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Faro Voltiano (Brunate)

Lighthouse dedicated to Alessandro Volta

The "Faro Voltiano" (Volta Lighthouse) was built in 1927. It is a project by engineer Gabriele Giussani and it is located up in San Maurizio Brunate. The Lighthouse is dedicated to scientist Alessandro Volta. The Faro is an octagonal  tower, 29 meters high, and dominates the lake, the prealps and it offers a majestic view of the distant Alps. At nigh the Lighthouse illuminates Como and its valley with white, red and green lights. You can reach the Lighthouse by car or, for a more scenic experience, you can take the short ride on the Funicular to Brunate and a 30 minute walk through the green streets of the village.

Via Giacomo Scalini, San Maurizio in Brunate
More information:
Info-point Broletto, piazza Duomo (phone: +39 031 304137 - open everyday 10am to 6pm)
Phone: +39 031 220301 (Brunate Municipality)

2€ Adults
1€ Under 18
Groups of 15 people or more pay 1€ per person

Free Access to disabled visitors, to Tourist Guides and to Teachers accompanying groups.


From April 15th to October 29th 2017
Open from 10am to 7pm everyday EXCEPT Wednesday
Closed on Wednesday or in case of bad weather