Monuments Como

Monuments Como, ideas for visiting

Monuments Como, ideas for visiting Ente Villa Carlotta

Monuments Como. Palaces of the nobility, elegant architecture and unique landmarks, including a few of the most renowned monuments in Lombardy, is what makes of this territory the ideal destination for cultural tourism.


Como counts with attractions such as the historic center, the Cathedral and the Broletto, the former headquarters of the Municipality.


Furthermore, the churches of Sant' Abbondio and San Fedele are a long-standing reminder of a glorious medieval past. Consider visiting monuments in Como that stand as examples of Italian Rationalism, like the Casa del Fascio, which was designed by Giuseppe Terragni alongside the Novocomum. 


If you go across Piazza Cavour you will find the Volta Temple, museum dedicated to the inventor of batteries. You will probably stumble upon various monuments in Como by walking through downtown. Don't miss the chance to see its watchtowers, the one in Porta Vittoria is particularly popular with visitors.


Neighboring towns are perfect for a holiday by the lakeshore admiring less-known monuments in Lombardy. Discover awe-inspiring landscapes and aristocratic mansions that provide an inviting atmosphere.


Tourism in Como may take you to Villa Olmo and Carlotta, Serbelloni and Balbaniello to enjoy their lush, evocative scenery.

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  • The Volta Temple was built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the death of Alessandro Volta , on the shores of Lake Como. Its architectural beauty and fabulous lakeside location make this...
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  • In 1808 Francesco Melzi D'Eril commissioned the architect Albertolli to design his summer residence Villa Melzi D'Eril along with a vast park . The villa was completed two years later, built in...
  • Villa Carlotta in T remezzo is a site of rare beauty and a not-to-be-missed destination when visiting Lake Como. In 1600 the Marquis Giorgio Clerici built a splendid mansion in a natural basin...
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  • Villa Mylius Vigoni is located in Loveno di Menaggio. In 1983 Ignazio Vigoni donated the villa to the Federal Republic of Germany , which had been purchased in 1829 by Heinrich Mylius who was...
  • Villa Serbelloni is located in Bellagio, on the romantic Lake Como, in the middle of a huge park. The villa was named after the Count Alessandro Serbelloni, who bought it from the Sfondrati family...

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