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Faro voltiano, Brunate

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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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  • To the lighthouse to get hard, but worth it. Excellent views open from this place. Imagine the beauty at night. The lighthouse itself, unfortunately was closed. It was a Monday. But nothing ... really really recommend ...
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  • In the September 2017, we were on the Lake and have glanced at the area. After we were disappointed by Como, we went to the lighthouse. It was not easy to find because he was in our Navi not in there. But well, it worked then. You can park 5 minutes from the Lighthouse Station (pay attention to the correct parking lot). Maintenance of the views of the tower is very appealing - I got my wife then persuaded that we pay admission for the tower but the few euros and then are the Tower up. The views and panoramic is just fat. To the snapping super. I would allow time to 30-45 minutes.
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  • If you boarded the cable car, you will surely reach the lighthouse. On the war machine is a few euros))). View from the Lighthouse is stunning, even in cloudy weather.
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  • What a fantastic spot in Como! Don't miss this place when you're in Como. I have some suggestions - 1. Wear a pair of comfort shoes. As you may take a long walk up to 3km from the starting point Brunate Station. 2. Bring some food and water as you can. So you may enjoy the breathtaking view and your food! How amazing :)
  • Great view. I recommend carrying water, food and wearing your trekking shoes. The path is a little tough for older people.
  • This place has stunning views but... what a trek up the hill! We thought it was going to be an easy place to reach but it took us almost an hour to reach the top of mountain. If you are fit enough to get to the top, you will definitely love this spot. We were lucky to have a clear day so the view of the lake and mountains was incredible.
  • The view is amazing. You can have a tour here from funiculare. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Fantastic spot with a great 180 degree view. Difinitely worth a visit if you are in Como. Possible to take the cabel-car to Brunate, if you don't want to walk the whole way from Como.

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