Volta Temple

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  • Address: Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 1, Como, Italy
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-031574705
  • Ticket Price: 1 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Volta Temple - Review

The Tempio Voltiano (Italian; Volta Temple in English) is a museum in the city of Como, Italy that is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a prolific scientist and the inventor of the electrical battery.

The neoclassical building was designed by Federico Frigerio. It was completed in 1927 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the scientist's death, but it was inaugurated only in 1928. It hosts a collection of scientific instruments used by the physicist including his early voltaic piles (batteries). The first floor has a display of his personal belongings and his awards.

It is one of the most visited museums in town. The temple was featured on the back of the 10,000 lire banknote, while Volta's portrait was depicted on the front of the same banknote. Banknotes based on the Italian lira have since been replaced by notes denominated in Euros.

Volta Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • Winter Lunch Break: 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Winter midday break: 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Summer opening: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm (April / September)
  • Summer Opening Times: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm (April / September)
  • Summer Lunch Break: 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm
  • Summer midday break: 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm

How To reach Volta Temple by Public Transport

  • By foot or by bus.

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  • Volta Temple Address: Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 1, Como, Italy
  • Volta Temple Contact Number: +39-031574705
  • Volta Temple Timing: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Volta Temple Price: 1 EUR
  • Best time to visit Volta Temple(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Volta Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Como include Volta Temple in their plan

  • 34.57% of people start their Volta Temple visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Volta Temple

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57.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Volta Temple

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  • A place definitely worth seeing, at least to learn a bit about one of the major mankind’s inventions. It is a pity that the museum is cluttered with hundreds of gadgets that are only briefly explained instead of offering different degree of detail for everyone, e.g. highlighting top 10/20/50 exhibits.

  • Beautiful small museum in Como, is dedicated to Alessandro Volta inventions. The regular ticket is 3 euros and is free for students. The second floor was being rebuilt and the first floor has a display of his inventions. Keynote: The building was designed by Federico Frigerio

  • Interesting to see what scientist worked with 400 years ago. Too bad that the upper floor is closed to visitors due to water infiltrations.

  • A lovely temple to Volta and his uncovering of the laws of electricity. Well done!

  • Excellent location to enjoy the lake Como. The museum itself is quite small and doesn’t host many interesting items. It serves as a cool hangout spot for the adventurous youth of Como.

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