Solo Female Travel in Como

Como, nestled on the picturesque edge of Lake Como in northern Italy, is a haven for both tourism and tranquility. This breathtaking location, known for its blend of natural beauty and rich culture, is easily reached from Milan, sitting just an hour's drive away. Como is known for its stunning mix of gothic and modernist architecture, particularly its magnificent cathedral, the fine silk produced within the city, and its charming old town centered around Piazza Cavour. Views across the lake to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps are spectacular, drawing travelers worldwide, whilst the funicular to Brunate offers a vista that is just as stunning. The town also serves as a gateway to the villas and villages scattered around the lake, making it a bustling travel destination with a seemingly endless array of attractions.

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Is Como good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Como, generally presents a safe environment for solo female travelers. Like many tourist cities, it has a well-established safety infrastructure for visitors. The crime rate is relatively low, and locals are typically friendly and helpful. However, it's still important to exercise caution, particularly during the night and in less crowded areas, as in any city around the world. Common sense precautions, such as not displaying expensive belongings or wandering into isolated areas, should be followed.


Exploring Como is fairly straightforward for solo female travelers. The city is walkable with clear signage in most areas, letting you experience the local culture up close. While the city's layout may be a bit complex initially, you get used to it fairly quickly. The lake ferries are an excellent way to visit other towns around the lake. However, understanding the schedule can be tricky due to language barriers, particularly out of peak season. Pack some comfortable shoes as the streets are often cobblestones.
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Things to do:Interesting

Como is an ideal destination offering several engaging activities for solo travelers. Immerse yourself in the rich historical significance of architectural marvels such as the Como Cathedral and the ancient city walls. Nature enthusiasts can indulge in the breathtaking views of Lake Como and its surrounding hills, ideal for walking, hiking and boat tours. There are also various shops, cafes, and local markets to explore. Art lovers can visit the numerous museums and art galleries scattered around the city.


You're in for a gastronomic treat. Como offers an outstanding variety of local specialties that are greatly influenced by its proximity to Switzerland, incorporating diverse flavors and ingredients. Savor freshly-caught fish from the lake, Risotto con Pesce Persico or Fillera di Manzo alla Griglia, served with a fine regional Lombardy wine. Also, the world-renowned Italian gelato and coffee are not to be missed. Culinary enthusiasts can enjoy the freshness of ingredients and the balance of flavors that Como's food scene offers. This makes it a wonderful destination for food lovers seeking rich, varied, and multi-layered culinary experiences.


Como presents a moderate budget-friendly location for solo female travelers. Accommodation rates vary, and there are affordable options like local guesthouses and bed & breakfasts. A lot of the city’s charm can be soaked in for free just by exploring its streets, its beautiful lake, and historic sites. However, shopping and dining, especially near the main city center, can be on the pricier side.

Is Como worth visiting?


Mari (28)


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como is a city i did not enjoy, except for the smell of the lake, the view with the lake and the mountains (but the barrier right in frint of the lake was like in the way of, well ... everything) and the gelato i have tried because my friend i met in my hostelroom in verona two days before (we then traveled together for three days because we had the same route for those days what was kinda awesome). that was all i enjoyed there. como is a dead city that is just only still in buisness because of buisness. and i mean what i say. when i layed down to rest a little on a middlehigh stonewall under a roofspace right next to the church downtown, i said to my friend "this place sucks" she asked me why. some of was i said was "because this place is just for aome rich people, and tourists, the people working here are probably mostly not even living here, here is no real live, this city just still excists for making money." so... the only reason i would go to como again is for taking the bus there to one of the more welcoming and livebreathing villages along the como lake. just noticing because the app asked me for pictures: i didnt even take many... AND I LOVE TAKING PICTURES!!! will also put in some if my pictures from my time in menaggio, one village more up north the como lake.

Posted: August 28, 2023Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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