Bucket List: Top 8 Best Things to do in Como, Italy

What are the top tourist spots in Como, Italy?

Lake Como Boat Tour photo via Depositphotos

Como Bucket List: 8 Best Places to Visit in Como, Italy

Tourists who go to Italy cannot miss out on going to Como. This lake-surrounded tourist destination provides a break that truly feels like a vacation getaway by going to the beaches, parks, and villas. Como was formerly the commerce capital of the Middle Ages. History is told throughout this city with its museums and monuments. Since Como has a lot to offer, here are some activities worth considering:

Visit the lakefront

Domaso village on Como lake, Italy photo via Depositphotos
Domaso village on Como lake, Italy photo via Depositphotos

Asides from taking pictures with the famous Lake Como as a background, the lakefront gives you a glimpse of this general history. The two main attractions are the Volta Museum & War Memorial and Villa Olmo.

On one hand, Volta Museum is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, who made the first electric battery. On the other hand, Villa Olmo is a historic building built in the late 18th century.

Join a boat tour

Lake Como Boat Tour photo via Depositphotos
Lake Como Boat Tour photo via Depositphotos

Lake Como is one of the town’s main attractions. It allows people to have a look at Como’s beautiful towns and landmarks. A recommended tour you should join in is the Central Lake Tours by the Lake Como Food Tours.

Not only will you get to visit landmark towns like Bellagio, but you will also get to experience tasting local products such as cheese, wine, and seafood.

Go Canyoning at Porlezza

Aerial View of city of Porlezza on the shore of lake Lugano photo via Depositphotos
Aerial View of city of Porlezza on the shore of lake Lugano photo via Depositphotos

This is the perfect adventure for tourists who are looking for excitement. The canyon at Porlezza leads to the Como’s river and is filled with slides and jumps. There is also a series of caves that are worth exploring.

If you are a beginner, there are certified canyoning guides in the area who provide equipment.

Roam around the town center

Como Italy photo via Depositphotos
Como Italy photo via Depositphotos

While Como does not have many malls, the local town center is a great place to be around people. What makes the town center attractive is the budget-friendly stalls and boutiques to choose from.

Some of the souvenirs worth buying are clothes, antiques, and handicrafts. There are also multiple cafes where you can relax and interact with locals.

Learn from the Como Archeological Museum

Museo archeologico Paolo Giovio by Elliott Brown via Flickr CC
Museo archeologico Paolo Giovio by Elliott Brown via Flickr CC

The Como Archeological Museum is a pathway to this town’s history. This museum contains artifacts that date from the local Prehistorical Era and Middle Ages.

There are also foreign collections from the Egyptians and Greeks, such as gems and statuettes. Other notable sections are the lapidarium, museum library, and Roman Section.

See breathtaking views at Brunate.

Como-Brunate funicular, Italy photo via Depositphotos
Como-Brunate funicular, Italy photo via Depositphotos

Brunate is locally known as “the balcony of the alps.” To get to Brunate, you must ride a train-like vehicle in the Funicular Railway Station. What makes this location special is the panoramic view of Como.

If that is not enough for aesthetics, there are also Art Nouveau villas in this area. The artworks are complemented by the facilities’ floral motifs.

Enjoy at Jungle Raider Park

Jungle Raider Park photo via FB Page
Jungle Raider Park photo via FB Page

The Jungle Raider Park will surely provide the challenging adventure that tourists crave for. This park was built in the trees, which will test the guests’ physical abilities and endurance.

Some activities include walking on wooden walkways, crossing Nepalese bridges, climbing ropes, and riding ziplines.

Take Pictures in the Botanical Garden at Hotel Villa Cipressi

Hotel Villa Cipressi
Hotel Villa Cipressi

The Botanical Garden is Como’s most colorful area. This garden is filled with multiple floral species such as azaleas, camellias, roses, gardenias, and hydrangeas. There is also a wide variety of plants, such as strawberry trees, palm trees, and cypresses.

With Lake Como as the garden’s backdrop, this is a great place to capture your new profile picture.

Como Travel and Tour Packages

Searching for the best hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of affordable Como hotels and resorts via Agoda, Booking, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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