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Como Travel Guide  

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Info about Como

Area:
37 km2
Elevation:
201 m
Population:
84834 [2013-12-31]
Overview

Como is located in the northern Italian state of Lombardy, Italy near the Swiss border.  Situated on Lake Como, it is also the capital of the Como Province.   Around 90,000 people reside in this city of old buildings and rich culture. The place is famous for its picturesque landscapes and recreational value.
Blessed with a mild climate, Como has warm and humid summers and pleasant winters. April and October is the most enjoyable time for visitors as they are the spring and autumn months.
Developed by the Romans, the city of Como was an important trade route as well as a major communication point between Rome and other regions. In recent times, the city has become a significant textile and tourism centre.

Area code:
031
Time zone:
UTC+1
Demonym:
comaschi
Patron:
Sant'Abbondio vescovo
Holiday:
31 agosto
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Overall Guide : The most famous attraction of the city is the Como Lake. Visitors can take cruises and short trips to the nearby picturesque villages of Bellagio and Varenna. Also, visitors can scale the Baradello Tower for a spectacular view of the... more lake. The Musei Civici is a significant storehouse of articles and documents relating to the region’s history. Various archaeological discoveries are also housed in this museum. History lovers are bound to be enthralled by the beauty of this place. Built in the sixteenth century, the Villa Balbianello is a magnificent place which is famous for its lush, decorated gardens. Interestingly, the trees and flowers in the villa are in the colours of the Italian flag. The Piazza Cavour is a stunning square which includes various historic monuments like the Weaver, the Teatro Adriano and the Chiesa Valdese. The most striking feature of the square is the mix of Roman and Byzantine styles of architecture.
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