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
Phone: +39 031 220301 (Brunate Municipality)

Opening hours
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, until 30 March 2024.
From 10.30am to 6.30pm on 31 March and 1 April 2024.

from 16 years old (adults) 3 euros
from 11 to 15 years old 2 euros
under 11 years old free
groups from 15 people 2 euros per person
people disabilities and their accompanist, teacher with classes and guides free
No credit cards, cash only