel seems to be well worth a try.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    We spoke today about a possible trip to Como - so of course I came to VT and found your page with useful Tips and lots of good pictures. - it was a real help to read about your visit. We will get there one day!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Great that you had such sunny days for your photos, even though it was still a bit cold at the end of winter. Fine tips and travelogues!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    Nice page indeed!

  • Herkbert's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Beautiful photos, Malena. Your tips will be most helpful. Thanks

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    This is a place to come back to for us. I think it is peaceful and serene on off season, and much to see around the water edge, like you depicted. Thank you

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Detailed and useful info about Como, enjoyed reading your page a lot Malena.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Bellagio was one of my favorites in Italy. Your photographs and descriptions were terrific. Seeing Firas & Carolina was so special. Very helpful tips...interesting and alluring.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Wow! Your page brings back some wonderful memories when I visited Como in 2004. Nice page!

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