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Tempio Voltiano

Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 574705
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A museum to Volta

This place is a must-visit for science-historians and those who wish to know about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
swayambhu2014
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Good for science historians

Entrance is just 2 euros, but the museum is essentially a couple of show cases with old electric... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Bruno V
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AREQUIPA, Peru
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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (4 reviews)
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Viale Marconi | Villa Olmo, 22100, Como, Italy
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+39 031 574705
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, inventor of electrical battery. Entrance fee is eur2/- and photo taking is not allowed. It will be interesting if you are really into science. Otherwise, visit only if time permits.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The city of Como has honored its most famous son in several ways. There is a Piazza Alessandro Volta with a statue of the pioneer in the studies of electricity, there is a lighthouse high up at Brunate and there is the Volta Temple by...More

Thank saronic
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning building by the lake, but the exhibition lacks interactivity. Only cabinets with interesting machinery and long descriptions.

Thank Vera Atala E
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