Volta TempleCurrently Closed
- 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
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 Banknotes based on the Italian lira have since been replaced by notes denominated in Euros.
- 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
- By foot or by bus.
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91.89% of people who visit Como include Volta Temple in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
50.41% of people start their Volta Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Volta Temple
57.97% of people prefer walking in order to reach Volta Temple
Nice tribute to a scientist whose name gets used everyday without many knowing anything about him. The area is a little sketchy in the late evening. As we were walking around the back, several drug deals were taking place with little regard to secrecy.
It is not an opportunity to learn more about electricity or Volta's experiments. The name temple is appropriate, for those devices desiged and used by Volta are shown as were they reliqs of a god or saint.
Super nice tample with the lake view. Frequented by both tourists and locals.
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