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Piazza Cavour, Como

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Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

Discover the narrow pedestrian streets, historical piazzas, and ancient city walls of Como on this guided walking tour with an included boat tour. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the city. See statues, churches, and the famous villas of Lake Como.  Start at the Piazza Cavour, a modern square on the site of the ancient medieval port. Pass by the Teatro Sociale and head to Duomo Square, the political and religious center of medieval Como. See Como’s cathedral with its detailed facade, a testament to the Comacine masters of the Middle Ages. Continue to the oldest church in the historic center, the Church of San Fedele, which overlooks a small square. Visit Porta Torre, part of the ancient city walls, dating back to the twelfth century. After crossing Piazza Volta and seeing the Alessandro Volta marble statue, finish the tour at the lakefront. Take your unguided lake boat cruise when it fits your schedule. You can choose which time is suitable for you and see the towns of Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Torno, and Blevio from the turquoise waters of Lake Como. 

Como: Guided City Walking Tour

Como: Guided City Walking Tour

The guided tour of the historic center of Como will lead you to discover a fascinating city, rich in history and centuries-old traditions, elegantly overlooking on the magnificent lake, famous all over the world for its landscapes, its colors, its stately villas and lush gardens The tour will start in Cavour Square -The heart of the city- passing from Duomo Square, until you reach the walls of Porta Torre where you will admire the most significant monuments A journey through time, that start from the Roman Novum Comum, to the glorious medieval era with the Gothic style Dome, to continue with the Neoclassical Teatro Sociale, up to the present day with the Rationalist Terragni style and modern art of Libeskind

Como Highlights: Outdoor Escape Game

Como Highlights: Outdoor Escape Game

Explore highlights of Como on this engaging phone game. Learn about the city and discover the Basilica of Saint Abundius, Piazza Vittoria, Duomo di Como, and more, while solving puzzles and following clues. Start the game at Questura di Como, and reenact the story of a detective who has been tasked with locating a notorious criminal. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 2-2.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Piazza Cavour.

Como: Private Photoshoot with Post-Editing

Como: Private Photoshoot with Post-Editing

Get ready for a romantic private photo tour where your professional photographer will guide you through Como's most iconic locations. They'll capture your memories in high-quality as you explore the stunning Cavour Square, Duomo Square, and walk by the Lake till Villa Olmo's gardens. It's going to be a journey filled with amazing memories and stunning photographs! The photographer will capture your memories of your beautiful trip while you wander through the streets of Como. You'll be left with a collection of high-quality photos to treasure forever. Our photographers will select the best photos for your purchased package. If you fall in love with more moments than expected, extra photos will be available for purchase.

Secrets of Como, self-guided interactive discovery game

Secrets of Como, self-guided interactive discovery game

Set off on an exciting self-guided journey of discovery as you wander through the enchanting streets of charming Como. All the information you need for your adventure will be in the email sent to you by Secret City Trails. Simply fire up the playlink and kickstart your adventure. What to expect: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Cryptic indications make you wind through the city's streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually would not have noticed. Once you've arrived at the correct stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Explore: Discover local bars, lovely squares and markets, impressive churches, stunning views on Lake Como and the surrounding mountains and enjoy historical sights such as the Gothic Como Cathedral, the Basilica San Fedele and the Alessandro Volta Memorials. Find curious statues, picturesque architecture, romantic streets, stunning street art as well as cosy cafés hidden on narrow streets. Unlock the enchanting stories and fragments of Como, the gorgeous lake town. Made by locals: Our passionate local creator designed an interactive walk through the city. This walk will take you from one location to the next. As you solve each riddle, you will unlock fun facts as well as fascinating information on the history of the city. Finally our creator shares their best local recommendations with you. Made for you: Whether you are already familiar with Como or just beginning to explore its wonders, prepare to encounter new delights that will spark your curiosity wherever your adventures lead you next. Secret City Trails provides an ideal adventure for all, from curious minds to puzzle enthusiasts, history buffs, and architecture aficionados. Perfect for friends, families, couples, solo travellers, locals, visitors, schools, and companies alike, this immersive experience unveils the city's hidden treasures in a fun and educational way. Ready to start? Set yourself up for a day of exploration on this interactive city discovery experience and inject some extra fun into your city trip. So, put your thinking cap on, keep your eyes wide open and let your imagination run wild as you crack this Secret City Trail.

Escape Room across Como

Escape Room across Como

Hunt for clues, crack codes and solve puzzles - just like in a great escape room. A dozen clues placed in the streets and shops of the old town, that only the smartest will find. You’ll find hidden symbols in a record store or a cryptic message in a pizzeria. Every object is a piece of a bigger puzzle. The challenges become increasingly more difficult. Sato Code is no game for kids: we recommend active participation from the age of 13. You’ll need to unleash all your brainpower to unravel the mystery. Only together with your team of brainiacs, you’ll master this game. The game unfolds in the city centre, starting at Piazza Cavour and going towards Porta Torre. You'll not only pass by Como's iconic landmarks, but also uncover some hidden gems that only few visitors come across. Don't settle for a usual tourist outing – try this escape game!

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Trip w/ Private Driver

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Trip w/ Private Driver

This 11-hour private day trip will introduce to you the most famous lake of Italy - Lake Como, together with its remarkable villas and breathtaking panoramic views. The tour includes a luxury car with a professionally licensed English-speaking driver in a suit and reservations for one of the most important restaurants in Lake Como as well as visit of famous villas. The tour will start in your hotel - at the time you prefer, where our driver will meet you. You will start your journey in a luxury Mercedes Car (different models are available, depending on the size of your group, all brand new with with air conditioning and Wi-Fi). First of all, our professional driver will drive you directly to Como City, one of the most famous lakeside towns in Italy, where you can enjoy a lovely walk long the lake and explore the town. Como has a long history dated back even before Roman empire, was ruled by multiple Italian, German and Austrian emperors due to its strategic location. You will stop by the Duomo of Como, the last Gothic Duomo built in Italy and the most important religious site of the city. From Duomo of Como, you will continue to explore the city centers led by narrow marble streets through other important sites such as Piazza San Fedele, Via Vitani, Piazza Cavour. We will take care of all lunch reservations for you - how about Villa D’Este, one of the most famous and historical villas of Lake Como? Here you can also admire its renaissance interior design and gardens of the villa (in case you have any other preferences for the lunch, we will help to book another place). Before becoming the global symbol of luxury hospitality, since 15th century, Villa D'Este has always been the residence of the most noble Italian families. After lunch, you will enjoy a short drive along the lake to reach one of the magnificent villas of Lake Como, such as Villa Balbianello or Villa Carlotta, famous for their neoclassic design, elegant lake front symmetric gardens, sculptures, fountains and immense gardens. Only a few villas of Lake Como still remain opened to the public, so enjoy a unique opportunity to admire the prestigious life style of Italian most privileged social class in the past. After the visit of the villa, you will take a ferry ride to Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como. Here you will enjoy free time for shopping and a lovely walk among the picturesque cobblestone road of this beautiful village. After Bellagio, your private driver will accompany you back to Milan at approximately 19:00. At the end of the day, you can also decide if you prefer to come back to Milan or stay in Bellagio for dinner (extra charge for the waiting time 80€ per hour) - our private driver will accompany you back to Milan at any time you wish. This private experience can be 100% personalized depending on your preferences and it is possible to include a professional local expert guide (multiple language choice) and a ride on a beautiful private luxury boat along the lake.

Como: Private Walking Tour

Como: Private Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Piazza Cavour, located in front of Lake Como and get ready to start your private tour.  Discover the historical center of Como and stroll through the picturesque streets of the city. Magical landscapes are waiting for you around Lake Come. See the most important places in Como such as the Medieval Walls, Romanesque and Baroque churches, Piazza Volta, Piazza Duomo, and the Town Hall. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Como. With your professional guide, you will explore parts of Como that only locals know.

Self-Guided Tour of Como and its Breathtaking Lakeside

Self-Guided Tour of Como and its Breathtaking Lakeside

Como was historically Italy’s gateway to trade with Northern Europe, nestled at the southwestern tip of Lake Como. On this walking tour with art historian and Context Travel expert Laura Benitti, you’ll find out how Como’s strategic location made it into a pivotal commercial port, and see notable examples of atypical Italian architecture, with influences beyond these shores. Laura will share fascinating tales of Como’s illustrious past, from ancient Roman times to the modern era. Your tour begins at the Alessandro Volta Statue, a tribute to the inventor of the first electric battery. You’ll venture on to Como’s Cathedral at Piazza del Duomo to gaze at its wonderful Swiss-sourced marble facade, a byproduct of the region’s historic trade links. From there, you’ll learn about Tommaso Rodari, hailed as the ‘Michelangelo of Lake Como’ and his Renaissance masterpieces. Laura will let you in on the controversial history of Casa del Fascio, the Fascist Party’s headquarters during Mussolini’s regime, and its pivotal role in World War II. From the Piazza Cavour, you’ll wind around the picturesque lakefront, where you’ll take in breathtaking views of the surrounding historic villas. Your tour comes to an end at the Lake Funicular Station (Funicolare Como Brunate) where you can continue on to the hilltop town of Brunate, take a boat trip, or simply indulge in Como’s culinary delights. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to: • Learn about Tommaso Rodari, a master of the Renaissance, who worked as a sculptor and architect in Como from 1484 to 1526 • Trace Como’s origins from its Celtic roots to its prominence as a Roman settlement in the 1st century • See where public councils met during the Middle Ages, at the Broletto • Learn about Como’s silk industry, which dates back to the 1400s, and has evolved to supply fashion houses like Armani and Prada • Dive into Casa del Fascio’s reconquest by the Partisans (Italians who resisted Fascism) towards the end of the Second World War • Take in Porta Torre, a fortified tower from the 1100s, when Como’s city walls were almost completely rebuilt after their destruction by the Milanese • Learn about Como’s strategic lakeside position and how it was perfect for trade between the surrounding regions and the mountains of the Prealps • Visit Piazza San Fidele, traditionally called Grain Square, the site of Como’s forum in ancient Roman times, and the most important market and commercial square in the city for centuries This self-guided tour will help you to get a grasp of the city’s fascinating history, with plenty of time to taste good food and stroll beside the lakefront with its magnificent panorama. Join Laura as you navigate through Como’s historic squares, ancient streets, and iconic landmarks, guided by her expert insights.

Half-Day Lake Como Discovery Tour from Milan

Half-Day Lake Como Discovery Tour from Milan

Start your sightseeing adventure by meeting your guide at Cadorna Station in Milan, then catch a morning train from Milan to Lake Como; a scenic hour-long trip. Once in Como, you will take a leisurely walk through the city center with your local guide, discovering the majestic white marble Duomo, walking along the elegant Via Vittorio Emanuele, and taking in medieval walls and the Romanesque Sant’ Abbondio Church. The highlight of the tour is the superb, 600-year old Cathedral, and you'll discover traditional shops and upscale boutiques in Piazza Cavour, Via Plinio, and the waterfront. Your walk continues along the lakeside promenade to Villa Olmo, where you'll have magnificent views of the lake and town from the ornate garden. After the tour, enjoy some free time to enjoy Lake Como at your own pace, visiting more sites or just enjoying the scenery and Italian sunshine. With included return train tickets to Milan, you're free to explore Lake Como for as long as you want, then return to Milan at your preferred time.

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