Villa Olmo

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The name Villa Olmo comes from a magnificent elm that no longer stands; it is a beautiful 18th century neoclassical villa on Lake Como.

In 1924, ownership of the Villa passed from the Visconti di Modrone to the City of Como, and the building is now host to the Alessandro Volta Center of Scientific Culture, which has changing exhibitions on the life and work of Alesandro Volta.