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Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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Address: Via Regina Teodolinda, 35, 22100, Como, Italy
Phone Number: 3489008135
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A hidden gem not to be missed

This church was built in Romanesque style around 1000 years ago. It is very unique as the interior has beautiful frescoes. Even though it is a 15-20 minute walk from Como City... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Phi S
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was built in Romanesque style around 1000 years ago. It is very unique as the interior has beautiful frescoes. Even though it is a 15-20 minute walk from Como City Center, it is worth a visit.

Thank Phi S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A beautiful example of frescos from floor to ceiling, depicting biblical stories. I didn't understand why they placed a large glass enclosed casket in front of the altar instead of the side so you could appreciate the altar and frescos.

Thank Linda H
N0rth Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It was worth the walk from the center of Como. We entered a beautifully restored,inviting, Romanesque church. With Gregorian Chant playing softly in the background, you just wanted to sit for a while and not be in a hurry to leave.

Thank PicardNorthBay
Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is about a 20-minute walk from the centre of Como, but worth it. When we visited on a damp Thursday afternoon in October, the place was empty – and only two people came in while we were there. Originally a monastery, the interior had an ageless feel to it, highlighted spectacularly by the floor-to-ceiling frescos on the ancient walls... More 

Thank PJandSJ
Weston, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Probably the most beautiful church in Como - truly beautiful and historic - a must visit for your trip to Como.

Thank Jenk362
Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Due to its location, there was hardly anybody there when I visited on a Thursday morning. It requires a walk of about 10 minutes from the middle of the walled town, outside the walls, across a busy road and up a side street - it is signposted reasonably clearly. But that made it even more special. As with all the... More 

Thank mikeandjilltorrens
Como, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Good local food for the fair and dance music outside, an occasion to visit the Church inside after a good meal

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I really enjoyed this church and thought the frescoes were beautiful. It is a bit of a walk from the historic center, but it is well worth it.

Thank mah1066ban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One of the most beautiful examples of the romanic art in Italy. By sure the best church to be seen in Como even not located in the center of the city but few minutes by feet from the center. Visit also if possible the "chiostro" at the left side of the church front now part of the Insubria University.

Thank al43
Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Church in the middle of the historic centre of Como. Not any special artistic interest, the outside is too bold and lacking of any decoration.

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