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Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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Address: Via Regina Teodolinda 35, 22100, Como, Italy
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Worth the walk

This church is a bit of a walk from the historic center of Como but worth it. Its over 1500 years old. Its in a Romanesque style but somewhat distinctive from the romanesque... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Terry L
Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This church is a bit of a walk from the historic center of Como but worth it. Its over 1500 years old. Its in a Romanesque style but somewhat distinctive from the romanesque churches I had seen in Milan. There are well preserved frescoes inside.

Thank Terry L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have visited here at night so couldn't enter inside. However, lighting of the Basilica was charming! We had limited time, so we didn't try to re-visit, but worth the walk.

1 Thank Aysem Z
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The reviews I read sparked my interest but really this basilica is of only average interest- five or ten minutes wandering around it and we were heading off.

Thank Wendy S
Nice, France
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Basilica, very peaceful with guide books in English giving a potted history. Seems to have been recently restored and was worth the 20 minute walk from the Duomo.

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Don't miss to visit the cloister on the left of the church: you pass a little wooden door and you are there. Right now, it hosts the school of law of Insubria University and the access is free.

Thank Alberto T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The Basilica di Sant'Abbonlio is situated away from the other tourist attractions but is well taking the time and making an effort to visit. Indeed , we were the only visitors at the time, unlike Como Duome where there were many tour groups.. The 14th century frescoes are well worth seeing. Make that extra effort to visit!

1 Thank Trolleyman81
Dornbirn, Austria
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is an example of one of the older Romanesque churches and is worth a look for that reason. My tip is to check out the university while you're there, too - the courtyard is fantastic!

1 Thank pinkie_elfrieda
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

this is quite a find and full of rich history. It's in the business district, and no where close to the other tourist locations, but its worth the time if you love history, the 14th century frescoes, the remains of the previous priests and the basic decor carries you back in time. Love it.

1 Thank Fayola N
Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Even though i stayed in como for 5 months i went to this church only in the last week. This church even though a bit far from the lake is well worth a visit . The atmosphere inside is amazing. I was one of the only 3 people inside the church at that time though and i can imagine the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This church was built in Romanesque style around 1000 years ago. It is very unique as the interior has beautiful frescoes. Even though it is a 15-20 minute walk from Como City Center, it is worth a visit.

Thank Phi S

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