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Given the abundance of really, really old architecture in Italy, sometimes it's nice to visit... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
RusNewton
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Modern and already over 50 years old

This building is cited as an exemplary manifestation of the International style of architecture... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2016
BURGWIN
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Melbourne, Australia
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May 10, 2018
“Amazing design when you consider the age”
Aug 7, 2017
“Worth a look”
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Go have a look. We only walked around the exterior. Marvel at the foresight and the attention to detail.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Given the abundance of really, really old architecture in Italy, sometimes it's nice to visit something a little more recent. The Pre WW2 Rationalist style may not be to everyone's taste but it is part of Italian history so worth a look.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

I don't believe many people come to Como just for the Volta museum, even though the physicist, the inventor of the electrical battery and arguably Como's most illustrious citizen was born in the town. Equally, there can't be too many people who come specifically for...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Unless you are an architect, I do not understand the fascination with this building. I find it uninteresting. It fails the eye test. It does not seem to pass the practicality test either. If you see experimental value in it, I can accept that -...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

The former Casa del Fascio of Como, also known as Palazzo Terragni, a subtle installation in an historic urban core, across the road from the Cathedral, a tectonic, detailed and monumental work of architecture. Arguably a landmark of modern European architecture by Giuseppe Terragni within...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

This building is cited as an exemplary manifestation of the International style of architecture. Today it is the provincial headquarters of the Guardia di Finanza (financial police force). The clear and simple structure of the house fascinates: a kind of modern palazzo. Build in Mussolini's...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

You just must see this, looks as it was made in the 70-ties but is actually from mid 30. Incredible!!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Brii c
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Now a police station, this striking example of rationalist architecture was built in 1936 to be the HQ for the municipal fascist party. It is difficult to gain access to the interior (although there are occasional open days) but it is easy to find, across...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Small sized monumental building, evocative of ancient Roman architecture, revealing strong geometric forms without ornaments. Beautiful mix of the classicism of the Novecento Italiano movement and the industrially-inspired architecture of Futurism.Must see!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank JJAA54
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Not really open to the public, but you can look from the street and feel what life must have been like here in the 1930's and '40's. The architecture was supposed to symbolize modern, rational, functional thought. All the offices face an open interior courtyard...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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