Take the romantic and old Funicolare in Como and reach Brunate. The cabin will transport you in the XIX century, as like as one of the first tourist of that period. From the top of the hill, you can have a complete sight of Como and the lake.
Brunate is one of the tips you can't miss in Como because of the wonderful view! Don't forget to visit the little town on the top of the hill, it's full of old villas and hotels from the late XIX century. By the way, remember you can also reach Brunate on foot.
Remember to visit the Headlight dedicated to Alessandro Volta, on the top you'll overlook the entire region up to the Alps.