You can go there by ferry from the nearby lake towns of Colico and Varrena. The old centre of town is really lovely and there are some really nice shops. For a great day trip catch the 6:00am ferry from Colico (check timetable at the house, departure varies depending on the time of the year but it’s give or take 5-10 minutes)

Colico is a 10 minute drive from the villa. Remember to pay for all day parking. You arrive in Como around 8:30am have a “brioche” (Italian croissant) and “cafe” in one of the lovely bars in the centre of the old city, the shops start to open around 9:00/9:30am. The sunrise on the trip going there is just lovely.