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The city of Como is located in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. Because of its extremely close proximity to Lake Como and the Alps, it is a primary tourist destination in Italy. The city is known for its large number of palaces, churches, parks, theaters, museums, and gardens. There is 84,876 inhabitants (2/2010) and the city stretches for 37.34 square kilometers.
There is much to see and do while in Como. The Volta Lighthouse offers some of the best views of Lake Como and the Isola Comacina is a small island by Como that houses ruins from a number of Byzantine era churches. There are number boat trips along Lake Como and a scenic walkway along the Waterfront that passes the War Memorial and Tempio Voltiano. There is also horseback riding around the beautiful woodlands that encircle Como.
The airport closest to the city of Como is the Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP). It is the largest airport in Milan and approximately 34 kilometers from Como. Because it is a popular airport, it hosts over 20 different airlines that fly in from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States, including Alitalia, Lufthansa, British Airways, American Airlines, Easy Jet, El Al, Iberia, KLM, and Continental Airlines.