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Como e dintorni

Funicular Ride to Climb the Lighthouse

If you like to visit the observation platforms, you can make a trip from Como to the village of Brunate using the funicular. It was commissioned in 1894. Its trailers depart from the lower station at Alcide de Gasperi square every half hour. They take passengers to a mountain 700 meters high. The line is open from 6:00 to 22:30 every day. You can also use it until midnight on Saturdays during the summer months.
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You will pay 6 euros for a round-trip ticket. The voyage will last 7 minutes. You will walk 30 minutes along a steep path and reach the top of the mountain after reaching the upper station. There is a lighthouse on the top of the mountain. It is named after Alessandro Volta. You will go up to its observation platform and enjoy a wonderful view of Como (lake of the same name) and the snow-capped Alps.

Take a Seaplane Flight

There is an aero club in Como. The hydroplane school is open there. You can rent a small hydroplane there to see the city's surroundings from a height. However, you must have a pilot's license. If you do not have it, you will complete a 6-month training course and receive this document. The course costs 11 thousand euros. You will need to know Italian to complete it. But you also have the option to go on a 30-minute air ride as a passenger. You will not have to complete training in this case. A professional pilot will be at the controls. You will admire the scenery of the city and lake. You will also take a trial lesson. The entertainment costs 80 euros. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Places for Skiing

If you want to go skiing, keep in mind that there is no ski resort in Como. Therefore, you will have to go to Bormio or Madesimo by car. These are near-Alpine cities. You will spend no more than 2.5 hours on the road. There are conditions for skiing there. You will rent all the necessary equipment for 30 euros per day.
House on Lake Como, Italy

Trekking and Climbing the Hill to the Castello Baradello

You should put on comfortable shoes, take a backpack, and go to the suburbs of Como. You will take up trekking there. You will buy a map at the nearest newsagent. Walking routes that start in the city are indicated in it. Many of them are laid next to Como Lake. They have pointers and markup. You can also hike to the surrounding peaks. The duration of the campaign will be 1 day, 2 days off or a week. If you do not have equipment suitable for sleeping in nature you will spend the night in one of the guesthouses or small hotels.
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You will be interested in the route to the hill. The ruins of the Castello Baradello are located there. You can get here only on foot. Only the tower with a square base has survived to this day. Its height is 35 meters. If you climb it or just stand on a hill you will enjoy the beauty of the city, valley, mountains, and lake. You can also take a walk from Baradello up the hill at the top of Monte Croce. An ancient cross is located on it. You will go back to Como or go even further and see the "Stairway to Heaven" with 900 steps after that.
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Active Holidays on Lake Como

If you come to the Como embankment on a weekend in summer, you can board a pleasure boat and go on a tour of the lake. You will enjoy the local nature and architecture. You can also go to other nearby cities. If you decide to explore the underwater world, you should visit the Nettuno diving center. There is a special pool there. You will learn scuba diving under the guidance of an instructor.
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You will receive a license after that. You will be diving on your own. You will even take part in an exciting night dive. Nettuno employees organize it every Friday. The kayaking school is located in the same building as the diving center. If you apply here, you will take a few lessons for 100 euros. You will travel around the lake on your own or as part of a tour group. You can rent a kayak right at school.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Como and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Como
♥   Restaurant 'Trattoria del Vapore' CERNOBBIO. Type - Country. 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Veranda' CERNOBBIO. Type - Modern cuisine. 3.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Locanda dell’Oca Bianca' COMO. Type - Italian. 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Conca Bella' Vacallo. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Imperialino' MOLTRASIO. Type - Creative. 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Como
♥   Castle 'Pontegana Castle' , 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tradate Castle' Tradate, 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castiglione Olona Castle' Castiglione Olona, 0 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torba Tower' Gornate Olona, 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Barbarossa Tower' Seregno, 20.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Como
♥   Palace 'Castello Sforzesco' Milan, 38.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Litta' Milan, 38.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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