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Faro voltiano, Brunate

#17 of 394 in Things to do in Lake Como
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Admire sweeping views of Lake Como from Faro voltiano, a lighthouse dominating a vast valley. Built in 1927, this octagonal tower stands 29 m (95 ft) tall and offers gorgeous panoramas of the surroundings. Named after scientist Alessandro Volta, who lived in Brunate for a while, the lighthouse has a spiral staircase with 143 steps leading to the top. Illuminating Como at night, its light can be seen from up to 50 km (31 mi) away. A visit to Faro voltiano represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Brunate day trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • For €7 a bus takes you to the lighthouse & would be worth it! The walk in difficult but amazing views  more »
  • We came here as the sun was setting and surrounded by mist and fog. The light mist/fog and low level of light made the area quite eerie with the added addition of light rain. Going up a bumpy and...  more »

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