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Villa Olmo

Via Simone Cantoni, 1, 22100 Como CO, Italy

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About Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo is a neoclassical villa located in the city of Como, northern Italy. This villa is a great example of neoclassical architecture. Its construction started at the end of 18th century and was finished in 1812 by marquesses Odescalchi. It belonged to family Raimondi and Visconti di Modrone. The villa belongs to the City Council which uses it for conventions, events and art exhibitions. Visits are permitted to the gardens and ground floor, which is richly decorated with frescoes and stucc

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Tempio Voltiano0.89km from Villa Olmo

The Tempio Voltiano is an Italian scientific museum located in Como, on the shores of Lake Como, at the end of Viale Guglielmo Marconi.  Inaugurated in 1928, it houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the memory of Alessandro Volta, an illustrious physicist born in the city. It houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the memory of Alessandro Volta and the recognition of his scientific work, divided into a series of 15 display cases containing a total of 234 exhibits.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, better known as Como Cathedral, is the main place of worship in the city of Como. It is one of the most important buildings in the region. It is commonly described as the last Gothic cathedral built in Italy. The interior has some important tapestries, and others of the 16th and 17th centuries, made in Ferrara, Florence and Antwerp. There are also a number of 16th-century paintings by Bernardino Luini and Gaudenzio Ferrari.

Como-Brunate funicular1.96km from Villa Olmo

The funicular railway which has linked Como and Brunate since 1894 is still the quickest way of travelling between these two towns, but it is also an opportunity to enjoy enchanting views over Lake Como and the Alps. ATM runs this service according to the same principles of efficiency, customer satisfaction and respect for the environment which guide its management of Milan’s public transport.

Basilica of Sant'Abbondio2.18km from Villa Olmo

The Basilica of Sant'Abbondio is a Romanesque church in Como. Next to it there is a monastery built in the Middle Ages, which today, after being restored, houses the Faculty of Law of the University of Insubria.  The church has two notable bell towers rising at the end of the external aisles, in the middle of the nave. The sober façade, once preceded by a portico, has seven windows and a portal. Notable is the external decoration of the choir's windows.

Parco delle Gole della Breggia5.79km from Villa Olmo

The Parco delle Gole della Breggia is located in the Lower Muggio Valley and develops along the river of the same name, between the municipalities of Balerna, Castel San Pietro, Morbio Inferiore and Breggia. A visit to the Park takes you on a journey through 200 million years of geological history and 2000 years of human history.

Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA11.49km from Villa Olmo

The Monte Generoso railway or Ferrovia Monte Generoso is a mountain railway line in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, in south-east Switzerland. The line runs from Capolago, on Lake Lugano, to a terminus near the summit of Monte Generoso. It is the highest railway in Ticino. The summit offers extensive views over the Lombardy Plain, part of the Po Valley, and towards the Alps. Whilst the railway lies entirely within Switzerland, the summit station is only a few metres from the international

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.