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 his of early cristian origins. It is situated in the center 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. There are also frescoes “the Virgin’s marriage,”Nativity,” “Adoration.”
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.
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, that span between the Middle Age, the Renaissance and the ‘900.
Ticket: 4,00 €
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, wich led to the invention of the 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 represents an important example of Romanesque architecture in Lombardy and it is a masterpiece by the local craftsmen “Magistri Cumacini” (craftsmen of the lake which school began in the Middle Age). The early cristian origins of this church is dated to the fifth century.
Brunate is called the balcony of the Pre-Alpes. From its panoramic 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 in 1927 for the centenary anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s death (1827).
Funicular of Brunate
The funicular run every 15 minutes.
Weekday: from 6.00 to 22.30
On Saturday from 6.00 to 24.00.
One way ticket: € 3,00
Two way ticket: € 5,50