And we continue the publishing of our series of interesting places which you definitely have to visit. Go and grab your things and take a trip to Italy. This time we’re going to tell you about such a cozy place like Como in Northern Italy. So let’s begin our journey!
The first thing you’ll definitely see if you take a train is a giant two-hands sculpture. It is dedicated to disabled service people. Everybody takes photos near these hands, tripAtom doesn’t know how many buttocks were on them, but we truly believe – a lot, it always shines and probably there is no need to clean them ^). Take a photo too – some people believe that it brings luck)
Como it’s not only Alps and lake
Why is Como awesome? There are Alps, a huge lake (and, for the record, it is the third largest lake in Italy), but there are also churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces: the Duomo (seat of Diocese of Como), the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, the Villa Olmo, the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano, the Teatro Sociale, the Broletto (the city’s medieval Town Hall) and the 20th century Casa del Fascio. You might be surprised how many city’s showplaces are concentrated in such a small town.
tripAtom gives you a free advice. We visited Como twice and this city didn’t show us all its beauty in a rainy weather. It was also cool experience, but not so stunning in comparison to the sunny weather.When the weather is fine, the best idea for you is to take a boat – it costs 10 euros, not so expensive, but you can see much more landscapes, take a funicular – it costs 5 euro, and you’ll have also a nice landscape from the top of Como. If you have enough money, you can get a little airplane to see Como and near landscapes from a Bird’s eye view. For this option, you’ll need to book tickets in advance.
Crowdy but cozy streets
Streets in this city are typical for Italy: cozy narrow pathways which remind us illustrations of a book about Pinocchio. And here life runs in another way: with restaurants, parks, “green” buildings etc. People play huge chess here, eat ice cream and actually in spite of the fact that there are also a lot of tourists it still seems to be quiet corners where you can relax and feel yourself like a regular Italian.
Everything that was written above is for regular people. If you really want to know more and have a better experience, you’ll need to use “secret” paths. And tripAtom introduces them and ensures that a lot of people ignore these ways even if they find them. You can even climb one of the mountains using at least two ways without a help of funicular. The next paths are near the fountain which you can see from yacht berth. One of them is just behind the fountain, another one is a little bit closer to Como. We call these places secret because you don’t see them from usual tourist spots, but if you’re a curious guy you can also find them or maybe discover more than tripAtom did.
Como is a unique place and of course we can say a lot about this city, we tried to give you the most useful information to get you prepared. There is no way we can show you all beauties and secrets of Como and this is not our goal, we’re willing to motivate you to travel, to get new experience, to see as much as possible and you can send us your stories if you want, your experience and we’ll publish it. Keep following to discover the world with us, this will be better, happier and nicer!