Rationalism in Como

The manifesto of Italian Rationalism

Rationalism in Como has probably reached its maximum peak, specially thanks to famous architect Giuseppe Terragni, universally accepted has the father of this architectural movement. The birth of this movement is dated back to 1930, when a group of seven architects founded the MIAR, Italian Movement for Rational Architecture

This guided tour will show you the Italian masterpiece of rationalism, the “Casa del Popolo” first know as ” Casa del Fascio” . This is the iconic work of Terragni, which brought his idea of modern structure with rigorous symmetry. The visit goes on with the Negozio Vitrum and the facade of the hotel Metropole Suisse, before arriving at the rationalist district with the Novocomum, projected in 1927 by Terragni, and allocated in flats. This building caused the indignation of the purists for the “movement” of the facades and the subtraction of volumes. Following the Monument to the follen soldiers, Monumento ai caduti, designed by Antonio Sant’Elia, the Canottieri Lario, the Sinigaglia stadium facade and the house of Giuliani Frigerio, the last building realized by Terragni

This neoclassical Como tour is private, guide can meet you directly at your hotel, if located downtown Como, or she will meet you in Piazza Cavour, right in front of Hotel Barchetta Excelsior. If you are coming from Milan, your guide can meet you at the arrival station. See here how to reach Como from Milan

Rationalism in Como – at a glance

  • Duration : 3 hours
  • Private licensed guide
  • Spoken languages: I – E – F – S – R – D
  • Meeting directly at your downtown hotel or in the city center


  • 1- 4 persons         Euro 200,00 group
  • 5 – 8 persons       Euro 220,00 group
  • 10 – 12 persons   Euro 250,00 group
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