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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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  • 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 »
  • It was a steep climb that took roughly 30 or so minutes from where the funicular train is located. The path was a lot of cobblestone roads that weren't very well maintained. We are in good shape and c...  more »
  • Great for those who want to enjoy the beauty of Lake como. The Lighthouse is found in brunate a locality reached on foot, by car and by funicular.
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  • This is one of those places that you enjoy reach after a wonderful walk in the woods. The sight from this tower (or just from the entrance if you prefer skipping the stairs) is a rewarding experience: in a bright day it's easy to see as far as Milan' skyline. I'd recommend bringing water and a couple of sandwiches so you can sit and relax
  • Loved the view from high up above Lake Como, stunning! Probably best a sunset if possible. The walk up from the funicular is quite steep so where good shoes. There are benches at the top to rest and a lovely restaurant just down from the lookout point called Polenta, serves traditional food.
  • Best view from above to admire all the city of Como, must see!
  • Best view (both upstairs and downstairs) over Como and its surroundings, including the skyline of Milan, and the snowcapped mountains in the West!
  • An hour or so walk from the top of the funiculare. Good spot for some photos. Didn't pay to go in the top of the tower because the view from the bottom was good enough.