Faro Voltiano (Brunate) is open to the public

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

Until Saturday October 24th, 2020
Every day 10am-7pm

From Sunday October 25th, 2020 to Sunday November 1st, 2020
Every day 10am-5pm

November 2020
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4.30pm
Special openings

December 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 2020
December weekends and  Christmas holidays
From Wednesday December 23th to Tuesday December 31st (closed on December 25th)
January 1st, 2021  
January 6th, 2021


Closed if bad weather.

Entry is allowed for a maximum number of 4 people at a time and is subject to compliance with the social distancing regulations and the implementation of responsible behaviour to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

 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


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