Lake Como is one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy. Located in the province of Lombardy, at the southern slope of the Alps, near the Swiss border, Como is currently an elite resort. A few centuries ago during the times of the Romans, Etruscans and Celts Como was a pretty nightmarish place. Special decline of land around the lake Como reached in the period of the invasions of the Goths and Ostrogoths.
In the middle ages a great lake alternately belonged to France, Austria and Spain. This lasted until the mid-19th century until the lake came back into the possession of Italy. Today at the entrance to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore are the statues of Pliny the younger and his father. Prominent political figures of the Roman Empire, which are the oldest owners of Como . The Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore was built in the 14th century and is a combination of Gothic architecture and the architecture of the Renaissance.
Amazing doors of Santa Maria Maggiore. They are covered with intricate carvings, which is made by the masons of Como. In the 18th century the clergy of the Church Continue reading