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

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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.

Wikipedia: Life Electric (EN)

2. ex Casa del Fascio

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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.

Wikipedia: Casa del Fascio (Como) (EN)

3. Teatro Sociale

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Teatro Sociale is a theatre in Como, designed by architect Giuseppe Cusi following a decision by the local nobility that a new one was needed to replace the existing 1764/65 building which was regarded as outdated. The site of the ruined medieval castle, Torre Rotonda, was the chosen location and the Società dei Palchettisti was created by membership subscriptions to fund its creation.

Wikipedia: Teatro Sociale, Como (EN)

4. Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo

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The church of Quarcino, dedicated to Saints James and Philip, is a Roman Catholic religious architecture in Como, Italy. Built in Romanesque style around the tenth century, the church is located within the homonymous village of Quarcino, attested since 1259 as vicinia and today located about 800 meters away from the district of Sagnino.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Quarcino (IT)

5. 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.

Wikipedia: Grand Hotel Brunate (EN)

6. 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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7. Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

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

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (Brunate) (IT)

8. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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The church of Sant'Agostino is a place of Catholic worship in Como, dedicated to the homonymous saint. It is the only Cistercian Gothic church in the city. Inside is preserved the canvas of the Birth of Mary by Morazzone.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Sant'Agostino (Como) (IT)

9. Museo storico Giuseppe Garibaldi

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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.

Wikipedia: Garibaldi Museum (Como) (EN), Website

10. 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.

Wikipedia: Basilica of San Fedele, Como (EN)


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