Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Como is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Como a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Como.
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Via Comoedia, 5, 22016 Lenno Como, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Villa del Balbianello is a villa in the comune of Lenno (province of Como), Italy, overlooking Lake Como. It is located on the tip of a small wooded peninsula on the western shore of the south-west branch of Lake Como, not far from the Isola Comacina and is famous for its elaborate terraced gardens.
The villa was built in 1787 on the site of a ...
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Piazza Duomo, 6, 22100 Como, Italy
The cathedral is the result of more than four centuries of working; the construction began in 1396 on the ancient Romanesque basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Looking carefully at the structure it is easy to recognize the different styles: from the marble gothic facade to the dome dated 1740, the year in which the church was finished. Many artists ...
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Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 1, Como, Italy
09:30 am - 04:00 pm
The Tempio Voltiano (Italian; Volta Temple in English) is a museum in the city of Como, Italy that is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a prolific scientist and the inventor of the electrical battery.
The neoclassical building was designed by Federico Frigerio. It was completed in 1927 to celebrate the 100th ann...
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Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 94, 22100 Como, Italy
The Basilica of San Fedele in Como is located in the city center and is dedicated to Saint Fidelis martyr. It derives from an earlier Christian church, dating from the seventh century, dedicated to Euphemia.
The present church dates from 1120, the building is Romanesque and not just the original three naves irregular grafted onto a central plant, a...
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Via Regina Teodolinda, 35, Como, Italy
The Basilica of Sant'Abbondio is a church in Como, Lombardy, Northern Italy. Erected c. 1 km outside the city's walls, it was intended to house several relics of the two saints which Amantius had brought from Rome. The basilica acted as bishop's seat until 1007. It was rebuilt it in Romanesque style later.
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Via Bellinzona, 2, Como, Italy
Villa Olmo is the most celebrated and sumptuous of the historic homes of Como and one that made Como one of the driving forces of the Enlightenment in Italy.
It is a stylish structure with high aesthetic and compositional values. The construction of Villa Olmo began at the end of the eighteenth century and was completed in 1812. It passed from the ...
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Via Vincenzo Bellini, 3, 22100 Como, Italy
Teatro Sociale is a theatre in Como, designed by architect Giuseppe Cusi by replacing the existing 1764/65 building which was regarded as outdated. The site of the ruined medieval castle, Torre Rotonda, was the chosen location and the Societa dei Palchhesttisti was created. The newly constructed theatre in its neo-classic fa&cce...
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Via Armando Diaz, 8, 22100 Como, Italy
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Also known as Civic art collections of Palazzo Volpi, the exhibits include the pre-Romanesque and Romanesque art as well as frescos from the Monastero di Santa Margherita. The section dedicated to Como’s 20th century paintings by artists like Mario Radice and Carla Badiali are worth observing.
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Piazza Duomo, Como CO, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
With construction dating back to 1215, the Palazzo Broletto Como served as the home to the municipality of Como. Located next to the site of ancient cathedral, it signifies the strong connection between the church authorities and the municipality.
Constructed in Romanesque-Gothic style of architecture, the structure strongly symbolizes the renaissa...
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Via Giancarlo Puecher, Como CO, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Great War (WW I) , this war memorial is a tower- 33 metres in height. The large windows and the stone structure of Aurisina and Reppen make it an architectural delight. Overlooking the public gardens and the beautiful panorama of the Lake Como, it is located near Volta’s temple.
The memorial chapel is m...