The Voltiano Temple was commissioned by the Como industrialist F. Somaini to the architect Federico Frigerio and was erected in 1927, on the occasion of the first centenary of the death of Alessandro Volta. The building is in neoclassical style, with an obvious reference to the Pantheon.

The same year, eleven Nobel laureates took part in the great world physics conference organized in the city of Como. The page contains the autographs of those physical summits who visited it before its official inauguration on July 15, 1928. On that occasion many political and ecclesiastical authorities, scientists and professors met.
The museum dedicated to the inventor of the pile conserves about 234 artifacts, arranged chronologically: letters, documents, medals, portraits and some original scientific equipment.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00 (winter) - 10.00-12.00 and 15.00-18.00 (summer) - Monday closed

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Viale Marconi - 22100 Como 031 574705 031 268053