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To the inventor of the electric battery! Thank you so much!

I'd already visited the Tempio Voltiano the day before and was pleasantly surprised to find this... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina
statue in the piazza

dedictaed to the scientist volta depicting a book in one hand, this stands tall in the piazza by... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Dishaa S
New Delhi, India
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Piazza Alessandro Volta, Como, Italy
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

I'd already visited the Tempio Voltiano the day before and was pleasantly surprised to find this statue of the great man while walking around Como.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

dedictaed to the scientist volta depicting a book in one hand, this stands tall in the piazza by the same name which you cannit miss if you walk around como.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely location. Over looking the square, we sat outside in the evening. Service was good. We only had drinks but didn’t feel rushed. Enjoyable venue. Sports on the tv for those who wished to watch it

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Alessandro Volta played an enormous role in the discovery of electricity and invented one of the first forms of battery. We use the term 'volt' after him. A statue to the great scientist is a fitting means of recognising his efforts and is sited in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Situated in a nice piazza where you can eat and or drink but really not worth going out of your way. Having said that pleased we went as we then learnt about this great inventor who we knew nothing about

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We had a coffee in a cafe in the square. There are many bars as well and on three nights we were entertained by musicians with many people dancing to swing music. It was quite surreal as the dancers ranged from teens to old people!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The monument itself is not inspiring. The person it is built for invented the battery and probably deserves a bigger place in history. In the middle of a square close to the lake.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GregB052148
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We just stumbled across the monument but frankly the statue in itself is not a masterpiece (I personally think!). However is nice to see that Volta, much forgotten scientist and inventor, and much unknown outside Italy is remembered. Electricity!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

As we were staying in Piazza Volta we were fortunate to look out of our balcony at this beautiful monument. We also did a walking tour of Como where our guide gave us the history behind the monument of Alessandro Volta. It was fascinating. What...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised when he started reading the words on the monument in one of the Piazza's in the old town of Como. It was a statue of Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the electical battery. We had never heard of him before. Seems...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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