Como Lake Como

Como Lake Como

Benvenuto a Como Lake Como

Welcome to Como Lake Como dedicated to all things beautiful in Lake Como, concentrating on the historical provincial capital of Como and the western arm of the Lake in Lombardy (Lombardia), Northern Italy.

 

A View of Como from Brunate
A View of Como from Brunate

 

The City of Como is just one hour away from Milano and fifteen minutes from the border town of Ponte Chiasso in Switzerland, making Lake Como a popular destination for both the Milanese and the Swiss alike.

Como is originally famously known throughout the world for it’s long tradition of silk manufacturer and weaving and without no exception the adjoining lake of the same name.

The building of the Duomo in Como began in 1396 and did not finish until 1770. The spectacular west front was built between 1457 and 1498.

 

The Duomo in Como
The Duomo in Como

 

Today Como is a centre for design, business, insurance, banking and the location of choice of tourists from all around the world.

Como has over 83,000 inhabitants and geographically situated at the southern western tip of Lake Como 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Milano in the Regione Lombardia (Lombardy Region) of Northern Italy.

At noon everyday in Como you can hear a cannon firing a salute. This had began back in 1912 and stopped for 20 years. The cannon salute was reintroduced to Como back in 1994.

 

Tempio Voltiano
Tempio Voltiano

 

The Tempio Voltiano is a museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a scientist and the inventor of the electrical battery. Alessandro Volta was born in Como in 1745 and died in 1827.

Lake Como

Lake Como is of glacial origin and is the third largest lake in Italy and one of the deepest lakes in Europe at over 400 metres deep and covering an area of 146 square kilometres.

 

Lake Como
Lake Como

 

The name of Lake Como in Italian is Lago di Como (Lake of Como) or Lario the name of the Lake originally given to it by the Romans.

You can see spectacular views of snow-capped alpine mountains, picturesque hillside towns and beautifully kept houses and villas scattered along the entire shoreline of Lake Como.