Wondering if it is possible to explore Lake Como in ONE DAY? The answer is yes! This small city is easy to explore and there are plenty of things to see and do. In this post, I’ll share my top tips on how to make the most of your time in Lake Como.
Where is Lake Como?
How to get from Milan to Como by car?
1) Visit the Duomo di Como
2) Visit the San Fedele
3) Go to the Pinacoteca art gallery
4) Take the funicular up the mountain
5) Wander the Citta’ Murata
Some of the streets are cobbled and are lined with different shops, café’s and gelaterie. Don’t miss photographing some of the old windows and flowered balconies.
6) Try the Beretta Bakery
What do we think is really NOT to be MISSED?!? A visit to the Beretta bakery. It is worth a trip to buy La Nuvola. It is a loaf of paradise! It is more than I would normally pay for a sweet bread (I believe it was about 10 Euros), but it is just incredible! I even attempted to make a bread similar one time, and it was a great bread, but not the same!
If you are spending more than one day in Como and have seen all the sites, do as the Italians do and enjoy the people watching in a piazza! Take the time to enjoy a GELATO! The gelato in Como is something you have to try, there are so many gelatarias to choose from.
If you are visiting Piazza Cavour, which is right across from the lakeside, you will find plenty of benches to catch the locals passionately discussing politics. Head over to an outdoor café’ in Piazza Duomo to have a drink or a coffee and relax.
Now these are merely some suggestions and we don’t say you should rush and do all of them at once. I’ve had the chance to spend period of time in and around Como these last 15 years and these are places that simply wonderful. But there is so much more I didn’t include! Look for more posts coming up soon!
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A beautiful guest post from Alessandra Mauri who lives on the lake!