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Il Tempio Voltiano fu eretto nel 1927 in occasione delle celebrazioni del centenario della morte di Alessandro Volta.

Visiting Como: information and timetables 2017

Villa Olmo

Via Simone Cantoni 1, Como

The palace is built in a neoclassic style in the XVIII century and finished in 1812. It was designed by the italian architect Simone Cantoni for the dukes Odescalchi. Nowdays Villa Olmo is used for exhibitions and cultural events.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday 10–18, on Monday is closed.

The archeological museum Paolo Giovio

Piazza Medaglie d’Oro 1, Como

The museum shows the history of Como from the prehistory to the Middle Age.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-18.00

Ticket: 4,00 €

 San Fedele church

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 94 Como

The San Fedele church was built in the VII century and it his of early cristian origins. It is situated in the center of Como, in a homonymous square. The church has some important pieces of art like 2 stoups with lions dated to the VII-IX centuries, traces of frescoes of the XIII-XIV centuries. There are also frescoes “the Virgin’s marriage,”Nativity,” “Adoration.”

Free entrance

Opening hours: 8.30-12.00 e 15.30-19.00

Cathedral of Como

Via Maestri Comacini 6, Como

The Cathedral was begun in 1394 and  finished in 1744. It is dedicated to the Virgin Maria. Its facade and naves were built in a gothic style.

Opening hours:

Weekday: 9.30 – 17.30

Holidays :13.00 – 16.30

Pinacoteca of Como

Via Diaz 84, Como

The museum has different pieces of art of the local territory, that span between the Middle Age, the Renaissance and the ‘900.

Ticket: 4,00 €

Tempio Voltiano

Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 1

The museum is dedicated to the italian scientist Alessandro Volta and his inventions. There are different devices, machines, instruments which were used for his research work, wich led to the invention of the battery.

from Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30-18.00

On Monday is closed

The Saint Abbondio church

via Regina 35 Como

The Saint Abbondio church  represents an important example of Romanesque architecture in Lombardy and it is a masterpiece by the local craftsmen “Magistri Cumacini” (craftsmen of the lake which school began in the Middle Age). The early cristian origins of this church is dated to the fifth century.


Brunate is called the balcony of the Pre-Alpes. From its panoramic point you can see the valley Padana and the Apennines. The other panoramic point is the Voltiano lighthouse, situated on the peak of Monte Tre Croce. It was built in 1927 for the  centenary  anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s death (1827).

Funicular of Brunate

The funicular run every 15 minutes.

Weekday:  from 6.00 to  22.30

On Saturday from  6.00 to 24.00.
One way ticket: € 3,00
Two way ticket: € 5,50