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Address: Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
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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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Volta is everywhere in Como ...

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 ...

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jon C
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I really enjoyed this museum. A collection of glass cased displays of Alessandro Volta's scientific equipment that led to him inventing the battery. There are many replicas due to fire destroying much of it in 1899 but these seem to have been faithfully and lovingly made, given the consistency in appearance. The only aid given to the visitor is the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a modern building built to honour Volta, a son of Como who gave his name to the unit of electricity, of course. The temple is a round space in which a collection of some of Volta's original instruments and some excellent reproductions are housed. If you have any scientific bent it is fascinating seeing these primitive batteries, capacitors... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Dedicated to Volta, the man who invented the battery back in the late 1700s. Good display of his very primitive equipment. Worth a look, plus, it's right on the lake in Como.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is a great place for scientists/students etc, some interesting artefacts. Information, however, written in Italian only. English speaking students/volunteers do sometimes man this 'temple' and are very helpful. fascinating subject (the invention of electricity/the battery) - all started there in Como, Italy

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