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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bus Station
“For great views of the Como lake and the Alps, go to Cadorna Station, take the trai to Como and walk 2 minutes to jump on the Funicolare. Polenta with mushrooms makes in one of the restaurants there for a nice addition to the programme”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Perhaps the most beautiful view of Como and the Alps. An unforgettable experience! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“ Excellent dinner with breathtaking views Excellent pastas, Mauro's Navel Orange & Arugula salad very good ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Godersi lo spettacolo del Lago da una visuale particolare! Enjoy the show from a particular view of the Lake !”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Il Faro Voltiano è un monumento dedicato ad Alessandro Volta, inventore della pila elettrica. Alto 29 metri, domina il Lago di Como e consente di ammirare dall'alto il Lario e tutta la vallata sottostante.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“You can reach the lighthouse from Como downtown by cable (Funicolare) and then in a 20 minutes uphill walk you are on top of the summit with an amazing 360 view.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Locality
“It's a very cool experience for who's visiting Como for the first time but also for whom is madly in love with awesome views! I would recommend getting the funicolare even though you have a car. The funicolare (cable railway) rocks and offers you a unique perspective of Como. The only downside: there might be an annoying waiting line mostly during summertime. For the most courageous and athletic ones: you can also hike up to the top :) That's what my dad does to exercise. Once you step out at the top you can: - have a coffee like a real Italian (as we drink coffee pretty often) - enjoy an ice-cream (we like that too) - be even cooler and walk up to the lighthouse of Brunate! It could take between 30 till 50 mins depending on how fit you are. If you are lucky with the weather, you will enjoy one of the best views of your life! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional cuisine with awesome views of the Como from the mountains above the city specialties: polenta and meat”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Nice place where to stop by for lunch if you are visiting Brunate. Authentic regional cuisine. And.. it's my mum's restaurant, you get free coffee there if you let her know you are my guests! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 2 locals recommend
Diner
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“This is the place where to try Polenta which is a popular menu choice, mainly as a side dish or entree ingredient. Often it's made from cornmeal, and served a variety of ways. Some servings are creamy and hot, with the consistency you'd find in American grits or porridge. Sometimes, polenta is cooled, sliced like bread and then baked or fried. This depends on the country of origin in which the polenta is being made. Trattoria del Bracconieri is a bistro that prides itself on serving most of the traditional Lake Como favorites. Polenta here is a staple alongside wild boar in red wine, braised Scottish Angus beef with cheese or porcini mushrooms.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Kids will enjoy the ride up the funicular in Como. The view from the top is only of the town but walk about 30 mins to Volta's lighthouse from here for stunning views of the lake. Pick a clear day. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“ Excellent dinner with breathtaking views Excellent pastas, Mauro's Navel Orange & Arugula salad very good ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional cuisine with awesome views of the Como from the mountains above the city specialties: polenta and meat”
  • 3 locals recommend
Diner
“This is the place where to try Polenta which is a popular menu choice, mainly as a side dish or entree ingredient. Often it's made from cornmeal, and served a variety of ways. Some servings are creamy and hot, with the consistency you'd find in American grits or porridge. Sometimes, polenta is cooled, sliced like bread and then baked or fried. This depends on the country of origin in which the polenta is being made. Trattoria del Bracconieri is a bistro that prides itself on serving most of the traditional Lake Como favorites. Polenta here is a staple alongside wild boar in red wine, braised Scottish Angus beef with cheese or porcini mushrooms.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Nice place where to stop by for lunch if you are visiting Brunate. Authentic regional cuisine. And.. it's my mum's restaurant, you get free coffee there if you let her know you are my guests! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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