Things to Do near Golf Club Villa D'Este

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A beautiful 18-hole course designed by Peter Gannon which winds its way through chestnut, ash and pine trees sheltering golfers even from the intense August heat. Villa d'Este is considered one of the most…

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The Equestrian Center Sagittarius Tavernerio (CO) is a riding center recognized by FISE, Italian Equestrian Federation, and Ente Affiliated to Olympic Disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. Also at the Centre is on an established Pony school. Offering top notch Dressage Clinics with famed Italian…

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First mentioned the thirteenth century, but excavations, have unearthed remains of a chapel built in eleventh and the twelfth century and rebuilt in the fifteenth century. The bell tower has been dated to the second half of the eleventh century.…

Includes the Basilica of St. Vincent and the Baptistery of St. John the Baptist and is one of the most famous monuments of Lombardian Romanesque architecture. The building, dated 1007, stands as one of the first accounts of the organic…

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Built towards the end of 1300 to replace an existing chapel. The church, a single nave, built of local stone and brick, houses the remains of votive frescoes of…

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The Park and the Villa Carcano at Anzano, in the Alta Brianza (Northern Italy), between the cities of Como and Lecco, are of exceptional landscaping, architectural and botanical value. This site has remained seemingly untouched in a region that experienced a very intense urban and industrial development.

Free yourself from the stress of work, forget the frenzy of a thousand daily commitments, dive into a world of pure relaxation dedicated to the…

Designed by architect Cesare Cattaneo and painter Mario Radice in 1935. It is a complex construction of circular elements whose harmonious composition consists of four spheres arranged on each other with alternate…

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Exhibition space for cultural events as contemporary art exhibitions, conferences, concerts and living-performances. One of the better known examples is MiniArtTextil—an annual international exhibition of…

The burial town where Alessandro Volta is buried was originally called Camnago, and took the name of Camnago Volta in 1863 in honour of this great scientist. The mausoleum, a temple of neoclassic style, was finished in 1831, decorated with statues and reliefs.…

Located on the top floor of Riva 1920, a notable furniture manufacturer. It houses over 4,000 historic woodworking machines and tools. This is the biggest of such collections in the whole of Italy. The aim of the exhibition is to rediscover the origins and traditions of the woodworking industry in the Cantù area. Riva…

The Museum extends over a surface of 1000 square metres and its exhibits reconstruct the silk manufacturing process with an historical and educational approach. The visitor is given the opportunity to learn more about both the whole process and the single phases that make it up. In some cases, the dimensions of the rooms make the exposition of cumbersome machines feasible. The Museum is completely accessible to disabled visitors.
NEW OPENING: WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
No queue service: +39 031303180 or booking to: prenota@museosetacomo.com

The Basilica of Sant'Abbondio is located outside the walls of Como, under Mount Croce, along a stretch of Via Regina that was an important area of ​​worship. The church has two notable bell towers rising at the end of the external aisles, in the middle…

The baths date from the first century A.D. to the present day. Since the second half of the first century AD, the remains of Roman baths were spread over an area of about…

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Baradello Castle is situated on hill dominating the valley like a stone sentinel watching over the town of Como and Spina Verde Park. The top of the tower provides 360 degree views of the city, the Alps and Po Valley. The…

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The church was founded in 1300 by two brothers Hermits of St. Augustine from Civilio, a village above Como, on land donated by a family whose members were later…

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What is today the Giuseppe Garibaldi Museum was once a residential building, which hosted Garibaldi during his campaigns for independence. Within its walls, is an impressive collection of dresses, weapons, documents and furniture of the Risorgimento. The Historical Museum is housed in Giuseppe Garibaldi Olginati Palace, which dates…

The building now houses the Civic Archaeological Museum Paolo Giovio, is one of the most interesting palaces of the city of Como and retains part…

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Como’s Archaeological Museum Paolo Giovio is housed in the Palazzo Giovio, and features collections from prehistoric and antiquity eras. The…

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Dates from the late eighteenth century but has undergone major renovations and expansions over time. Villa Giovio is located within a park, part of which runs along the long driveway that leads…

Temple of the Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Water Sports Prodigy. In a stormy crossing of the Adriatic, on the night of September 12, 1669, the family of Count Antonio Zancaropulo Berardo escaping from Crete, sought shelter in Venice. During the terrible storm…

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The land where this shrine shrine now stands was once marsh close to the moat that surrounded the walled city of Como. It was barely habitable consisting of miserable hovels and shacks that led a dubious existence. In 1236 the canonical Erasmo Campacci embarked upon a clean up of the area—both physical and…

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Jurassic cave located just north of Erba. The entrance is enormous frequently compared to Milan’s Cathedral at about 45 meters in height, 38 wide and over 400 in length. Use of the cave dates back to Paleolithic times as evidenced by flints and cooking utensils left behind by nomadic hunters. Brickworks at the entrance…

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Daniel Libeskind created this dazzling 16.5 meter (54 feet) high stainless steel sculpture near Piazza Cavour, Como. The public monument, the first contemporary work ever to be installed in Como, is an homage to famed scientist Alexander Volta who hails from the city. "It is an amazing honor to be able to give this…

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The magnificence of Liberty style villas owned by the international jet set. The romance of a pristine alpine lake. The breathtaking views of the Alps, just behind. "That branch of the Lake of Como" – famously mentioned by Manzoni in the…

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Inside Como’s walled city are many pedestrian friendly squares. Explore Piazza Fedele’s cafes or restaurants in an ambiance that is a bit more quiet than the Piazza Duomo.

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Located in the middle of the walled town, the church was built between the 11th to the end of the 13th century and was possibly the first cathedral in Como. It features a complex planimetry including three short naves,…

Since 1892, Tasell has been offering boat rentals, taxi and boat charters, transfers and cruises to discover the lake while accompanied by professional guides. A wide variety of boats are available to suit every requirement…

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A very popular excursion from the city is the ascent by funicular to the village of Brunate. This fun train made its first journey in 1894 and still today, every 30 minutes, it links the city with an…

The S. Cecillia Monastery, built around the middle of the thirteenth century, from 1270 was driven by the Lucini family and support of the Franciscans and the bishop Leone Lambertenghi. The building lies on the Roman walls of the imperial age, considered to be the Porta Pretoria Diocletian, destroyed by the Milanese…

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Civic museum and gallery with artifacts and paintings from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and contemporary works.

Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro Sociale, and the Broletto…

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For the driving enthusiast no matter what age, Como’s indoor Driver Park might be just the welcome break from all those villas, churches and hikes. The 8000 sqm facility on three floors features a Kids Park, Formula Karting, Simulators, Displays and more. Three restaurants will ensure you never have to go long…

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Built on a structure dedicated to Mercury and pagan cults. The first bishop of Como Felice changed the temple dedicated to a Christian church, in which he placed the mortal remains of Carpoforo. Located on the ancient…

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Born and raised in Como, associated to the IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association), great passionate of outdoor activities. I summited some of the hardest peaks of the world, I’ve been climbing in more than 25 World countries, traveled intensively for skiing but always came happily back to the region where I…

The Broletto or "Town Hall" is the most important medieval secular building in Como. The building rises immediately northwest of the Cathedral; representing an almost unique example of the close connection between spiritual and temporal power in a city of the European Middle Ages. Plaque commemorating the…

An omni-present feature of Lake Como’s skyline is the Como Cathedral with its white marble facade and imposing dome. The interior is equally spectacular boasting elaborate altar paintings, gargoyles and a magnificent dome.…

Gate Tower is an imposing fortress, 40 meters high, built in 1192, on the initiative of the mayor Hubert de 'Olevano, to defend the entrance to the city of Como. In the fourteenth century the great tower was flanked by two other pentagonal towers, much smaller, repeating the pattern of the arches opening inward. In the sixteenth century they are further…

Photo: Teatro Sociale di Como

Como’s famed concert hall showcasing opera, dance, theatre and contemporary artists. Teatro Sociale di Como vaunts an extremely varied programme of top-level events. Classical and modern dance performances by…

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