Lake Como, 30 miles from Milan, offers one of the most evocative natural settings in all of Lombardy. On its shores sprouts the City of Como, namesake of the Lake itself. Como proudly displays to visitors its dual character: that of an art city rich in history, and that of an active center buzzing with modern life. Close to the coast rises the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, with its magnificent Gothic facade, its Renaissance absidal complex, and its Baroque dome by Filippo Juvarra. Como also offers walks through other epochs, particularly Medieval Como, returned to its former splendor after significant restoration works.