First settlers appeared on the territory of the modern city in 196 BC. During several centuries in medieval the unique lands of Como were the reason of fighting between Spain, France and Austria. In 1859 Como was officially added to the territory of Italian Kingdom.
While making a drive on a central street of Como, you will see old mansions and villas. Some of them are built simply near the water, while the others are surrounded by shadowy parks. Villa Olmo built in 1797 is considered the most beautiful one. The walls of the villa are decorated with magnificent frescos, and the park that surrounds it helps to feel true relaxation.
The main motor way of the city is called Borgovico. All main sights of the city are located near it. Here are built a modern football stadium Sinigaglia, in which take place the games of the local football club, Roselli Brothers Avenue, and a tomb of Alessandro Volta. In Como lives a great Italian inventor that gave the world a battery. Volta taught physics in one of the local gymnasiums. In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famous inventor, a mausoleum was built not far away from his tomb.
Once you finish the observation of the mentioned sights, it’s time to make a walk on the port district of the city as on its territory is located one more famous historical monument – Duomo Cathedral. The building will be interesting to tourists because it has been remade a number of times during its history. The modern look of the cathedral features traits of gothic and baroque architecture.
You shouldn’t think sightseeing id the only thing you can find in Como as here there are many restaurants, shops and cinemas. Local sellers attract buyers by relatively low prices on apparel made by famous brands.