galleries

Museo didattico della Seta

The Silk Museum in Como opened in 1990 and provides a true account of the history of the silk industry in Como. In the main hall, reference is made to the art of silkworm breeding. Address: Via Castelnuovo 1 Como Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9am-noon then 3pm-6pm Cost:
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History Museum Giuseppe Garibaldi

The museum opened in 1932 within the Olginati’s Palace.   This museum is home to a collection of costumes, textiles, ceramics, weapons, manuscripts and medals.  The collection illustrates the quality of life within the region of  Lake Como during the last three centuries.
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Tempio Voltiano

This neo-classical building in with marble columns and mosaic floors,  houses a museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, inventor of the battery. Inside, visitors can see letters, documents, drawings, calculations and some of the original scientific instruments used by the physicist
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Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio

This museum includes numerous sections organised on the basis of historical periods, starting from pre-history  to Roman art; a collection including precious stone slabs and tablets. The section of Medieval art is particularly rich of sculpture findings. The museum also includes
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Gallery of Furnishing and Design

The centre features an exhibition area, as well as a library and video-library. The exhibition area is the focal point of the work of the Galleria and includes a permanent exhibition of Bruno Munari works, Neoliberty collection. Address: Via Borgognone 12 Cantu Tel: (+39) 031
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Museum of Bees

This museum explores the nature and life of bees. Address: Via Menegardo 32 Bregnano (CO) Tel: 031 47464 Opening Hours: Last Sunday of every month with free entry from 9.30am-11.30am
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Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia (Leonardo da Vinci)

The Leonardo da Vinci Science Museum in Milan is the largest science and technology museum in Italy and one of the most visited in Italy.  The museum is dedicated to the Italian painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinici. The museum opened in the 1950’s and is divided into a
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Museo Civico di Storia Naturale

The natural history museum in Milan was founded in the 1800’s when Giuseppe de Cristoforis, an Italian naturalist and collector (1803-1837) donated his collections to the city. The museum has over 2.5 million animal specimens, as well as exhibits, plastic skeletons of all
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Museo Degli Strumenti per la Navigazione

This museum is situated in an ancient tower with over 200 objects from the past that helped man navigate the sea; compasses, marine chronometers etc. Address: Piazza Don Miotti S.Giovanni di Bellagio Tel: (+39) 031 950309 Opening Hours: Every day from 10am-1pm
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Ethnographic & Naturalistic Museum

This museum in Grandola ed Uniti, covers the history of past civilizations that populated the area of Val Sanagra. You will find the following sections; paleontology room, the room eco-faunistica, the hall of stuffed animals, collection of antiques used in the past for various
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Museum of Print

Visiting this museum situated in Carlazzo, you will discover the the evolution of the press from beginning until present explained in great detail. Address: Via degli Artigiani Carlazzo Tel: (+39) 0344 32055 Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-noon, 2pm-5pm, Saturdays 9am-11.30am
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Museo Don Luigi Guanella

This museum is dedicated to Don Luigi Guanella who was born in 1842 (one of thirteen children) and who devoted his life to those people who needed him most.  Although his family were poor , they were strong in their religious beliefs and practices.  Don Luigi Guanella entered the
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