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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 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 30th October 2017 to 31st March 2018
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays open from 10am to 5.30pm
Monday to Friday and in case of bad weather: closed

 More pictures of the Faro Voltiano on Wiki Commons