Teatro Sociale, Como

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Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

1. 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

2. 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: Guided City Tour with Boat Cruise

3. Como: Guided City Tour with Boat Cruise

Discover the allure of Como with our expert guides! Don't miss this chance to explore the city and its stunning lake. The tour starts at Piazza Cavour, once a medieval port. We'll pass by the Teatro Sociale and then head to Duomo Square, the medieval political and religious center of Como. Our visit continues to the oldest church in the historic center, the Church of San Fedele, overlooking a charming square. Next, we'll reach Porta Torre, a part of the ancient city walls dating back to the 12th century. Finally, we'll conclude at the lakefront, where you can admire the cable railway and Daniel Libeskind's modern monument. The tour includes an open ticket for a boat cruise on the first basin of the lake, allowing you to choose your preferred time. Enjoy a splendid trip and marvel at the towns of Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Torno, and Blevio, as well as the magnificent villas dotting the lakeshore.

Self-Guided Tour of Como and its Breathtaking Lakeside

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Teatro Sociale, Como

We bought these combination tickets when the ferries were all sold out same day. This was a good way to ensure we would get a ferry the next day. The walking tour of Como was a very fun addition! Adrian was a great guide and helped us get a round trip ferry to Turno at the end of our walking tour. It was a very memorable day! We saw so much more than we would have on our own. Great value!

My wife and I were the only people on the tour and our guide was excellent. She was very patient with us and gave us a detailed history of Como and surrounding hamlets. This is a tour I will recommend and the tour guide to use.

Very informative, it was nice seeing old Como vs the new and learning about the history of the Lake. A lot of walking so I wouldn’t recommend elderly to book this.

She (Out Tour Guide) was super informative and spoke English very well. She made the tour enjoyable

The tour and tour guide was good, but we were not prepared for the boat ride.