City square

The small city of Como lies at the southern tip of the southwest arm of Lake Como. Look closely and you’ll see a few remaining city walls from the 12th century. The streets’ grid design is courtesy of Julius Caesar, who did a bit of urban planning after the Romans moved in in the 1st century B.C.

Como’s colorful buildings

Produce vendor

Como’s waterfront

Como is best known for its silk, which is how the city originally built its wealth. Today, Como remains Europe’s most important production center for silk.

Looking over Lake Como

Another view of the lake

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