Como is the capital of the province of Como. It is situated in Lombardy, 45 km north of Milano.
Th area surrounding the city was inhabited since the Bronze Age and even if there are no traces of that period anymore, there are still many medieval buildings around Como, such as: il Duomo( began in 1396 and finished only in 1740) or the the Romanesque basilica of Sant'Abbondio, consecrated in 1095 by Pope Urban II.
As many of the town of lake Como, the city also has several villas like: Villa Olmo(1797), which has housed Napoleon Bonaparte and Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Villa Melzi (1808-1810), where Franz Liszt is said to have composed some of his most famous sonatas.
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