Stone flagged streets, gorgeous shop fronts with glamorous displays, smart bars and famous pastry shops, all this is no more than a rapid snapshot of downtown Como, “the silk capital” that will delight all lovers of true Italian excellence who come here to promenade.
The exclusive boutiques in Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga and the elegant showrooms cannot fail to impress with the finest of all that is Made in Italy. The silk that makes Como world famous is to be admired here in all its many uses.
High fashion, naturally, is one thing but there is also a wealth of art galleries where priceless carpets, magnificent paintings, and porcelain for collectors are testimonials to the finest of Italian arts and quality crafts.
Milan is the unrivalled capital of Italian fashion just as Switzerland is a temple to the finest jewelry and pastry traditions. Both are reached in little more than an hour from Como.
And if you are tempted by the exciting adrenalin rush of gambling, the biggest casino in Europe is in Campione, just 28 km from Como. It awaits with exclusive services and a truly effervescent atmosphere for all its patrons.