The city of Como is situated on the lake, and is encircled by enchanting hills. There are many interesting sites to visit whilst meandering through the streets of Como: historical monuments, beautiful villas, and breath-taking sights. The historic centre is located inside the ancient city walls where there are many shops and boutiques, and plenty of cafes for you to rest, enjoy the view and have a well earned refreshment. Today Como is a dynamic business city with an important history in textile (silk). Along the lake shores, a number of wonderful villages and villas can be reached by bus or boat. Among them, Bellagio, Tremezzo, Cernobbio, villa Balbianello, villa Carlotta, villa Melzi.
The Como Lake