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Avenue Hotel is in the middle of the historic city center, just steps from the lake of Como. All the attractions are easy to reach. Thanks to the position Avenue Hotel is the perfect place to visit the beauties of the city.

Duomo di Como

Duomo di Como

Only 250 meters far from the hotel you can visit the famous “Duomo di Como”: the cathedral and the near “Palazzo del Broletto”, with its gothic elegance. Located near the lake, it represents one of the must considerable monuments of northern Italy and milestone to know the city.

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Piazza San Fedele

Piazza San Fedele

100 meters far from the hotel there’s the beautiful Piazza S. Fedele, with its Baroque Basilica in Romanesque style. Old Market Square up to 800, now is a lively pedestrian area, attended for shopping and tourism, thanks to the characteristic market of antiques and crafts that populates it every Saturday.

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Porta torre

Porta torre

5 minutes ‘walk to reach the characteristic Gate Tower which rises 350 meters far from the hotel. An imposing medieval fortress whose walls surround the entire historic center of Como, Porta Torre, with its 40 meters high, is an extraordinary example of military architecture of the Romanesque tradition

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Teatro sociale

Teatro sociale

300 meters far from the hotel you can visit the beautiful Teatro Sociale, where you can see prose and concerts in a theatre of 1813. Known for its neoclassical façade, the Teatro Sociale, in its history, hosted famous artists: like Niccolò Paganini, Giuditta Pasta and Francesco Tamagno.

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Historic centre

Historic centre

Situated in the middle of the historic center, Avenue Hotel let you discover Como with beautiful walks throughout old houses, palaces, streets, courtyards, towers, medieval walls and churches. The tight medieval streets, our days full of elegant shops, meets beautiful squares, always full of tourists, stands, carousels and music concerts.

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Casa del Fascio

Casa del Fascio

400 meters far from the hotel there’s the ex “Casa del Fascio” of Como, a famous work of Giuseppe Terragni Italian architect. It is cited as an exemplary manifestation of the rationalistic architecture. Also called “Palazzo Terragni”, is characterized by surfaces arranged in parts some full and some empty, which mark an essential but effective game, with suggestive effects of light and transparency.

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War Memorial

War Memorial

Less than a kilometer far from the hotel you can visit the War Memorial designed by Giuseppe Terragni. The building, with its particular form of 33 meters high tower, opened by large windows, preserved in the shrine a granite monolith with the name of 650 Como fallen in the First World War.

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Palazzo del Broletto

Palazzo del Broletto

Next to the Duomo, 250 meters far from the hotel, stands the magnificent Palazzo del Broletto. Erected in 1215, flanked by the civic tower in ashlar stones, it was the original site in the Middle Ages of the City Council. Subsequently used as a theater before and then as an archive, it is now used for exhibitions and public events.

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Lakefront

Lakefront

Less than 500 meters far from the hotel you can reach the splendid panorama of Lake Como, with its famous lake promenade. A walk along the shore of the lake where you can admire the beautiful natural and architectural landscape that history has preserved to our days.

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Villa Geno

Villa Geno

A walk of about twenty minutes by the lake to reach the charming Villa Geno, built in the late 1700s by the Marquise Menafoglio. Set in a unique and charming natural environment, is the daily destination for tourists thanks to the characteristic fountain that stands in front of the villa, the jet can reach almost forty meters high.

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Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo

Almost a kilometer far from the hotel there’s Villa Olmo, the most famous and sumptuous villa of Como and recognized as one of the finest Neo-classical and Romantic villas of Italy. Immersed in a beautiful park by the lake, the villa was home of famous people: Napoleon Bonaparte, Ugo Foscolo, the Prince of Matternich, Giuseppe Garibaldi. Villa Olmo is now home to major international events and cultural exhibitions that attract tourists from all around the world.

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Volta temple

Volta temple

800 meters far from the hotel you can admire and visit the famous Volta Temple, with its beautiful gardens. Building with Palladian form dedicated to Alessandro Volta, home to testimonies and original exhibits of the work of the great scientist.

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Baradello’s castle

Baradello’s castle

With a walk of 20 minutes, or comfortably by public transport, you will arrive at the foot of the beautiful natural setting of the Spina Verde Regional Park from where you can reach Castello Baradello. Its tower, 35 meters high, dominates the whole city, the plain towards Milan and the vast foothills. Rebuilt by Emperor Barbarossa in the mid-twelfth century, now is a museum.

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Sant’Abbondio’s Church

Sant’Abbondio’s Church

Outside the city walls, 800 meters from the hotel, along the ancient Roman Via Regia, there’s the jewel of the Como Romanesque: the Sant’Abbondio Church, ancient cathedral built in the eleventh century. Masterpiece of the Masters of Como, the basilica was built incorporating the ancient Basilica dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, the perimeter of which is still visible on the interior flooring.

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Promenade to Villa Olmo

Promenade to Villa Olmo

A few minutes’ walk from the hotel you can reach the beautiful promenade to Villa Olmo. Located in the western part of Lake Como's promenade, the walk to Villa Olmo follows the shores of the lake for over a kilometer, with the opportunity to see many historical villas built at the turn of the seventeenth and nineteenth century, surrounded by a unique natural scenery.

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Funicolare di Como

Funicolare di Como

A poco meno di un chilometro dall’hotel si raggiunge la storica funicolare di Como, inaugurata nel lontano 1894. Una delle principali attrazioni della città, viene usata quotidianamente da residenti e turisti per raggiungere il piccolo paese di Brunate, da cui poter ammirare lo spettacolare panorama del lago.

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The Life Electric

The Life Electric

A meno di 700 metri dall’hotel è possibile ammirare “The Life Electric”, una scultura disegnata dall’architetto di fama internazionale Daniel Libeskind, realizzata nel 2015 e collocata sulla diga foranea. Sin dalla sua inaugurazione, il monumento dedicato a Volta ha catturato gli occhi di cittadini e turisti, sempre presenti per l’immancabile rito della foto ai piedi della scultura nel cuore del lago.

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Piazza Cavour

Piazza Cavour

A 450 metri dall’hotel sorge in riva al lago l’ampia Piazza Cavour, spesso sede di concerti, eventi o mercatini e circondata da eleganti negozi, ristoranti e caffetterie. Appena di fronte alla piazza la Navigazione Lago di Como, dove è possibile imbarcarsi su uno dei caratteristici battelli del Lago di Como con cui raggiungere splendide località, una fra tutte Bellagio, la perla internazionale del lago.

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