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The town of Como is home to several scared building including the Duomo cathedral, which was built between the 13th and 18th centuries. The building, which is connected to the city’s medieval town hall, offers a mix of Gothic and Renaissance features, and houses an inspiring collection of tapestries. The attached building is the Broletto, which dates to the age of antiquity and is the town’s old town hall. Erected in 1215 the Gothic building was modified in 1477, becoming a theater in 1763.
Como’s earlier cathedral, San Fedele is also makes for an impressive sight. Built in the 10th century it features the early Gothic style. Other sites in Como include the Romanesque style Sant’Abbondio, an 11th century church that today is home to numerous period paintings and tapestries, and the Porta Vittoria tower, which is part of the old city’s walls.
The nearby village of Lenno is home to the Villa del Balbianello. Built for Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini during the 18 th century the villa was used a set for one of the recent “Star Wars” movies. Today it features an eclectic collection of Chinese, African and pre-Columbia art, as well as English and French furniture form the 18 th century.