Based in Lombardy in northern Italy, Como is popular among tourists for its close location to the southern tip of Lake Como, one of the best lakes in Italy, and its views of the Swiss Alps. Within the city center, Como also boasts history and culture including the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio and the Broletto, the city's medieval town hall. Lake Como's ferry services link many of the small towns located around the Lake. They currently provide 3 services: motorships from Colico or Piona to Como town, fast services, and ferries which service major villages near the center of the lake.
The easiest way to arrive into Como is to fly into Milan's Malpensa airport which is around 25 miles south of the town. Once at the airport the easiest way for visitors to complete their journey is by taking a train or bus into the town. Taxis are also available.
Being so close to the Swiss border means onward travel from Italy into the rest of Europe is easy. Como is also just a 30-minute train ride from Milan and is well connected by train to larger cities within Italy.
Como is easily reached by bus from many of the surrounding areas. Local buses run to the nearby villages and visitors can also reach the ferry port by bus. For traveling onward to bigger towns or cities most buses run hourly services until the early evening when services are less frequent.