Piazza Cavour

Piazza Cavour, Como: Address, Piazza Cavour Reviews: 4/5

Piazza Cavour
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Begun in 1876, this scenic square features a monument called "Weaver," which commemorates the 25th anniversary of Rome as a capital of the state, plus other important structures including the Teatro Adriano and Chiesa Valdese, built in a curious mix of Romanesque-German and Byzantine-nouveau.
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy1,753 contributions
Very close to the old town centre, Piazza Cavour has a nice view on the lake. You can find on this square some shops, hotels, a small garden with benches where you can enjoy the view.
As of May 2022, extensive works are being done on the lake side, so it is not possible to walk along the lake promenade.
Written May 4, 2022
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ARose
Charlotte, NC912 contributions
This area is just part of the waterfront walk, which is worth the time around the lake. This area is where the ferry for lake como will pick up and drop off. Near lots of park open space so its great to bring the kids or dog for a walk. There are street vendors selling drinks or snack foods in the area too.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dr Javed Rasheed
Chennai (Madras), India2,571 contributions
Couples
Elegant and animated Piazza Cavour is Como's main square and a focal point of the city's historic center. It is a place to enjoy views of Lake Como and nature in all its glory !! One can also stand at the landscape and appreciate the beauty of the lake and the houses on the hills and beyond that are characteristic of this place.
Dr.Javed Rasheed
Written April 28, 2019
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Stylelust
New York City, NY1,228 contributions
Friends
Piazza Cavour is where the Ferry and Rapido come and go. All private boats too. The Train Station is a two minute walk east. The Tourism office is here. This is where Como began. The local group - Amici di Como - have just built a beautiful new park where children can run under fountains of water, concerts and book fairs - lots happens in this piazza. If you miss it - well, you missed Como.
The Piazza is crusted by local restaurants, cafe's and hotels. Great spot to sit in the sun with your reading and sunscreen.
Watch the sun set or rise on this area as it is the center of Como town. Buses, taxis, Ferrie and a McDonald's. Easy tourist shopping nearby along with the Bergdorf Goodman of Como - Tessabit. Banks and pharmacies.
Written July 17, 2014
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claudioborghi
Como, Italy933 contributions
I'm just writing this because the description of the square is wrong... it's of Rome's Piazza cavour... :-)
So no teatro adriano, no valdese church here...

Piazza Cavour is the square where all the ferries start, one side is waterfront while three sides have modern buildings. the only one of architectural interest is the one at the left looking the lake (an hotel) that have the ground floor designed by famous rationalist architect Giuseppe Terragni. The beauty of the square lies on the enticing view of the lake and the back and forth manoeuvres of ferries.
Written February 11, 2011
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B1382ELdebram
Falkirk, UK29 contributions
Couples
Great place to be. Always lots of families, local and tourists. Great selection of restaurants/bars for aperitivo. Different activities going on,sometimes a band or buskers. Great atmosphere.
Written June 30, 2019
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DaisyO2014
Perth, Australia291 contributions
Family
This square was a great visit today, to see Como, wander around have a gelato!!!!

Great to be in Como just outside tourist season, perfect amount of people, very relaxing.

Still prefer Cernobbio, smaller and more quaint!!!!
Written June 4, 2014
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Jow S
Kansas City, MO13 contributions
Couples
In May people were out and active but not the big hordes and crowds were locals shopping and seeking lunch. Near banks to exchange money and ATMs.
Written May 29, 2014
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ginsburgmichael63
Leipzig2 contributions
Couples
Absolutely gorgeous view, but the flooring is a little dirty and uneven. Pay attention if you're out with you children.
Written April 10, 2013
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SPAINDOCTOR
Madrid, Spain5,442 contributions
Solo
My hotel suisse metropol was there
Fantastic views from my room
The restaurant bellow was also great
Many buses stop there and the boats to the lake in the front
Written August 17, 2020
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