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About Como

Cultural aspects

Como and the surrounding area are renowned for their natural and cultural heritage that amazed generations of travelers, writers, and painters, and for the great number of cultural events that are organized here.

The nearby valleys are full of opportunities for mountain lovers, who through wild environments and unspool valleys can try out every kind of experience that this natural setting can offer.
The wonderful lake, where visitors can enjoy a variety of trips and activities, is famous for its villas, its florid parks and secular trees, and its VIP guests. Many villas have admirable gardens which benefit from the mild climate induced by the stabilizing presence of 22.5 km³ of lake water and are able to include tropical as well as temperate plants.

Como and its surroundings are rich in art and history, including museums, archaeological sites, architectural venues from old Romanesque churches to Rationalist buildings. Music and theatre as well play an important role in the cultural heritage of the area, where international events are organized. For shopping, visitors can find every kind of silk product, visit silk factories and shop at concept stores.

If you want to learn learn more about Como please follow the link to Wikipedia.


IT-related aspects

Como is located in the Milano area, which is rightfully recognized as Italy’s richest and most industrialized city. Milano area is the heart of most of the largest Italian ICT companies and hosts several ICT universities.

Politecnico di Milano

The Politecnico in Milan                            The Politecnico in Como

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer. Politecnico di Milano is made up of seven campuses distributed in the cities of Milano, Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantova and Piacenza.

Facts at a Glance
  • 16 research departments and 9 schools 
  • 25000 students, 1500 professors and researchers, 
  • according to QS World University Rankings 2010 among technical universities 1st in Italy, 18th in Europe, 63th in the World