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Ex Casa del Fascio

Piazza del Popolo 4, 22100, Como, Italy
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Given the abundance of really, really old architecture in Italy, sometimes it's nice to visit... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Russell N
Jersey, United Kingdom
via mobile
Stunning architecture, conflicting feelings

I don't believe many people come to Como just for the Volta museum, even though the physicist, the... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Gareth P
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Piazza del Popolo 4, 22100, Como, Italy

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Given the abundance of really, really old architecture in Italy, sometimes it's nice to visit something a little more recent. The Pre WW2 Rationalist style may not be to everyone's taste but it is part of Italian history so worth a look.

Thank Russell N
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I don't believe many people come to Como just for the Volta museum, even though the physicist, the inventor of the electrical battery and arguably Como's most illustrious citizen was born in the town. Equally, there can't be too many people who come specifically for...More

Thank Gareth P
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Unless you are an architect, I do not understand the fascination with this building. I find it uninteresting. It fails the eye test. It does not seem to pass the practicality test either. If you see experimental value in it, I can accept that -...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The former Casa del Fascio of Como, also known as Palazzo Terragni, a subtle installation in an historic urban core, across the road from the Cathedral, a tectonic, detailed and monumental work of architecture. Arguably a landmark of modern European architecture by Giuseppe Terragni within...More

Thank ElenaNW87RL
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This building is cited as an exemplary manifestation of the International style of architecture. Today it is the provincial headquarters of the Guardia di Finanza (financial police force). The clear and simple structure of the house fascinates: a kind of modern palazzo. Build in Mussolini's...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

You just must see this, looks as it was made in the 70-ties but is actually from mid 30. Incredible!!

1  Thank Brii63
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Now a police station, this striking example of rationalist architecture was built in 1936 to be the HQ for the municipal fascist party. It is difficult to gain access to the interior (although there are occasional open days) but it is easy to find, across...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Small sized monumental building, evocative of ancient Roman architecture, revealing strong geometric forms without ornaments. Beautiful mix of the classicism of the Novecento Italiano movement and the industrially-inspired architecture of Futurism.Must see!

Thank JJAA54
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Not really open to the public, but you can look from the street and feel what life must have been like here in the 1930's and '40's. The architecture was supposed to symbolize modern, rational, functional thought. All the offices face an open interior courtyard...More

2  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 30 June 2015

this building like some similar ones are famous in Como per their architecture. You can find them everywhere and pays a visit eg. uphill to see some of them

Thank Jari_Kempele_Finland
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