Como is situated in a picturesque location at the southern end of the western branch of the lake, overlooking the lake and framed by green hills.
It is the Larian city with the richest historical and artistic heritage: it preserves evidence from the time of ancient Rome, numerous medieval buildings, elegant nineteenth-century palaces and modern rationalist architecture.
Rich in history, art, lively squares and enchanting corners, Como is also the city where the famous scientist Alessandro Volta inventor of the stack was born in 1775 and to whom many monuments are dedicated.
The regular urban structure, made up of Roman cardo and decumanos, lends this elegant city its typical tidy look.
Como is a suitable place to spend a pleasant holiday: there are many possibilities to explore the territory of Como and there are also many proposals to discover the Como branch by water, observing the historic villas overlooking the lake. For lovers of trekking, in the hilly area north- west of Como extends the Regional Park Spina Verde, within which, there is also the historic Castle of Baradello.
There are also numerous cultural events that animate the city throughout the year.