I have traveled extensively for decades and never written a review...ever. However, La Dame della Cortesella is beyond terrific. This was our second trip to Como, and on this trip we stayed in two different apartments that were each the same price and about a 10 minute walk apart. Nothing has yet compared to La Dame. It is an absolutely beautifully decorated, historic apartment located in the center of the old town. The co-owner, Ilaria, went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed it (along with Cocò, whom you'll meet if you stay there). We felt like were were relatives! Yes, you'll have to park a short couple of blocks away, and yes, you'll have to walk up some stairs, but that's true of any non-generic accommodation in a European old town center. If you find a better place, it'll definitely be worth writing about too.