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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 Lake Como and 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 picturesque streets of the village.

Via Giacomo Scalini, San Maurizio in Brunate
More information:
Info-point Como, Via Albertolli - via Gobetti, phone: +39 031 304137
Phone: +39 031 220301 (Brunate Municipality)

Opening hours

April 2019

6,7,13 and 14 from 10am to 7pm.

April 20th to October 27th 2019
Everyday from 10am to 7pm.

November 1st from 10am to 4.30pm.

November 2nd to December 29th 2019
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm.

December 23th, 24th, 26th, 28th,29th, 30th, 31th 2019
From 10am to 4.30pm

January 1st 2020
From 12am to 4.30pm

Closed if bad weather.

 More pictures of the Faro Voltiano on Wiki Commons


1 euro till 18 years

2 euro adults

1 euro per head for groupes of 15 or more persons