The city of Como is the capital of the Province of Como in the north of Italy in the Lombardy region. Situated at the southern tip of the beautiful Lake Como, the city of Como is one of the major cities of the area and benefits from views up Lake Como, the third largest lake in Italy. The historic city has much to see, and the area is renowned for its stunning scenery so a holiday in Como self catering accommodation would be ideal for holidaymakers looking for a variety of attractions.
Obviously Lake Como features quite highly in any holidaymaker’s itinerary, and in many of the self catering accommodations around Como you can benefit from the most spectacular views over the lake. Different holiday homes and apartments in Como offer different things but if you’re looking for a peaceful retreat you will certainly be able to find it here! Those visitors who prefer to be near the heart of the city, and within walking distance of the historic attractions will find there’s some ideal self catering accommodation in Como for you too.
The point is, when you holiday in accommodation in Como you can do as much or as little as you please. Walks and hikes in the hills surrounding this glacial lake, find waterfalls and pretty villages. Como has plenty to see, and with its great range of excellent restaurant you could eat somewhere different every night. Equally the supermarkets are well stocked if you prefer to cook-in at your self catering accommodation from time to time.
The city of Como has many places to visit and things to see. A variety of churches include the Duomo (Cathedral) of which construction started in 1396, and the Romanesque basilica of Sant Abbondio which was consecrated in 1095. Other sites include the several impressive villas, the ancient town hall, and a small medieval castle. There are also several museums to see too.
Lake Como is obviously a major attraction in itself and though it is picture perfect when viewed from your Como accommodation, it is also great when explored by boat. Or travel further around the lake and visit some of the other towns and cities in this beautiful part of Italy. There is Lecco at the tip of the south eastern leg of the lake, or Bellagio to the north. With Switzerland being so close, a day trip into Switzerland from your Como self catering accommodation is perfectly plausible too.
Como enjoys a humid subtropical climate similar in ways to a Mediterranean climate with hot and humid summers and average high temperatures reach the high 20’s C (low 80’s F). Winter time highs stay mild and very pleasant, though nighttimes can be chilly when the temperature drops. Rainfall is possible throughout the year when staying in self catering accommodation in Como.
Getting to Como is straightforward as Milan’s Malpensa Airport is within easy reach and should take less than an hour to drive. Choose from many airlines to this, the largest Milan airport, or try one of the smaller airports as an alternative.