When we were on our one week Italian adventure we decided to spend 48 hours in Como which is the gateway to Lake Como. After spending some time in Milan we took the train to Como which only takes 30 minutes express or 1 hour on regional services. The lake is picturesque and is surrounded by the Swiss Alps while Como city has a very relaxed Italian atmosphere. All the sights and restaurants are in close proximity to each other which compliments the relaxed vibe. We spent the 48 hours taking in the break taking views, doing bike rides or hikes in the mountains and of course eating lots and lots of Italian food. Como is a great way to have a break from the other busy Italian cities.