Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Como, Italy

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Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 2.8 km
Ascend 45 m
Descend 30 m

Explore Como in Italy with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Aero Club Como

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The Aero Club "Giuseppe Ghislanzoni" in Como was founded in 1930 and is named after Giuseppe Ghislanzoni, pioneer of aviation and silver medal for military value. He manages the International Railway Station in Como.

Wikipedia: Aero Club Como (IT), Website

290 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Monumento ai Caduti delle Guerre

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The monument to the fallen of Como is an imposing tower, 30 meters high, open by large windows and completely covered with Aurisina and Reppen stone.

Wikipedia: Monumento ai caduti (Como) (IT)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: 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.

Wikipedia: Tempio Voltiano (EN), Website

528 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

1011 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 5: Broletto

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Como Broletto is the original location, in medieval times, of the municipality of the city of Como.

Wikipedia: Broletto di Como (IT)

127 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Cathedral of Como

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Como Cathedral is the Catholic cathedral of the city of Como, Lombardy, Italy, and the seat of the Bishop of Como. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Wikipedia: Como Cathedral (EN)

628 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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

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

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