• Art & Culture

Rationalism in Como

Rationalism in Como: when architecture shapes the city

Where
Ex Casa del Fascio
Piazza del Popolo, 4, 22100, Como, CO

The passage from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century was experienced throughout the western world as an epochal change. This changing was clear in technical and economic sectors, but also in architecture. Not just forms and shapes, but the most important concept was the function of the architectural objects. This is the base of Rationalism.

In Como, the first signs of the renewal of the architecture were connected to Antonio Sant’Elia’s works: as a futurist, he has created a new vision of the city, with skyscrapers and elevated streets.

After the First World War, a group of young architects and engineers started to project elements base on the new vision.

Giuseppe Terragni was the leader of this new movement: his first creation in the town were Novocomum, Casa del Fascio and Asilo Sant’Elia.

To discover all the secrets of the Rationalistic Architecture in the town of Como, here you can find some suggestions; some buildings are private properties, so are not available for visiting the interiors.

Starting from Novocomum, in via Sinigallia, the Casa del Fascio, in Piazza del Popolo at the backside of the Dome, today seat of Guardia di Finanza, and Asilo Sant’Elia, in via dei Mille, during a tour across the streets of Como you can find: the Monumento ai Caduti, located in viale V. Veneto; in the town centre, the Hotel Posta in via Garibaldi and the Hotel MetropoleSuisse in Piazza Cavour, that draws one of the most iconic image of the town.

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Places

Teatro Sociale di Como

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Sociale di Como
120 mt

Cathedral of Como

  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Como
198 mt

Basilica di San Fedele

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Fedele, Churches of Como
235 mt

Church of San Fedele

Church of San Fedele in Como: between Romanic and romantic
  • Art & Culture
san fedele basilica como
245 mt

Markets in Como

Antiquariato e artigianato. I mercatini di Como sono un appuntamento fisso per collezionisti e amanti delle bancarelle.
  • Lifestyle
Markets in Como
258 mt

Antonio Ratti Foundation

The fame of the Comasche silks has crossed every border. Founded in 1945, Tessitura Serica Ratti makes Como the Silk City
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ratti Foundation
411 mt

Look at Como with the Cableway

Go up to Brunate and admire the city and Lake Como form above
  • Active & Green
como brunate funicolare
690 mt

Volta temple

  • Art & Culture
Volta temple
895 mt

Como Silk Museum

The Museum preserves the testimonies of the Como textile production tradition that qualifies Como "City of Silk"
  • Art & Culture
Museums in Como, Silk Museum
1.08 km

Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo was acquired by the municipality of Como and turned into a venue for exhibitions and cultural events.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Olmo, Como
1.79 km

Cernobbio

  • Villages
Cernobbio, Lago di Como
3.36 km

Lake Montorfano

A small green lake with cold water and a marvellous view of the Alps
  • Lakes
lago montorfano
5.04 km

Circolo Golf Villa d’Este

Surrounded by beautiful nature on Lake Como, the Golf Villa d'Este is one of the most exclusive Golf clubs in Italy.
  • Golf
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este, Montorfano (CO)
5.42 km

Albese con Cassano

In Roman times, a strategic road ran through Albese: it was called Via Regina
  • Active & Green
Albese con Cassano
6.2 km

Albavilla

Albavilla has a very ancient history and it is one of the towns on the banks of Lake Alserio.
  • Active & Green
Albavilla
7.95 km

Golf Club Monticello

On the edge of Milan, around the corner of Lake Como there is one of the most important Golf Course in italy, the Golf Club Monticello.
  • Golf
Golf Club Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, Como
8.39 km

Orsenigo

The history of the village, its villas and green landscapes
  • Active & Green
Orsenigo
8.53 km

Alserio

Alserio deep links to water go way back in history
  • Active & Green
Alserio
9.41 km

Lake Alserio

The kingdom of biodiversity close to Lake Como
  • Lakes
lago alserio montagne
10.24 km

Erba

Erba sits at the foot of the Lombardy Pre-Alps, on a plain of the same name
  • Active & Green
Erba
10.63 km

Events

LOMAZZO, IL PAESE DELLA “FABBRICA ELEGANTE” E DEL SUO “ELEGANTISSIMO” VILLAGGIO OPERAIO

Lomazzo (Co)
25/10/2020
  • Art & Culture
LOMAZZO, IL PAESE DELLA “FABBRICA ELEGANTE” E DEL SUO “ELEGANTISSIMO” VILLAGGIO OPERAIO
13.85 km

Experience tour in Villa Bordone La Rocchetta

Villa Rocchetta
Via del Carreggio, Bosisio Parini (Lc)
25/10/2020
  • Art & Culture
Experience tour in Villa Bordone La Rocchetta
14.8 km

Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

  • Active & Green
Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
47 mt

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
47 mt

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
362 mt

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
388 mt

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
460 mt

Lake Como Villas

  • Lakes
Lake Como Villas
670 mt

The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders

  • Active & Green
The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders
706 mt

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

  • Active & Green
E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards
1.41 km

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
1.41 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

  • Active & Green
Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"
1.41 km

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
1.41 km

Tiramisù experience online with Fabio Peyla

  • Food & Wine
Tiramisù experience online with Fabio Peyla
9.73 km

Brienno, The Labyrint Village!

  • Active & Green
Brienno, The Labyrint Village!
11.5 km

Where to sleep

B & B GI.RA. MEGARIDE DI GRASSO RAFFAELE

Como
B & B  GI.RA. MEGARIDE DI GRASSO RAFFAELE
41 mt

C.A.V. CASA ADRIANA - AREPO S.R.L.

Como
C.A.V. CASA ADRIANA - AREPO S.R.L.
96 mt

LE RONDINELLE - RONDONE BLU - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.

Como
LE RONDINELLE - RONDONE BLU - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.
97 mt

LE RONDINELLE - RONDONE GIALLO - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.

Como
LE RONDINELLE - RONDONE GIALLO - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.
97 mt

APPARTAMENTO BALLABIO DI BALLABIO SIMONE

Como
APPARTAMENTO BALLABIO DI BALLABIO SIMONE
164 mt

73 SETTANTATRE BOUTIQUE HOTEL - VE73 S.R.L.

Como
73 SETTANTATRE BOUTIQUE HOTEL - VE73 S.R.L.
182 mt

CASA DEL POZZO DI SAN BERNARDINO DI PANZERI FRANCO

Como
CASA DEL POZZO DI SAN BERNARDINO DI PANZERI FRANCO
186 mt

HOUSE OF GLASS - THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS S.R.L.S.

Como
HOUSE OF GLASS - THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS S.R.L.S.
187 mt

C.A.V. LE STANZE DEL LAGO

Como
C.A.V.  LE STANZE DEL LAGO
202 mt

ANTICA CORTE COMO CENTRO - LOGICASA S.A.S. DI V. GABRIELE & C.

Como
ANTICA CORTE COMO CENTRO - LOGICASA S.A.S. DI V. GABRIELE & C.
233 mt

C.A.V. ELEKTA URBAN LOFT "LOVE" - "PETER PAN"

Como
C.A.V. ELEKTA URBAN LOFT
238 mt

VIA ANZI 6 - PL 4 - RENTALALLCOMO

Como
VIA ANZI 6 - PL 4 - RENTALALLCOMO
238 mt

VIA ANZI 6 - PL 3 - RENTALALLCOMO

Como
VIA ANZI 6 - PL 3 - RENTALALLCOMO
238 mt

VILLA DANTE MIMOSA - BELLAVISTA S.R.L.

Como
VILLA DANTE MIMOSA - BELLAVISTA S.R.L.
241 mt

VILLA DANTE GARDENIA - BELLAVISTA S.R.L.

Como
VILLA DANTE GARDENIA - BELLAVISTA S.R.L.
241 mt

VILLA DANTE CAMELIA - BELLAVISTA S.R.L.

Como
VILLA DANTE CAMELIA - BELLAVISTA S.R.L.
241 mt

MOMA 1 DI KALIN MARIA ANTONIETTA

Como
MOMA 1 DI KALIN MARIA ANTONIETTA
243 mt

IL VICOLO - IL PAPAVERO - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.

Como
IL VICOLO - IL PAPAVERO - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.
243 mt

IL VICOLO - VIOLA - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.

Como
IL VICOLO - VIOLA - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.
243 mt

IL VICOLO - CLIVIA - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.

Como
IL VICOLO - CLIVIA - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.
243 mt