Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro Sociale, and the Broletto (the city's medieval town hall). Don't miss a ride up the town's funicular to Brunate (great for children) which offers a spectacular view of the city below from the Volta Lighthouse. If shopping is what you're after, Como's streets are lined with shops and boutiques including brand names such as Butti and Max Mara. Looking for the ultimate Italian outlet shopping experience, the Foxtown Outlet in Mendrisio, Switzerland is only a short hop from Como.