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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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Wonderful Basilica, very peaceful with guide books in English giving a potted history. Seems to have been recently restored and was worth the 20 minute walk from the Duomo.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful Basilica, very peaceful with guide books in English giving a potted history. Seems to have been recently restored and was worth the 20 minute walk from the Duomo.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss to visit the cloister on the left of the church: you pass a little wooden door and you are there. Right now, it hosts the school of law of Insubria University and the access is free.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Basilica di Sant'Abbonlio is situated away from the other tourist attractions but is well taking the time and making an effort to visit. Indeed , we were the only visitors at the time, unlike Como Duome where there were many tour groups.. The 14th century frescoes are well worth seeing. Make that extra effort to visit!

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Dornbirn, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is an example of one of the older Romanesque churches and is worth a look for that reason. My tip is to check out the university while you're there, too - the courtyard is fantastic!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

this is quite a find and full of rich history. It's in the business district, and no where close to the other tourist locations, but its worth the time if you love history, the 14th century frescoes, the remains of the previous priests and the basic decor carries you back in time. Love it.

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Bavaria, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Even though i stayed in como for 5 months i went to this church only in the last week. This church even though a bit far from the lake is well worth a visit . The atmosphere inside is amazing. I was one of the only 3 people inside the church at that time though and i can imagine the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Phi S
Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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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 

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