Visit Como and Lake Como, staying in the relaxing athmosphere of a country Italian Villa

Como and its surroundings

Dandelion Como Suites and Park is the perfect place to stay during your holiday in Como: an exclusive villa and historic courtyard just 15 minutes from Como by car, immersed in nature but just a few kilometres from the main tourist attractions.

Let's begin with the city that gives its name to the lake, which is famous for its romantic and evocative views and for the production of high-quality fabrics. The Cathedral of Como is certainly worth a visit: it was started in 1396 and completed by Juvarra, who designed the dome in 1740. The cathedral is surrounded by monuments that bear witness to the ancient history and aesthetic culture that characterise Como: the town hall and the Pantero Pantera tower, dating back to the medieval period, the Teatro Sociale theatre from the neoclassical era, and Palazzo Terragni, a symbol of rationalism. From the cathedral you can easy reach the lakefront: enjoy a spectacular stroll to admire the stunning natural landscapes and architecture of the lake on one side, and the elegant neoclassical villas on the other.

During your stroll you can also visit the Tempio Voltiano, dedicated to Alessandro Volta and built during the early 1920s. It is one of the most beautiful neoclassical villas in Italy, with its beautiful gardens, and often hosts shows and events. Don't miss out on a trip on the Como-Brunate funicular: during the 7-minute journey you can take in a spectacular view of the lake. 

Lake Como also offers a few real gems: Cernobbio, Laglio, Lenno with Villa Balbianello (a FAI property), the Tremezzina peninsula with Villa Carlotta, Menaggio, Cadenabbia and Bellagio, to give just a few examples. Lake Como offers many opportunities for hiking and walking, with the possibility of trying out water sports such as windsurfing, rowing, water skiing, and sailing. 

Cinema lovers will remember cult scenes in famous films such as Ocean's Twelve, which were shot at Villa Erba, or Star Wars and Casino Royale, shot at Villa Balbianello, or  villa Oleandra where George Clooney hosts his friends Brad Pitt and Barack Obama.

You can also visit our Experiences section to find out where to play golf in Como, and how to enjoy a flight in a seaplane over the waters of the lake.

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