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Tempio Voltiano

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Right next to the water!

Beautiful location and great architecture. Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery (thank... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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 October 22, 2018
Cosgrove, United Kingdom
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“nice temple”(2 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location and great architecture. Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery (thank you very much) and the building was erected in “celebration” of the one hundredth anniversary of his death. Free and next to a park with children's rides.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Loved this building with stunning views down the lake it feels like on of these buildings you would find in Rome . Absolutely lovely smaller piece of architecture

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 827martinob
Reviewed November 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda P
Reviewed November 9, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CM K
Reviewed October 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bruno V
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