57 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

57 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
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Caramanico Terme, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cortona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Comacchio, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cantu, Italy
— 1 night
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Orsenigo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do your shopping at Porta Portese and Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle. Step out of the city life by going to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, visit Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning tool.

Billum, Denmark to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Billum in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Salerno, Italy

— 4 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Do your shopping at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Visiting Vesuvio National Park and Cave of Smeraldo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more), Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, make a trip to Stazione Marittima di Salerno, admire all the interesting features of Amalfi Coast, and delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip builder website.

You can drive from Rome to Salerno in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caramanico Terme.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Caramanico Terme, Italy

— 2 nights
Caramanico Terme is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy, situated near the confluence of the Orfento and Orta rivers, on a hilltop between the Monte Morrone and the Majella mountains.HistoryThe town takes its name from either cara, meaning rock, or from arimannia, a Lombard establishment in the late Middle Ages. On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, make a trip to Chiesa di San Tommaso, make a trip to Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella, then do a tasting at Cantine Bosco Nestore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna del Carmine. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Naturalistico ed Archeologico "Paolo Barrasso", then get outside with Il Bosso, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Caramanico Terme trip builder tool.

You can drive from Salerno to Caramanico Terme in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cortona.

Things to do in Caramanico Terme

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Cortona, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
On the 13th (Fri), get outside with Area Sosta Camper Rapolano Terme and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Valdichiana Village, appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia, then take in the exciting artwork at La Torena Arte, and finally stop by DelBrenna Jewelry.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cortona online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Caramanico Terme to Cortona takes 4 hours. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Cortona

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For shopping fun, head to M.G. Design or Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Visiting Riding with Cosimo and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna in Pratovecchio, approximately Pratovecchio away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip tool.

Getting from Cortona to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

San Gimignano, Italy

— 2 nights

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Cisterna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Pisa, Italy

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Costiera di Calafuria. Change things up with these side-trips from Pisa: Marble Caves of Carrara (in Carrara) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, and get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pisa online travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get outdoors at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Santuario di nostra Signora del Carmine (in Lavagna). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and get great views at Bar Terza Terra.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip builder app.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Comacchio.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Comacchio, Italy

— 2 nights
Comacchio is a town and comune of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48km from the provincial capital Ferrara.Geographythumb Comacchio is situated in a lagoon just north of the present mouth of the Reno. On the 29th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museo Delta Antico, take in the views from Ponte Degli Sbirri, then don't miss a visit to Trepponti, then don't miss a visit to Parco Delta del Po Emilia-Romagna, and finally see the interesting displays at La Manifattura dei Marinati. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura di Ferrara, then admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Diamanti, then contemplate the long history of Castello Estense, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via delle Volte.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Comacchio itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Comacchio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Comacchio sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Comacchio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Like a Venetian. For shopping fun, head to Artistico Bombon or Mercati di Rialto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Poffabro, dove il tempo si e fermato (in Poffabro) and Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli (in Spilimbergo). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the exciting artwork at Laboratori Artigiano Vetro Calchera Fabio, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

Discover how to plan a Venice trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Comacchio to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

Verona, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Take a break from the city and head to Lago di Garda and River Rafting & Tubing. Head to Fondazione Bisazza and Patrizia Prencipefor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Verona route builder site.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Colorificio Grossich Belle Arti Disegno e Grafica. Escape the urban bustle at Langhe landscapes UNESCO and Air Emotions. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cantu.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Cantu, Italy

— 1 night
Cantù is a city and comune in the Province of Como, located at the center of the Brianza zone in Lombardy. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): browse the different shops at Centro Commerciale Cantu 2000, then get some fabulous bargains at Giorgio Armani Outlet Srl, then get outside with Q-Fun Laser Game, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Santa Valeria.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cantu route builder website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cantu takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orsenigo.

Things to do in Cantu

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Orsenigo, Italy

— 2 nights
Orsenigo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35km north of Milan and about 9km southeast of Como. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake of Pusiano, then browse the different shops at Globo Centro Commerciale, and then explore the activities along Lago di Sartirana. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Viale Dei Cipressi, indulge in some personalized pampering at Wet Life, and then take a peaceful walk through Brughiera di Orsenigo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orsenigo tour itinerary builder site.

Orsenigo is very close to Cantu. In June, daily temperatures in Orsenigo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Orsenigo

Nature · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Uetliberg Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and stop by Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Orsenigo to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orsenigo in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Bern, Switzerland

— 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For shopping fun, head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern or Swiss Chocolate Chalet. Visiting Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Grindelwald-First will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Maennlichen (in Grindelwald), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Lauterbrunnen Village). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Federal Building (Bundeshaus), contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and meet the residents at Tierpark Dahlholzli.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern driving holiday site.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Province of Pescara travel guide

3.5
Bridges · Landmarks · Beaches
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is the most populated city in Abruzzo, with 125,717 (2017) residents (and approximately 450,000 including the surrounding metropolitan area). Located on the Adriatic coast at the mouth of the Aterno-Pescara River, the present-day municipality was formed in 1927 joining the municipalities of Pescara, the part of the city to the south of the river, and Castellamare Adriatico, the part of the city to the north of the river. The surrounding area was formed into the province of Pescara.The main commercial street of the city is Corso Umberto I, which runs from Piazza della Repubblica and reaches the seacoast at Piazza Primo Maggio. The rectangle that it forms with Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Via Nicola Fabrizi encloses the main shopping district, where several of the best fashion shops are located. Corso Manthonè, the course of the old Pescara has, for many years, been the center of the nightlife of the city. City hall and the administration of the province are in Piazza Italia, near the river, and in the area between here and the faculties of Economics, Architecture, Foreign Languages and Literature of G. d'Annunzio University to the south, a business district has grown up over the years. To the immediate south of the mouth of the river is the marina. Pescara has also an important international airport, called Abruzzo Airport and one of the most important and major touristic ports of Adriatic Sea and Italy, the Port of Pescara.

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Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Province of Como travel guide

3.7
Nightlife · Outdoor Activities · Lookouts
Como 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 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.With 215,320 overnight guests, in 2013 Como was the fourth most visited city in Lombardy after Milan, Bergamo and Brescia.Como was the birthplace of many historical figures, including the poet Caecilius mentioned by Catullus in the 1st century BCE, writers Pliny the Elder and the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, scientist Alessandro Volta, and Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival.

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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.