All you need to know about Como

Como is a pretty city in Italy’s Lombardy region, close to Lake Como and the Alps. It’s a popular tourist destination, cherished for its churches, museums, gardens, palaces, parks and theatres. Findings in 2014 put its population at 847,000.

Como is 25 miles from Milan and shares a border with Switzerland. It’s also near to the cities Lugano, Lecco and Varese.

Originally a hub for silk manufacturing, Como’s economy, much like the rest of Milan’s Metropolitan Area (of which its part of), is now centred on the service industry.

Popular landmarks include the Cathedral of Como, Tempio Voltiano and the luxury estate, Villa de Balbianello. Como’s main square, Piazza Cavour, is a great starting point, and home to important structures like the Teatro Adriano and Chiesa Valdese. Other sites worth seeing include the Life Electric monument and Villa Erba.

Como is served by a railway service called Servizio Ferroviario Regionale, which connects the city to various other places in Lombardy. It covers a total of seven stations  - Como San Giovanni and Como Nord Lago being the main ones. The transport network also includes a number of buses and taxis.

While Como does not have an airport of its own, it’s close to a number of others such as Milan Malpensa, Lugano and Orio al Serio International - all of which can be reached by car.  

SilverDoor provides a number of serviced apartments in Como, ideal for a business trip or short break.