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The colours of autumn on the Como lake.

Autumn on Como Lake

16/09/2017  AUTUMN AT THE LAKE

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Villa Olmo

Via Simone Cantoni 1, Como

The palace is built in a neoclassic style in the XVIII century and finished in 1812. It was designed by the italian architect Simone Cantoni for the dukes Odescalchi. Nowdays Villa Olmo is used for exhibitions and cultural events.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday 10–18, on Monday is closed.

The archeological museum Paolo Giovio

Piazza Medaglie d’Oro 1, Como

The museum shows the history of Como from the prehistory to the Middle Age.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-18.00

Ticket: 4,00 €

 San Fedele church

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 94 Como

The San Fedele church was built in the VII century and it has early cristian origins. It is situated in the centre of Como, in a homonymous square. The church has some important pieces of art like 2 stoups with lions dated to the VII-IX centuries, traces of frescoes of the XIII-XIV centuries. Also there are frescoes “the Virgin’s marriage,”Nativity,” “Adoration.”

Free entrance

Opening hours: 8.30-12.00 e 15.30-19.00

Cathedral of Como

Via Maestri Comacini 6, Como

The Cathedral was begun in 1394 and  finished in 1744. It is dedicated to the Virgin Maria. Its facade and naves were built in a gothic style.

Opening hours:

Weekday: 9.30 – 17.30

Holidays :13.00 – 16.30

Pinacoteca of Como

Via Diaz 84, Como

The museum has different pieces of art of the local territory, attributed to the Middle Age, Renaissance,’900.

Ticket: 4,00 €

Tempio Voltiano

Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 1

The museum is dedicated to the italian scientist Alessandro Volta and his inventions. There are different devices, machines, instruments which were used for his research work, beginning from the invention of a battery.

from Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30-18.00

On Monday is closed

The Saint Abbondio church

via Regina 35 Como

The Saint Abbondio church was built in the Romanesque style. It represents an important example of the Romanesque architecture in Lombardy and it is a masterpiece by the local craftsmen. The early cristian origins of this church is dated to the fifth century.


Brunate is called the balcony of the Pre-Alpes. From its point you can see the valley Padana and the Apennines. The other panoramic point is the Voltiano lighthouse, situated on the peak of Monte Tre Croce. It was built 1927 for the centenary  anniversary by Alessandro Volta.

Funicular of Brunate

Timetable: the funicular runs every 15 minutes

Weekday:  from 6.00 to  22.30

On Saturday from  6.00 to 24.00.
One way ticket: € 3,00
Come and back ticket: € 5,50