Sep 26, 2010

Piazza Cavour, Como

Tram in Piazza Cavour, Como.

Como is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como. Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a popular tourist destination and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces.
Como was the birthplace of a good number of historically notable figures, including the (somewhat obscure) poet Caecilius who is mentioned by Catullus in the first century BCE, the far more substantial literary figures of Pliny the Elder and the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, the scientist Alessandro Volta, and Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival.
These celebrities have lived or owned properties in Como or on its lake :
  • George Clooney - American actor
  • Madonna - American pop singer
  • Gianni Versace - Italian fashion designer
  • Matt Bellamy - lead singer and guitar player of English rock band Muse

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