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Monument of Alessandro Volta

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Monument of Alessandro Volta

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Sumit Kasera wrote a review Mar 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India2,784 contributions120 helpful votes
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This statue built around 1838 was in the memory of the work done by Alessandro Volta – We are told that Alessandro Volta invented the first electrical battery in 1799 whereby he could prove the electricity could be generated chemically thereby leading to the development of the field of electro-chemistry. The statue is located close the Como Lake harbor and one could find it on the way from station Como S. Giovanni to the lake. Good peek into history!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Peter C wrote a review Feb 2020
Island of Malta, Malta1,703 contributions114 helpful votes
Alessandro Volta is one of the most important historical personalities to come from Como as he invented the electrical battery. A monument in his honour is befittingly located in a central piazza which bears his name.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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tinaNtravel wrote a review Dec 2019
San Jose, California1,338 contributions529 helpful votes
This is a good size square near the lake with restaurants and cafes. There is a statue of Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the electric battery, near the center of the square.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ellen P wrote a review Dec 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia430 contributions103 helpful votes
Was informed about this monument when I took a day tour to Como & I seek it out of respect for his contribution to mankind. It felt awesome to be in the town where battery was invented. Took a picture at the monument as a remembrance. Around the Volta monument there were nice cafes with view to the monument.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Paul K wrote a review Oct 2019
Oshawa, Canada90 contributions62 helpful votes
Wow, can’t believe that we stumbled upon such a historical exhibit in Como. I have now visited two birthplaces, exhibits and monuments of the most inspiring geniuses of all time. Nicolas Tesla a few years back in Croatia and now in Como which to tell you the truth I had never heard of before our visit. A Stunningly gorgeous city and with none other than the Alessandro Volta’s scientific experiments of the late 18th century in a Temple named after him. In this building there were countless experiments in showcases all in fine restored and some in original condition which lead up to his most famous experimentation of all time the discovery of the battery. Imagine, without this genius where would our modern world be but without the IPhone, portable computers and of course the electric car. Signed a seasonal Canadian traveler.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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