Brunate is a town and comune in the province of Como in northern Italy, some 50 kilometres (31 mi) north-east from Milan. It has 1,770 residents, but is much more populated in summer, when tourists rent houses and apartments.
The town overlooks the city of Como, which lies on the shore of Lake Como some 500 metres (1,600 ft) below. Como and Brunate are linked by a narrow and steep road, and by the Como to Brunate funicular.
Alessandro Volta lived in Brunate for a short period, and the prominent Bulgarian poet Pencho Slaveykov died in the town on 10 June 1912.