Albergo Firenze Como

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Surroundings

Albergo Firenze Como - Surroundings

The strategic location of the Hotel Firenze allows guests to reach all monuments, museums and historical buildings in Como very easily.

Close to the hotel, guests can visit the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the charming piazza, one of the last gothic cathedrals built in Italy. Work was begun towards the end of the 14th century and ended in 1770 with the Rococo style dome designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra.

Located close to the Cathedral is the Palazzo del Broletto - the seat of the ruling powers during the Middle Ages, which offers a façade and a civic tower made with precious Lombard marble.

Also near the Cathedral Square is Piazza Verdi which contains a true mix of different historical periods. Here there are the remains of the medieval walls and the former Casa delFascio, which was designed by the renowned Rationalist architect Giuseppe Terragni.

In the south-western area of the town centre guests can find the Sant’Abbondio Basilica, a Roman masterpiece of the 11th century and, according to many people, one of the most beautiful churches in Como. The Basilica was built on the remains of a Benedictine monastery and there guests can marvel at important frescoes of the 13th century in Italy.

An important stage for the civic history of the city is Palazzo Olginati, the location of the Giuseppe Garibaldi Historical Museum, where one can find important documents about the Italian Unification process.

When exploring the surroundings, a walk along the Lungo Lario Marconi is mandatory: there you can find and visit the Volta Temple, a Neoclassical building built in 1928 and which hosts the relics of the life and the works of the renowned Como inhabitant Alessandro Volta.

The Silk Museum is important for the manufacturing and industrial history of the town, as it hosts historical machines and drapery covering more than a century of development of the silk making process.

Como is famous also for the presence of many villas with strong aesthetic and architectural interest: the 19th-century Villa Olmo, Villa Carlotta, Villa Gallia and Villa Parravicino to quote but a few are particularly beautiful.

Finally of course there is Lake Como with its stunning natural beauty that is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Albergo Firenze. Our staff will be pleased to assist you with advice and information on all of the attractions in the area.