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Tempio Voltiano

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I like museums where I learn things I never knew. I didn't know much about Mr. Volta other than... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Bill B
Well worth a visit

Alessandro Volta was a prominent scientist who generated for the first time electricity... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Mustafa R
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“an engineer”(4 reviews)
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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Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 574705
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

im genuinely puzzled about what other people saw here to rate this so highly i thought it was a complete waste of time and money - but so frustrating as it could, so easily, be much better it is a small museum with 2 floors...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I like museums where I learn things I never knew. I didn't know much about Mr. Volta other than his name gave us the words 'volt' and 'voltage'. So this was an interesting museum -- and in a beautiful building. It's easy to pop in...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Alessandro Volta was a prominent scientist who generated for the first time electricity electrolytically . Como is proud to be the home of Volta . The recognition by his patria came long after his death . The Emporio is well designed , top floor was...More

Thank Mustafa R
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This place is a must-visit for science-historians and those who wish to know about the development/invention of electricity. It is a tribute to Volta. For young students of science, too, a visit to this place would be an enriching experience.

1  Thank swayambhu2014
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Entrance is just 2 euros, but the museum is essentially a couple of show cases with old electric and other instruments used by Volta. If you are not an engineer or a science historian, this museum has very little to offer.

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I live here so you can come and visit como great place great lake you’ll come again here so welcome in my city

Thank era E
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stumbled upon the temple to Alessandro Volta while walking around Cpmo. Interesting building and exhibits related to his investigations and discoveries of all things electrical. Well worth the minimal admission fee.

Thank Vinnie M
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

For science interested people - see the world’s first battery (Volta column) and all kinds of ancient homemade equipment for making and measuring sparks and force of electricity /elektrochemistry). 2 short videos and a pamphlet with descriptions- but otherwise information wise very poor museum -...More

Thank ChrW
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Brill. I'm an electrical engineer by profession and qualification and found this fascinating, Wonderful old exhibits which should interest you even if you're not an engineer. 240V mains-volts-worth. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

arguable that the count was the real inventor of the battery but that apart it was interesting and worth a look.

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