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“Volta Museum”
Review of Tempio Voltiano

Tempio Voltiano
Ranked #11 of 89 things to do in Como
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Owner description: The neoclassic building houses a museum dedicated to the inventor of the electric battery, Alessandro Volta, and exhibits some of his original instruments.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

A small neoclassical building hosting a little museum dedicated to the famous inventor who gave a huge contribution to the progress. One of the fathers of this modern times.

Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stumbled across this museum on an excursion to Lake Como having not known it was there. It is very small and the guide is just printed on A4 paper but it's only 2 euros each to go in and it contains fascinating equipment from early electrical experiments

Thank Artreus
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Volta Temple was a great place to visit. The entry fare was very reasonable and included some information sheets about the items. There were some very interesting things to see, like the first battery and Voltaic Pile, as well as the famous frogs' legs experiments. However, the information sheets were not very explanatory and got a bit boring at times. The architecture is wonderful, but the explanations upstairs are all in Italian so it was a bit hard to understand. However we did enjoy taking 'selfies' with the many statues of Volta. If you are greatly interested in science you will enjoy this place as some of the things we cannot live without today can be seen here in their original form. It is an eye-opener, so if you are in Como by the lakeside surely stop by the Volta Temple.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had no problem whatsoever getting tickets and the lady spoke enough English to be understood easily. Our guides were in English too, although they were not inspired. For an electrical engineer the place was just heaven; being able to see the very instruments and devices that both Volta and Galvani used at the very beginning of man's understanding of electricity. I read it in the textbooks many years ago: to see it was magnificent

Thank Pinkertonx
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Its a very interesting monument and museum to the man who invented the battery. There are photocopied explanations of the exhibits in English and a very brief summary of Volta's life, the historical background etc. also in English. The explanatory exhibition on the first floor is all in Italian, but the summaries are OK. A great place for an Engineer to visit, but other people should get a lot out of it as well.

Thank Jim B
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