Italy in Photos
Photos taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italy
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Is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como.
Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a tourist destination, and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks, and palaces: the Duomo, seat of the Diocese of Como; the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio; the Villa Olmo; the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano; the Teatro Sociale; the Broletto or the city’s medieval town hall; and the 20th-century Casa del Fascio.
With 215,320 overnight guests in 2013, Como was the fourth-most visited city in Lombardy after Milan, Bergamo, and Brescia. In 2018, Como surpassed Bergamo becoming the third most visited city in Lombardy with 1.4 million arrivals.
Como was the birthplace of many historical figures, including the poet Caecilius mentioned by Catullus in the first century BCE, writers Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, scientist Alessandro Volta, and Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival, and Antonio Sant’Elia (1888–1916), a futurist architect and a pioneer of the modern movement. Wikipedia
Video 1 – Fontana di Villa Geno, Viale Geno to Passeggiata Villa Olmo
Approximately 1.68 km – 1.04 miles
The walk starts at the Fontana di Villa Geno, Viale Geno – Viale Geno – Piazza Alcide de Gasperi – Lungo Lario Trieste – Piazza Cavour
Video 2 – Piazza Cavour to Passeggiata Lino Gelpi
Approximately 1.95 km – 1.21 miles
The walk starts in Piazza Cavour – Lungolago Mafalda di Savoia – Tempio Voltiano – Viale Guglielmo Marconi – Monumento ai Caduti – Viale Giancarlo Puecher – Piazzale Francesco Somaini – via Pietro da Breggia – Saint George Parish – Walk back along Via Pietro da Breggia to Piazzale Francesco Somaini – Passeggiata Lino Gelpi
Video 2 – Villa Olmo