Do you know that there is possibility to buy a ticket in Navigazione Lago di Como which allows you hopping “Hop on/Hop off” through the villages of Como, Cernobbio and Torno (the closest ones to the city center)?
Why do not take this advantage? You can spend easily half day between the 2 villages and the main city. Taste some good food and, above all, enjoy the stunning landscapes looking at the lake.. from the lake!
Tickets (maximum 15 euro) can be bought in the ticket office in Piazza Cavour and the rides are really short (maximum 10 minutes for each of them). You can spend 1 or more hours in each village. The validity of the ticket ends when you get back to the harbour where you started your trip.
Consider to take the boat in Tavernola or Cernobbio if the boat stop in Piazza Cavour is really crowded.