8 Sights in Como, Italy (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Como, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Como, Italy.

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1. The Life Electric

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Life Electric is a contemporary sculpture, dedicated to the physicist Alessandro Volta (1745–1827). Completed in 2015 it is located in Como, Italy. Life Electric was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and was a gift to Como, the city where the architect located his “Summer Session” school of architecture, in 1988. The sculpture was commissioned by the non profit association “Gli amici di Como”. The design of the fountain illustrates the evolution of modern architecture that took place over the period from 1920s to modern days, with the emergence of Rationalism. Libeskind's creation has carried on the tradition of contemporary art in Como, and raised its profile.

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2. Casa del Fascio

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Casa del Fascio Danny Alexander Lettkemann, Architekt / Public domain

The Casa del Fascio of Como, also called Palazzo Terragni, is a building located in Como, Italy, in the Piazza del Popolo, and it is one of the masterpieces of Italian Modern Architecture. It was designed by Italian architect Giuseppe Terragni (1904-1943). It was inaugurated in 1936 as the local office of the National Fascist Party. After the fall of Fascism in 1945, it was used by the National Liberation Committee Parties and in 1957, it became the headquarters of the local Finance Police, who still occupy it. The building has a square plan and four stories.

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3. Grand Hotel Brunate

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The Grand Hotel Brunate was the last work in the Art Nouveau style by the architect Giuseppe Casartelli. Located in Brunate, in province of Como, its construction was concluded in 1893, one year before the construction of the Como–Brunate funicular. Nowadays, after a renovation of the property, it is composed of private apartments.

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4. Tempio Voltiano

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The Tempio Voltiano is a museum in the city of Como, Italy that is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a prolific scientist and the inventor of the electrical battery. Volta was born in Como in 1745, held his first professorship there until 1779, and retired to Como in 1819.

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5. Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

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Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo Swiss79 di Wikipedia in italiano
(Testo originale: Luca Acquistapace ) / Public domain

The church of Sant'Andrea Apostolo is a sacred building located in Brunate, in the province of Como. Dedicated to the apostle Andrea, acts as a parish church of Brunate since 1654. Of particular interest is the organ preserved within the church.

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6. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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The church of Sant'Agostino is a Catholic place of cult of Como, dedicated to the homonymous saint. It is the only Cistercian Gothic Church of the city. The canvas of Maria del Morazzone's birth is preserved inside.

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7. Museo storico Giuseppe Garibaldi

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Museo storico Giuseppe Garibaldi Qazxsw / Public domain

The Giuseppe Garibaldi Historical Museum was established in 1932 in Como, northern Italy. It is dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi in memory of his activities in the city 1866, and his role in the Unification of Italy.

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8. Basilica di San Fedele

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The Basilica of San Fedele in Como is located in the city center and is dedicated to Saint Fidelis martyr. It derives from an earlier Christian church, dating from the seventh century, dedicated to Euphemia.

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