Como is based in Lombardy in Italy and it is one of the area?s most popular resorts. It is close to Lake Como and the Alps and there are plenty of things to see for a visitor who does not want to spend the holiday skiing. It is the birthplace of many famous people through the years including Pliny the Elder and Pope Innocent XI.
Como has many buildings that are going to excite an architecture enthusiast with one of the most splendid being the Duomo at the Piazza Cavou. There are lots of buildings in the old town that are more than 4090 years old and Lake Como will always be one of the attractions. It is the 3rd biggest Lake in Italy and also one of the deepest in Europe. Como Cathedral was begun in 1396 and was finally finished in 1740. Due to the amount of time taken it combines a number of different styles.
By 1714 Como was ruled by Austria and then Napoleon ruled until 1815. It was not until 1859 that it was freed from Austrian rule and it became part of Italy as part of the House of Savoy. Como is also the place where Mussolini was shot as he had visited the area during the war.
There are a number of airports that offer access to Como including Milan Linate and Orio al Serio near to Bergamo. For some it will take about an hour to reach Como and there are a number of easy ways to get there. In the case of Milan Linate it will take about an hour by train.
It will be a good idea to hire a car when travelling to Como as there is a bit of a drive to whichever of the airports you choose to use. It will be possible to use one of the major car hire companies but it will be easier to use www.tripindicator.com as they can have everything organized before you arrive. As well as the convenience you can also be assured of competitive prices.