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Tempio Voltiano

Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 574705
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Como's Famous Inventor- Museum

Tempio Voltiano is a museum dedicated for the research and achievements of Alessandro Volta who was... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tempo Voltiano

Had not really researched the sites on the edge of lake Como so surprised to find this building... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
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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

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Reviewed 15 June 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.

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Reviewed 6 June 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 2 June 2017

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

Thank AnHallam
Reviewed 16 May 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This neoclassical style museum w/ attractive Corinthian columns & statues was built in 1927 and is located around the scenic port & marina of Como. It's dedicated to local physicist & chemist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) who was a pioneer in electricity and invented the Voltaic...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We did not venture inside the building as I wasn't really interested in the inventions, etc but the building in itself is beautiful and sits perfectly by the lakeside.

Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We visit Como as it is on our way back from Milano to Switzerland and this museum located just at the side of the nice Como lake.It is interesting to visit and after that one can enjoy a walk along the lake and take the...More

Thank Anastasia Y
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We expected far more than old cabinets filled with old instruments. Volta's pioneering contributions to science are quite important. He saw the value of experimentation when it was not popular. As a result he had to invent his own equipment. There is a fascinating story...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Anyone who has enjoyed learning about the early discoveries of electricity and the experiments that lead to the invention of batteries will like this small museum. What is especially fascinating is the skill in making some of these early instruments from glass, metals and wood...More

Thank quantockm
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Alessandro Volta was an allrounder in science and was pioneering in pyhsics and electrical engenieering (the unit volt is named after him). In this little museum, settled in a nice location by the lake, you will see a lot of Volta's equipment that he used...More

Thank Markus B
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