The city of Como, between panoramic points, shopping and suggestive excursions
Como Cathedral is the last of the Gothic cathedrals built in Lombardy.
OPENING HOURS: weekdays from 10:30 to 17:00 - Sunday from 13:00 to 16:30
Built in medieval times, it is now the seat of the Como town hall. It hosts art exhibitions and exhibitions.
t is an imposing fortress, 40 meters high, built in 1192 to defend the most important entrance to the city of Como.
It is possible to visit the monumental remains of the "Porta Pretoria" during the days and opening hours of the Archaeological Museum, by reservation only.
OPENING HOURS: from Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 18.00
The Covered Market in Via Mentana 5 is open every day from Monday to Saturday. Inside there is also the Agricultural Market of the Comaschi Producers, open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning with direct sale (from producer to consumer) of local products.
The market for local and organic producers is held every Saturday from 8 to 12 in Como-Rebbio, in the Comboni Missionary park in Via Salvadonica 3, along Via Varesina.
Antiquariato e Artigianato
In Piazza San Fedele, the antiques market takes place on the first Saturday of each month and the craft market on the second, third and fourth Saturday of each month.
The Foxtown outlet in Mendrisio (Switzerland) offers 160 stores and 250 brands. Open daily from 11:00 to 19:00.
In Piazza De Gasperi, where the funicular station is located, it is possible to reach Brunate in about 7 minutes. The town is also called the "balcony" of the Alps for the breathtaking panorama it offers. Walking through the hills you can admire many splendid Art Nouveau villas and you can reach San Maurizio where the Voltiano Lighthouse, built in 1927, stands. A spiral staircase of 143 steps allows you to get to the pitch on the top from which you can enjoy a priceless view. During the night, the lighthouse illuminates Como and the valley below with beams of white, red and green lights. Of course, you can also visit Brunate by walk.
From Piazza San Rocco, or from Piazza Camerlata you can reach (by walk - 20 minutes) Castel Baradello, rebuilt on the remains of the oldest fortifications by Federico I of Svevia, called Barbarossa, in the XII century. Inside the tower there is a small museum.