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Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio

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Address: Piazza Medaglie d'Oro Comasche, Como, Italy
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Amazing collection of antiquities and local history. Much larger than we expected with a great textile exhibit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
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South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana US
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there for a visit to find out a bit more about Como. As museums go it's about average, boring in parts but interesting in others. It's not something I would do again. It costs 4 euros to enter and the building is very confusing and you go all over the place looking at the various things. Unfortunately you couldn't... More 

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South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana US
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing collection of antiquities and local history. Much larger than we expected with a great textile exhibit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The little museum - right in the old town - offers an interesting insight in the local history - even back to the roots of human history (the explications are unfortunately only in Italian), the part of the old Romans is worth a detour - not only on rainy days. The building is worth a visit itself: the architecture reveals... More 

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

It is one of the best museums here Old and beautiful You find collections of coins to paintings and guns and clothes and .. The staff are nice and guide you through the rooms The yard is so beautiful with an ancient fountain and stairways It s great place to spend an afternoon

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

My friends and I passed by one day and it peaked our curiosity. So we did a quick read on what the Civico Museo offered and decided to go back and tour the facility. It was an eye opening visit. What we thought would be a small little museum turned out to be a wonderful visit, with beautiful and interesting... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is an interesting little museum with a very diverse collection of objects, but most of the descriptions are in Italian only. There is a section on Italian history, but since I'm not familiar with Italian history and I don't speak Italian, I didn't learn as much as I would have liked. The buildings that house the museums are interesting... More 

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Not too far within the old city walls is Piazza Medaglie d’Oro Comasche (the Square of Gold Medals), here are a number of lovely old houses, one of them houses Museo Garibaldi, another houses Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio. These museums are joined by a walkway and between them house a really interesting and diverse collection. There are objects that... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This museum has so much to see and one moves through various buildings to see all the exhibits. The entrance fee is very reasonable and one is taken from prehistoric times to roman ruins and see alll kinds of interesting remnants of Como's colourful past.

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Port St Lucie, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Extensive collection of objects from local archaeological digs, from Neolithic times forward. Lots about smelting metals, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, even a small section on the Neanderthals, and a reference to the Hittites who were actually the first to smelt steel! There's also an exhibit on the evolution of Roman houses, lots of coins and gemstones and jewelry,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Great museum to spend a rainy day; it is in a historic building, and has a bit of everything: Art, Culture, History, Crafts, etc.

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