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Great square to have a coffee, drink or take in evening entertainment

We had a coffee in a cafe in the square. There are many bars as well and on three nights we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Electrified by Volta

We just stumbled across the monument but frankly the statue in itself is not a masterpiece (I... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
via mobile
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Piazza Alessandro Volta, Como, Italy
+39 031 272177
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in a nice piazza where you can eat and or drink but really not worth going out of your way. Having said that pleased we went as we then learnt about this great inventor who we knew nothing about

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a coffee in a cafe in the square. There are many bars as well and on three nights we were entertained by musicians with many people dancing to swing music. It was quite surreal as the dancers ranged from teens to old people!...More

Thank maggie2791
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument itself is not inspiring. The person it is built for invented the battery and probably deserves a bigger place in history. In the middle of a square close to the lake.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We just stumbled across the monument but frankly the statue in itself is not a masterpiece (I personally think!). However is nice to see that Volta, much forgotten scientist and inventor, and much unknown outside Italy is remembered. Electricity!!!

Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 12 March 2018

As we were staying in Piazza Volta we were fortunate to look out of our balcony at this beautiful monument. We also did a walking tour of Como where our guide gave us the history behind the monument of Alessandro Volta. It was fascinating. What...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We were pleasantly surprised when he started reading the words on the monument in one of the Piazza's in the old town of Como. It was a statue of Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the electical battery. We had never heard of him before. Seems...More

Thank ColoradoSunshine88
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Brill. I'm an electrical engineer by profession and qualification and found this wonderful, Nice to see a monumental celebration of a great scientist and engineer - 240V mains-volts-worth - unlike the UK which doesn't recognise the engineering profession and its accomplishments, other than a wee...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

there are a lot of impressive statues around and this is modest by comparison to some. worth a look.

Thank Watty5657
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Little can be said of a monument. But it is a good monument celebrating the great Alessandro Vota and in easy reach of other attractions in the area

Thank Frances L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

lovely place we visited twice during our stay the place was busy all the time but service was excellent food great and inexpensive would recommend to other travellers weather was beautiful for dining alfresco

Thank Mmcl20142014
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