Como is good city or region for one-two day trip from Milan. This is a quiet place with a mix of breathtaking Italian streets and incredible views. You can see the sunrise in the first train from Milan or its suburbs to Como (at least in the autumn).
Como met me with still asleep streets, few cyclists and cars. Time of walking from the railway station to the lake is enough to watch the awakening of the city. First, the owners of small cafes and shops appear around the local cathedral. They reveal the umbrellas over the tables, hang the menu, sweeps dirt and open the blinds on the windows. This is a perfect time to sit near the promenade with a cup of coffee and think about something else.
Already from 8-9 am the boat between the towns starts to go along the banks of the lake, and there are crowd of tourists.