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Museums and Galleries

Bellano Gorge (Orrido)

Melting snow cut a deep narrow gorge (Orrido) into the rocks over many years forming this amazing natural feature. It is possible to visit and explore the gorge as there are ladders and a suspension bridge which allows you to ...

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Como Silk Museum

The Silk Museum, Como, Italy, 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: Museo didattico della ...

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History Museum Giuseppe Garibaldi

Opened in 1932, within the Olginati’s palace. Collection is made-up of costumes, textiles, ceramics, weapons, manuscripts and medals, in order to illustrate the quality of life within the region of Como Lake during the last three centuries.     Address: 1 ...

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Alessandro Volta Museum

A neo-classic building with marble columns and mosaic floors, Tempio Voltiano in Como, Italy 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 ...

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Paolo Giovio Archeological Museum

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 Mediaeval art is particularly rich of sculpture findings. The museum also ...

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Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science & Technology

This science and technology museum in Milan  is one of the most visited museums in Italy. Divided into various sections: information technology, engines and astronomy. Address: Milan Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat & Sun 9.30am-6.30pm (not Mondays) Cost: €8; concessions and groups €6; ...

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Natural History Museum

This museum in Milan has over two-and-a-half million animal specimens, as well as exhibits, plastic skeletons of all kinds, graphs and documentation. The collections are organised into separate sections: minerals, paleontology, the natural history of man, zoology (vertebrates and invertebrates) ...

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Museum of Navigational Instruments

This museum is situated in an ancient tower with over 200 objects from the past that helped man navigate the sea; compassess, marine chronometers etc. Address: Museo Degli Strumenti per la Navigazione Piazza Don Miotti S.Giovanni di Bellagio Tel: (+39) ...

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Ethnographic & Naturalistic Museum

This museum covers the history of past civilizations that populated the area of Val Sanagra. Sections that you will find here are; paleontology room, the room eco-faunistica, the hall of stuffed animals, collection of antiques used in the past for ...

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Don Luigi Guanella Museum

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 ...

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