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Tempio Voltiano

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Funny Find

This was a funny find and we paid to get in. When i went the upper floor was closed and we have a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cosgrove, United Kingdom
Interesting facts to discover here

I like museums where I learn things I never knew. I didn't know much about Mr. Volta other than... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Bill B
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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.
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Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 574705
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

For an interesting change of pace in Como, visit a temple dedicated to the great italian scientist Volta, the inventor of the battery. This museum is also a welcome place to rest and hide from the scorching sun while visiting Como's lakefront. The exhibits are...More

2  Thank CityEnd
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Reviewed February 20, 2008

My daughter was studying in Milan during the spring of 2007. While visiting her, we took the train to Como and saw the Volta Temple across the lake from where we were and decided to check it out. The grounds are very pretty with beautiful...More

5  Thank lamuttimom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a most interesting and unexpected visit to the mausoleum/pantheon dedicated to Alessandro Volta. There was a leaflet we were given in Italian and in English explaining all the numbered exhibits. It was built in 1927, a hundred years after his death. Volta was...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's located by the lake and I took a beautiful shot of it with trees with yellow and red leaves. You can enjoy a romantic stroll by the lake.

Thank CM K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a funny find and we paid to get in. When i went the upper floor was closed and we have a walk around and found it very interesting. Please bear in mind that the place is very small and we spent only about...More

Thank SydneyDaniels
Reviewed July 13, 2018

im genuinely puzzled about what other people saw here to rate this so highly i thought it was a complete waste of time and money - but so frustrating as it could, so easily, be much better it is a small museum with 2 floors...More

Thank iceland_poppy
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I like museums where I learn things I never knew. I didn't know much about Mr. Volta other than his name gave us the words 'volt' and 'voltage'. So this was an interesting museum -- and in a beautiful building. It's easy to pop in...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Alessandro Volta was a prominent scientist who generated for the first time electricity electrolytically . Como is proud to be the home of Volta . The recognition by his patria came long after his death . The Emporio is well designed , top floor was...More

Thank MustafaR_13
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This place is a must-visit for science-historians and those who wish to know about the development/invention of electricity. It is a tribute to Volta. For young students of science, too, a visit to this place would be an enriching experience.

1  Thank swayambhu2014
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Entrance is just 2 euros, but the museum is essentially a couple of show cases with old electric and other instruments used by Volta. If you are not an engineer or a science historian, this museum has very little to offer.

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I live here so you can come and visit como great place great lake you’ll come again here so welcome in my city

Thank era E
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Stumbled upon the temple to Alessandro Volta while walking around Cpmo. Interesting building and exhibits related to his investigations and discoveries of all things electrical. Well worth the minimal admission fee.

Thank Vinnie M
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