Small towns directly on the lake, such as Varenna or Menaggio, offer pure romance, while Como exudes the city flair. The largest town on Lake Como, which gives the lake its name, is characterised by impressive buildings such as the Tempio Voltiano. Worth seeing in the historic centre is above all the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, also known as the Duomo di Como, with its façade decoration and numerous works of art inside. From the cathedral you can reach the local silk museum on foot in about 20 minutes. Silk articles, from ties to upholstery fabrics, also adorn the windows of the shops in the small alleys. The silk products made in Como are among the highest quality in the world.