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Good atmosphere

Lovely location. Over looking the square, we sat outside in the evening. Service was good. We only... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
via mobile
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 14 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Piazza Alessandro Volta, Como, Italy
+39 031 272177
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely location. Over looking the square, we sat outside in the evening. Service was good. We only had drinks but didn’t feel rushed. Enjoyable venue. Sports on the tv for those who wished to watch it

Thank 194janev
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Alessandro Volta played an enormous role in the discovery of electricity and invented one of the first forms of battery. We use the term 'volt' after him. A statue to the great scientist is a fitting means of recognising his efforts and is sited in...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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 14 September 2018

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 10 September 2018

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.

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