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Address: Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
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+39 031 574705
09:30 - 17:00
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The neoclassic building houses a museum dedicated to the inventor of the...

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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Amazing collection of early scientific instruments

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Taunton, United Kingdom

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 and the fact that they could lead to world changing scientific insights.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 for his experiments. Among them the famous Volta batteries, the very first battery constructions in... More 

Thank Markus B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a walk around the lake, this monument sits near the edge of the lake and like most monuments here, it is worthy of a photo. Surrounded by pared trees, it is a well maintained and a fitting tribute.

Thank LizM2
Argyle, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were intrigued with this lovely monument right in the lake. We were pleasantly surprised to discover the history of Volta and his gift to the world. Fascinating structure in the most beautiful location.

Thank Gianna L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Amazing how important is Alessandro Volta for the modern time. Why Como municipality doesn't care about this It is important to visti the thsi site when in Como, what you can see there is unique

Thank Malila B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Como seems to be very proud of his famous son Alexander Volta: You encounter him here and there, so in the neoclassical temple at the shore of the so called most beautiful lake of the world. Nice to walk around, to take pictures ...

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful building housing a museum to an incredible man - Alessandro Volta. It mostly has replicas of his scientific equipment which ultimately led to him inventing the battery. There is a leaflet which explains the history but nothing really interactive so not really suitable for children, interesting place if that is what you are into.

Thank Nikki245
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

There are lots of exhibits, even though most are copies and lots of leyden jars of various sizes. Wish there was an actual storyboard for Volta because I still know nothing about him as a person, where he had been, studied etc. 2nd floor was closed when we were there but price has been varied for this. To be honest... More 

Thank Jon C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is a place for the enthusiasts. It is an excellent collection of scientific apparatus that Volta used during his exploration of the science of Electricity. No interactive displays or videos here ( well there is one but it wasn't working on the day I visited) Don't get me wrong this is a great shrine to a man, that without... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

On visiting was greatly disappointed. Only one floor open,top balcony closed wasn't informed why. Found visit uninteresting and uninformative even for a euro. Waste of time.

Thank weedee1969

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