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.nvents.June 1912.
Open daily based on season. Hours: 10am to 7pm
By walk from Brunate (30 min)
By bike from Brunate (20 min)
By bus (line T3) or car from Brunate (10 min)