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Como Volta Temple

Alessandro Volta was born in Como 1745, and he died not far from Como (in Campora) in 1827. He has been so important for the city, that the Tempio Voltanio ("Temple of Volta") was built for him. It was inaugurated in 1927, hundred years after he died.

Tempio Voltanio Como

Today, the temple shows Volta's life and work in a chronological fashion. The entrance fees are moderate, so when you are in town, you may want to consider a visit to the temple.

Como - Il Vecchio Borgo

Funnily enough, I was shooting a wedding in Milano in the autumn of 2011, and we decided to not drive straight through from Munich but to stay for a stopover in Como for one night. Petra had selected the very good (and affordable!) Hotel "Il Vecchio Borgo" right in the town center (on Piazza Matteotti). This is the view from our room on the main bus station. You might expect some noise from there in the morning, but the windows were quite good and so we could get our much needed sleep. :-)

Autumn in Como

By now, autumn has come to Como as well, and the trees at the "Lungolago Mafalda Di Savoia" have turned bright yellow.

Autumn in Como - Lago di Como

A view towards the Lungo Lario Trieste, the eastern part of Como.

Autumn in Como Harbour

All the boats have been covered, and most of the tourists have gone from Como.

Como Funicolare

The is the lower station of the "Funicolare", a small train that connects Como with the village of Brunate, which is situated 715 meters above sea level (while Como is at 205 meters), so within just a few minutes you will be able to climb 510 meters. The reward are beautiful views across Como and the lake.

Como Via Tomo

A final view along the Via Como with a magnificient church as a backdrop. Now we are going to jump back to summer again and take you on a short boat tour on the Lago di Como.

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