This page is dedicated to all tourist attractions of the Lake Como in northern Italy. Apart from beautiful coastal towns, there are also numerous medieval villas, amazing gardens and several museums that enrich the tourist offer of the Lake Como. Since there is not a large number of such locations, we decided to put them all in one category under the cumulative name - Attractions. Visitors will enjoy visiting wonderful villas that once belonged to the richest Lombard families, as well as gardens where they will have the opportunity to see plants from all over the globe.
The cathedral of Como is an exceptional example of late Gothic Lombard architectural style. The construction of the cathedral started in 1396 according to the project of Lorenzo degli Spazzi. There were many architects and artists involved in the construction and decorations of the cathedral. The facáde is made of marble and the decorations depict episodes from the life of Virgin Mary. There are also sculptures that represent the Holy Spirit embodied in the shape of a young man, placed in between the Heaven and the Earth.
The ride by the cable car In Como is truly a great experience and wonderful tourist attraction of the city. From a small village Brunate, right next to Como, there is a cable car that takes tourists at the top of the city of Como and from there visitors can have a splendid view on the city center of Como, the Alps, and lowland of Brianza. The ride lasts for approx. 7 min. The cable car departs every 30 minutes in both directions.
Located on the peninsula this elegant Villa Balbianello built in the 18th century hosted numerous writers, artists and visitors from all over the world. The villa was constructed according to the desire of Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, on the spot where ancient Franciscan convent used to be. The only thing that was left of the ancient convent was the façade of an old church. After the cardinal’s death Villa Balbianello were passed on into the hands of Count Luigi Porro Lambertenghi.
Villa Carlotta is one of the most beautiful and the most visited villas on Lake Como. Villa dates back to the 17th century when it was constructed in Baroque style by Marchese Giorgio Clerici. Giorgio’s wish was to surround this magnificent villa by an spacious garden in a pure Italian style. As the time was passing by, the villa changed various owners and each one of them contributed in additional decorations of Villa Carlotta.
Villa d’Este is considered one of the most beautiful buildings from the architectural point of view. It was built in the 16th century by a famous Italian architect Pellegrino Pellegrini, also known as “Tibaldi”. The construction of the villa started following the wish of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio.