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Tempio Voltiano

Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 574705
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a museum for specialists

The city of Como has honored its most famous son in several ways. There is a Piazza Alessandro... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zurich, Switzerland
Beautiful but not interactive

Stunning building by the lake, but the exhibition lacks interactivity. Only cabinets with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vera Atala E
Gyor, Hungary
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The neoclassic building houses a museum dedicated to the inventor of the electric battery, Alessandro Volta, and exhibits some of his original instruments.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 574705

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The city of Como has honored its most famous son in several ways. There is a Piazza Alessandro Volta with a statue of the pioneer in the studies of electricity, there is a lighthouse high up at Brunate and there is the Volta Temple by...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning building by the lake, but the exhibition lacks interactivity. Only cabinets with interesting machinery and long descriptions.

Thank Vera Atala E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the temple just out of curiosity but came away really impressed. Although we studied physics a long time ago, the instruments and descriptions bought back some glimmers of memory. To think that such primitive instruments have lead to todays technologies. If you have...More

Thank SydneyMaie
Reviewed September 3, 2017

No time to go in but the building looks imposing as you approach Como by lake steamer. It is situated a short walk for the pier.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed August 25, 2017

A small museum dedicated to the life work of a very important scientist. Location on the edge of the lake was great. Worth a visit if interested in science.

Thank wimbledonjoshis86
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This nice temple Voltiano is located in Viale Marconi and is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, (1745-1827) he was an italian physician, a pioneering in electricity, the unity of the electrical circuit, and so it was called Volt; the temple is a museum with nice white...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Tempio Voltiano is a museum dedicated for the research and achievements of Alessandro Volta who was born in Como. We should be thankful for his invention of the electrical battery as without it no Cell Phone could exist.

Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Had not really researched the sites on the edge of lake Como so surprised to find this building within the rotunda of the gardens and just 10 minutes walk from the Como's waterfront. It was built in 1927 to celebrate the first century of the...More

Thank jane h
Reviewed June 2, 2017

An interesting museum in a beautiful building particularly if you appreciate the history and invention of the electric battery.

Thank AnHallam
Reviewed May 16, 2017

When the suns out just looking at this while having a ice cream on the bench outside is mesmerising. If you love your history have a look inside not a lot to see but it does have is good.

Thank Sagir E
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