A town of fashion and luxury, the town of Cernobbio is the worldly place par excellence thanks to the presence of local and international stars that since the 60s have transformed the quiet Lombard town in an exclusive place and residence in the summer. The upper middle class Lombard and the star of the big screen have in fact chosen the small town dominated by the mountains as a meeting place for moments of leisure and celebration in the majestic villas that surround the area. And on all the famous and "enchanted" Villa d'Este. The villa was founded as a convent in 1442 but became a private residence first with Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio and finally with the Princess of Wales in 1815, who attempted to bring back to Italy the splendor of the Villa di Tivoli in Rome, also through the construction of enchanting landscaped gardens, which you can visit by reservation. Not to be missed in Cernobbio also a visit to Villa Erba, which was the set for the filming of the film "Ludwig" by Luchino Visconti and that every year hosts the Villa d'Este elegance competition: among the best known international exhibition reviews of vintage cars.
The town of Cernobbio is easily reachable by car from the municipality of Como through the Regina state road; or from Milan via the A9 motorway (Como Lago exit). Alternatively, you can reach Cernobbio by train from the Como San Giovanni station (the closest to the city).
The municipality of Cernobbio does not have a city train station. To reach the city center by train it is necessary to reach in advance the Como San Giovanni railway station (the closest to the center of Cernobbio), which provides direct connections to the Milano Centrale railway stations (about 40 minutes), Milan Porta Garibaldi (approx. 60 minutes) and Monza (about 30 minutes). Most of the train connections with the Como San Giovanni station are managed by the Trenord and Trenitalia companies: for more information, consult the company websites.
The center of Cernobbio is well connected to the cities of Milan and Como by bus transport managed by public and private companies in the area. From the center of Como (in front of the Como San Giovanni station) we recommend the bus connection of the extra-urban ASF line to Cernobbio (about 20 minutes).
Possibility to reach the town of Cernobbio also by boat from the dock of the port of Como. The journey time is about 15 minutes and the service is managed by the Navigazione Laghi company. To find out timetables, rates and frequencies of connections, we suggest you consult the website www.navigazionelaghi.it
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