Faro Voltiano (Brunate) is open to the public

Lighthouse dedicated to Alessandro Volta

The "Faro Voltiano" (Volta Lighthouse) was built in 1927. It is a project by engineer Gabriele Giussani and it is located up in San Maurizio Brunate. The Lighthouse is dedicated to scientist Alessandro Volta. The Faro is an octagonal  tower, 29 meters high, and dominates the lake, the prealps and it offers a majestic view of Lake Como and the distant Alps. At nigh the Lighthouse illuminates Como and its valley with white, red and green lights. You can reach the Lighthouse by car or, for a more scenic experience, you can take the short ride on the Funicular to Brunate and a 30 minute walk through the picturesque streets of the village.

Via Giacomo Scalini, San Maurizio in Brunate
More information:
Info-point Como, Via Albertolli - via Gobetti, phone: +39 031 304137
Phone: +39 031 220301 (Brunate Municipality)

Opening hours


Open every day (except on working Wednesdays) from 10.30AM to 6.30PM
Closed when health authority restrictions apply or in case of bad weather

More pictures of the Faro Voltiano on Wiki Commons


1 euro till 18 years
2 euro adults
1 euro per head for groupes of 15 or more persons