City trips – Cities around Lake Como
Enjoy cities around Lake Como
The Sole Mio bungalow park is an excellent base for visiting places on and around Lake Como. The cities of Bergamo, Como, Lecco, Milan and St. Moritz can all be reached within an hour and a half both by car and by public transport (train, bus or boat). If you have enjoyed a day out to one of these cities, you can relax afterwards and enjoy the peace and space in the park.
Como is located 55 km from the park. The city has good parking facilities. We recommend a visit by boat or bus that will take you to the historic city center with beautiful churches, an old city wall and city tower. Como is a city known for its silk production. The old town center is located directly on the lake and offers the opportunity to take a nice walk along the lake. From the center of Como you can take the train (the “Funicolare”) to Branate where you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the city and the lake above.
Bergamo & Lecco
Bergamo The city of Bergamo (about 90 km) consists of two different cities, the Citta Bassa (low city) and the Citta Alta (high city). Many people call Bergamo the most beautiful city in northern Italy. In the old, medieval Citta Alta you will find many historic sights including the 16th century city walls. In the modern Citta Basso you will find pleasant shopping streets, many restaurants and bars. The train arrives in the “high city”, after which you can descend to the “low city” with a cable car straight through the fortress wall. Bergamo offers a multitude of churches and museums. You can really enjoy the Italian life by having lunch in one of the rustic Trattoria in the city. See the site www.in-lombardia.com for more info.
Lecco (at 47 km) is the largest city on the lake after Como. The city lends itself to beautiful walks along the lake and to your heart’s content shopping in the pleasant shopping streets. In lesser weather, a visit to the indoor shopping center is recommended. Lecco is the city of the famous Italian writer Manzoni who wrote, among other things, “The fiancés” (“l promessi sposi).