Top Historical Places in Como

Are you looking to explore the history of Como through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Como including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Como. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Como ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Como, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Como for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Como with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Cathedral Of Como

    4.6 (2018 Votes)
    Cathedral Of Como

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    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 worked in the church like architect Lorenzo deg...Read more
  2. Basilica Of San Fedele

    4.6 (1467 Votes)
    Basilica Of San Fedele

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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, also irregular due to the smaller size compared ...Read more
  3. Basilica Of Sant'abbondio

    4.6 (1165 Votes)
    Basilica Of Sant'abbondio

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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. The structures of the Palaeo-Christian church, di...Read more
  4. Baradello Castle

    4.2 (222 Votes)
    Baradello Castle

    Castle, Historical Site

    A military fortification overlooking the city of Como, the Baradello Castle is a beautiful structure located on a high hill which is 430 metres above the sea level. Built on the ancient site of Comum Oppidum- the original settlement of Como dating back to 1st millennium BC, it was the last Byzantine stronghold in the area. Later take over by the Lombards, the castle was restored during the war ...Read more
  5. Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio

    Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    Set in the historical Palazzo Lucini, the archaeological Museum was inaugurated in 1897. It has following sections at display: Section collectors section primeval history the Roman section the medieval section a rich library A must-visit for history enthusiasts!
  6. History Museum Giuseppe Garibaldi

    History Museum, Historical Site

    Housed in Palazzo Olginati which dates back to15th century, the palace was donated to the city of Como by the last descendant of the Olginati family- Carlotta Olginati. Carlotta insisted that the museum be named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, who stayed in the palace in 1866. The Museum was inaugurated in 1932. The exhibition is divided into following sections: The Risorgimento and Modern History- ...Read more
  7. Broletto Del Como

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    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 renaissance elements. The marble facade in three differ...Read more
  8. Monument To The Fallen

    Religious Site, Monument, Architecture

    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 made up of a monolith of granite weighing 400 qu...Read more
  9. Villa Parravicini Revel

    4.5 (4 Votes)
    Villa Parravicini Revel


    This seventeenth century villa is very popular among people. The beauty and elegance of this villa make it unique and a perfect place to get married! The villa also has a well-maintained garden overlooking a lake Como. The management of this place is very attentive and will be ready with answers for any of your queries. The place is big enough to accommodate around hundred people. So, if you a...Read more