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Best things to do in Province of Como

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“Villa Carlotta is surrounded by a wide botanical garden that is full of ancient trees, palms, rhododendros, azaleas, and many other plants. I’d suggest visiting Villa Carlotta in springtime, during the blossom period. The villa is frequently home to many artistic events and exhibitions.”
101 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Just twelve kilometres from Morcote is the huge Foxtown Shopping Centre selling major fashion brands at outlet prices. Foxtown.com”
85 locals recommend
Museum
“On a peninsula from which one can enjoy the spells of the Lario, this elegant and romantic eighteenth century mansion and its astonishing garden have hosted letters and travels to its last owner, Guido Monzino.”
92 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Landscapes, coves, monuments, botanical gardens, villages ... You can visit all year round, there is always something to do or see. Lake Como is a concentrate of beauty, attractions and things to see. The ideal place for a great holiday. For centuries it has been a place so loved by tourists from all over the world and by all kinds, from politicians like John Fitzgerald Kennedy to VIPs like George Clooney, from Queen Victoria of England to Saudi princesses. Every year it is called the most beautiful lake in the world.”
75 locals recommend
Park
“The Gardens of Villa Melzi strech out along the lake shore and are armoniously inserted into the hilly scenery of the Bellagio peninsula that divides the two branches of Lario lake. ”
49 locals recommend
Water Park
“The splash area includes numerous pools and fun slides, while if you want to relax there is the Spa area with several saunas, Turkish baths and much more”
26 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you don’t mind walking, you can follow the path along the Esino River and get to Castello di Vezio, an ancient medieval fortress overlooking Varenna. The castle houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Lariosaurus – an extinct sea reptile from the Middle Triassic period, which gave birth to a legend similar to that of the Loch Ness monster – as well as a center for the training of birds of prey.”
50 locals recommend
Parking
“Der eye-catcher am Lungolago. Konzerte, Theater und Ausstellungen - The eye-catcher on the Lungolago. Concerts, theatre and exhibitions. ”
27 locals recommend
Museum
“Villa Monastero is one of the most interesting attractions of our territory thanks to its strategic location, its history and its landscape.”
24 locals recommend
Women's Store
“One of the most beautiful cathedrals in northern Italy, it is characterized by the façade with the statues of Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger. Inside it houses important works of art and tapestries.”
28 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Bellano waterfalls. Orrido is a must see. This natural gorge was formed over the centuries by the flowing waters of the Pioverna, carving out gigantic potholes and suggestive caverns. The dark sinuous recesses, the gloomy rumble of the turbulent waters have been a source of inspiration for many a writer, making Orrido the most renowned tourist spot in the Lario area. The “Cà del Diavol” or “Devil’s house” evokes collective fears of the devil and satanic rituals, embodying the mysterious lure of the place. A concrete walkway allows visitors to admire the beauty of a truly unique place.”
19 locals recommend
Park
“Good learning experience for young and old, families and individuals. The whole countries attractions in pocket size. Everything handmade. ”
11 locals recommend
Mountain
“You can go by car to the top where there is a bar/restaurant with stunning views.”
17 locals recommend
Museum
“I love this walk along the coast with no cars to this beautiful Villa (its park is open to the public) starting from Tempio Voltiano in Como. ”
26 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
$$$
“Aperitivo, lunch, drinks or just coffee during the day and dancing by night on the edge of the lake.”
29 locals recommend
Port
“Enjoy a tour by boat of our amazing lake. You can get tickets and information at the ticket office in Piazza Cavour. Best to visit: Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio, Argegno.”
19 locals recommend