Best Places for Backpackers in Como, Italy.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Como, Italy.

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Top 3 hostels in Como, Italy.

These are the 3 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Como, Italy.

Cascina Respaù

96 /100

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Cascina Respaù

Cascina Respaù is an independent hostel wich combine warm hospitality at cheap price with a typical rural restaurant. With the experience of backpacking around the world in hundreds of hostels, and after leading for 5 years our legendary restaurant , now we have put together our passions for travel...
Cascina Respaù is a hostel in Como. Check Hostelworld for prices.


In Riva al Lago

83 /100

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In Riva al Lago

Conveniently situated in the city centre, a stone's-throw from lake como, offering you fully equipped rooms for a perfect holiday. We guarantee you quality hotel service with excellent customer service, at a competitive price satisfying all your holiday needs. The hotel have good reviews in let's g...
In Riva al Lago is a guesthouse in Como. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Locanda Milano 1873

0 /100

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Locanda Milano 1873

Only 5 km from the centre of Como and 3 minutes from the cable car service you will find the 3 Star Locanda Milano, situated in a green area. It is located in a peaceful position and it has been recently restored to offer a comfortable accommodation. The rooms are disposed on two floors painted in d...
Locanda Milano 1873 is a hotel in Como. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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Columbia, Missouri: A College Town of Hidden Gems

I am from Missouri. Or, as many foreigners I have met pronounce it, “Misery”. Yes, thank you for your apologies. But, in all honesty, although this Midwest state is not known for its thriving metropolises or magnificent landscapes, I have learned that there is beauty in this state that will always hold a special place in my heart. In regards to Columbia, Missouri, or as residents call it “Como”, I spent four spectacular years in this city experiencing so many firsts. I rented my first home here, lived with my first roommates, and it was my first real exploration alone in a new city just out of high school. This city taught me so much about myself and what I like. So without further ado, here is the ultimate guide to making Columbia, Missouri everything it can be for you.

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Reason 3: Milan’s nightlife will give you life

People in Milan do know how to party, and that’s a fact. No matter what your idea of nightlife is, you are going to find an area in Milan that satisfies your Saturday night needs. If you like quiet, small restaurants and a nice stroll under the stars, you’re going to love Brera (where the Pinacoteca is) by night. If you’re looking for a cool club, the whole Corso Como area near the new modern district of Porta Nuova is perfect for you. The beating heart of Milan’s nightlife, though, is all around the Navigli, where you’ll find excellent cocktail bars and pubs. This particular area is famous for a typical Saturday night habit in Milan, called “Aperitivo”, in which every bar offers you a variety of different types of food along with your cocktail. It’s basically a fun way of having a light dinner and a drink, without having to pay lots of money to go to a restaurant. For that reason, the Navigli district tends to be pretty crowded on the weekends, but if you like being surrounded by lots of people, then it’s absolutely perfect. If you book a nice hotel that’s near the city center, you can walk to any of these places, no need to call a cab!


Como or the Dolce Vita brought to life

Eventually, their architecture is often very impressive but they can sometimes have a modest size and be almost hidden in a corner of a small street, I am of course talking about the churches that you will pass by all across the streets. This is how we happened to discover Bergamo Cathedral, and also the Cappella Colleoni, with its amazing patterns in trompe-l’œil. Como or the Dolce Vita brought to life For the second day, we had decided to take advantage of the sun that finally showed up and went to Como. The program of the day: to enjoy the lake, ice creams, and everything that would make one so happy after such a long winter! Gorgeous villas pilled up around the lake; Como is renown as the favorite place of the Italian jet-set (and not only the Italian one: for the little story let me tell you that George Clooney as well owns a villa next to the lake). This town looks like it just came out of a movie and every cliché of the dolce vita and the Italian elegance.


When Is The Best Time to Visit Lake Como? 

Floating platform at Varenna-Esino When Is The Best Time to Visit Lake Como?  As you can probably tell from the pictures (I have a jacket on) we went there during the winter, more specifically beginning of March. From our experience, any time that is not raining and not too cold (it was 15 C when we went) is a great time to visit. We could tell by the amount of tourist stores and information that in the spring/summer seasons it might get crowded, so despite how appetising a lake might sound in the summer, winter is your best bet if you want a peaceful and quiet visit. It almost felt like we were at a private island! Bonus: the mountains were still green but had snow at the tips… incredibly beautiful!

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Milan in 48 hours [part 1]

Let’s take a tour from the centre and around, I’ll guide you so that you don’t miss the most important spots in 48 hours. Why 48? Because I am sure you have not enough time and I bet you want to see other places too. Just to name one, don’t you want to stroll around Como Lake? If you answered no, you should replan your trip. Let’s start from day one. DAY#1


Discover Bellagio, where the two branches of Como Lake starts

Bellagio is a very small city near Como which is situated on a promontory where the two branches of Como Lake starts. The city is very nice and the lake view is fantastic!


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