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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. Put Faro voltiano and other Brunate attractions into our Brunate vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Take the funicular from Como to Brunate and then a comparatively gentle walk to the base of Faro Voltiano, which shines at night in the colours of the Italian flag. The walk to the top is more strenuo...  more »
  • It's giving you a perfect view of the surroundings. If you are there do not hesitate to go inside and see the surroundings.  more »
  • Whether you hike up from the Funiculare from Como to Brunate, or you ride up using one of the public small buses or bike, the view is one that you will always cherish. You can see down to Como, neighb...  more »
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  • 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.
  • MISSION AHEAD!! While the sights are beautiful if your of an older age or not necessarily nimble I would recommend taking the bus here from the train. It's not an actual bus but an 8 seater jeep and the fare is 2.50 euro. It runs up and down every 15 mins I would not recommend children of pram age as you cannot walk the whole way with the pram as the paths are very uneven
  • If you visit Como and Brunate, you need to get to this place to enjoy the amazing view of the lake. Don't miss it!
  • Looks impressive from outside. Check before coming here. Won't be necessarily open.
  • We didn't pay to go in as we had a dog with us (not sure if they are allowed up), but I'm not sure that we missed much. The views from up there are great anyway.