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The lake city of Como, located in the center of the Lakes of Lombardy, is best known for its natural beauty and the international tourism it attracts. Travelers that enjoy hiking, lake-related activities, and visiting smaller traditional cities of Italy can find all this in the city of Como. From the beautiful piazza del Duomo to the medieval towers that surround the city, Como is a fascinating historic town easily accessible by train from most of the main cities north of Italy. Moreover, Como has a modern infrastructure concerning its public transportation, and therefore it is quite simple for travelers to move around the city. The train station Como S. Giovanni is one of the four train stations found in the city of Como. The two main train stations are Como S. Giovanni and Como Lago, the secondary train stations are Como Borghi and Como Camerlata (located outside of the city). The train station Como S. Giovanni is within walking distance to the city centre and the main landmarks and is also easily accessible with the public buses.
The city centre of Como is quite small, therefore travelers might find themselves near one of these three points of interests while visiting Como: Porta Torre, Basilica di San Fedele, and Piazza Cavour. The train station Como S. Giovanni is conveniently located within walking distance to all three of these points of interest. Therefore, if travelers find themselves closer to Porta Torre, and wish to travel to the train station from Como city centre, the suggested route would be to catch a bus (N1, N6, N7, or N11) from Piazza Vittoria station and head towards Como - S. Rochetto station (seven stops) in order to arrive at destination within 13 minutes. If travelers find themselves closer to the Basilica di San Fedele, it is recommended to catch a bus (N1, N6, or N11) from Como - Municipio station and head towards Como - S. Rochetto (four stops) in order to arrive at destination within 10 minutes. Lastly, if travelers find themselves closer to Piazza Cavour, it is suggested that they catch a bus (N1, N6, or N11) from Como - Cavour station and head towards Como - S. Rochetto (two stops) in order to arrive at destination within 8 minutes.
The train station Como S. Giovanni is located about a mile (1.5 kilometers) or less from all the main landmarks of the city. Concerning the city centre of Como, the train station is located 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away, a conveniently easy 12-minute walk for any travelers wishing to visit the city of Como or depart from the city centre. The most recommended route to the train station Como S. Giovanni from Como city centre would either be on foot or using the bus. If travelers decide to go to the train station by bus, it is suggested that they catch the bus (N1, N6, or N11) from the Como - Verdi station and head towards Como - S. Rocchetto station (three stops) in order to arrive at the destination in around ten minutes.
The train station Como S. Giovanni is a facility with full accessibility for any passengers that have specific needs, disabilities, or limited mobility. The facilities which are included in the train station Como S. Giovanni are restrooms for passengers with limited mobility, reserved parking spots, visual and sound information systems for the public, and accessible ticket counters. Concerning the accessibility to the tracks for passengers with limited mobility, the train station offers raised sidewalk to enter and exit trains during arrivals and departures on tracks 1, 2, and 3. The train station also offers a path with no barriers (flat, elevators, ramp) in tracks 1, 2, and 3.
Como has a lot to offer for a city of its size, travelers are recommended to visit the main landmarks to fully embrace the history of this lakeside city. These landmarks are the Santa Maria Assunta cathedral, Palazzo del Broletto, Basilica di San Fedele, Chiesa di Sant'Abbondio, Tempio Voltiano, Monumento dei Caduti, and the museum of silk. In terms of local cuisine, travelers are recommended to try the typical polenta and the various local cheese found in Como (pro tip: travelers should order the Polenta Uncia, a dish that mixes the polenta with the local cheese). A few of the most typical cheese found in Como are the Casoretta, Zincarlin, Semuda, and the Lariano. For travelers that prefer sweet dishes, the typical desserts found in Como are the Cutizza, Miascia, and the Rüsümada.