The Tempio Voltiano is a scientific museum located in Como, on Lario Marconi. It was inaugurated in 1928 on the design of the architect como Federico Frigerio. Wanted and funded by the industrialist and patron Francesco Somaini (1855-1939), the Volcanoes Mausoleum is in conjunction with the celebratory exhibition of the first centenary of Alessandro Volta's death (1745-1827). As its specific function, the promoter proposes the preservation and enhancement of the volcanic relics not only of the few fragments fortunately torn from the flames of the volcanic Exposition of 1899, but also of all those "memorabilia" that in one way or another can be Linked to the physical emissary and its vicissitudes. The building is the work of the architect Federico Frigerio (1873-1959), the main exponent of the architectural culture of the time. The temple, rather than Lombardy neoclassicism, is close to the Palladian style and generally brings a "neo-Roman" reference that is quite devoid of the local context; Besides the outer image, the building's skeleton is entirely made of reinforced concrete. The decorative apparatus is made up of artists active in the territory of Larnaca. The statues of Science and Faith placed on the sides of the entrance are twins Carlo and Luigi Rigola, formed in the milieu of Ludovico Pogliaghi and then transferred to Cantù. Inner reliefs with scenes from Alessandro Volta's life are of the como Pietro Clerici. The Voltian Temple is the most visited museum in Como. The permanent exhibition is dedicated to Alessandro Volta's memory and the recognition of his scientific work. On the ground floor are exposed ancient scientific instruments related to physical experiments carried out by Alessandro Volta. The gallery of the first floor is dedicated to the character Alessandro Volta, to the honors attributed to him in the course of life and in the following centuries. As a story, the show traces the most important stages of his life, to delineate some personal and private characters of Alessandro Volta through short quotes of letters to his family. Some showcases contain the original honors received by Alessandro Volta and a selection of celebratory materials spread throughout Europe in the two centuries following his death, including the 10,000-lire banknote dedicated to Alessandro Volta, in force until the introduction of Italy's single currency (The euro) in 2002, on the back of which appeared the Volti Temple. The themes of the Volta Exposition of 1899, the construction of the Volti Temple, and the International Physics Congress of 1927 were also presented.