Museo Civico Archeologico

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Museo Civico Archeologico

Museo Civico Archeologico
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Cadorna • 5 min walk
  • Cairoli • 6 min walk
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Stephanie & Anthony
Lincoln, UK509 contributions
Amazing
Oct. 2020 • Couples
What a great museum, virtually all the areas have English translations. The museum itself gives the background on milan over several points in its history; roman, Etruricsian, med, milanese 18th, it also has sections on Egyptian and greek.

Worth a visit
Written 4 October 2020
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
Kind of a gem off the beaten path...
Sep. 2019
I was surprised to find this site not highly recommended, but it is located in a beautiful building which was the convent attached to the church of San Maurizio (nicknamed the Sistine Chapel of Milan).

You can see two towers from the 4th century, and amongst many other things, a structure that once was part of the hippodrome.
Written 16 October 2019
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Trekker2020
Washington DC, DC1,913 contributions
Impressive, well curated and friendly staff
Jun. 2019 • Solo
I sort of walked by this museum on my way to the palazzo Sforza (never made it there) and was blown away by this place. The museum is basically built on the ruins of the Roman fortress that served as one the capitals of the Roman Empire when Diocletian decided to split the empire into four domains governed by two Cesars and two Augusti. The museum is what remains of the impressive complex where Maximian ruled his part of the empire, when Milan (Mediolanum) was the capital. There are many exhibits telling the story of this city and a number of equally impressive sculptures and artifacts. This museum should be so full of visitors but thankfully it is a well kept secret. I was delighted to find this gem and spent the rest of my day here before leaving beautiful Milan. A must while in Milan.
Written 30 August 2019
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK904 contributions
Wonderful Setting and Wonderful Collection
May 2019 • Solo
Visited San Maurizio Church and stepped next door to be equally impressed.
Entrance is 5 euros or free with the wonderful Abbonamento Musei Lombardia Card.
The museum is housed in an old convent with beautiful cloisters. Towers and Roman walls outside with neat walkways allow you to soak up the atmosphere with the 'Ancients'.
Inside there are 3 floors (2nd Floor Etruscan was closed on my visit) but plenty to see on the other two. Fine model of ancient Milan . Some fine sculpture including Herakles with the famous fig leaf added in the 1800's.
The Greek Section is really comprehensive and on Floor 1 there are artefacts from the tombs at Trezzo Sul Mare .
Bit under the tourist radar but loved it all ! Lovely staff as well.
Written 20 May 2019
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Michael Adamidis 🇬🇷
Kastoria, Greece6,354 contributions
small museum but very intersting to visit.
Mar. 2019 • Friends
9:00 -17:30.open daily .and it is not as big as other museums in italy .but has lots of greek antiquity and etrouscan and of course roman history ruins and lots to see.
Written 12 March 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
The City archeological museum
Jan. 2018 • Solo
The museum is located in the cloister of the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. It still hosts two towers from the medieval times: one used to be one of the towers of the Circus Maximus and is now the bell tower of the church while the other used to be part of the roman walls. The museum occupies several levels and is divided into different collections, the part dedicated to Mediolanum, the roman town of Milan, the Greek collection, the Etruscan, the Egyptian and Early Middle ages one; there is also a small part with Indian art
Written 5 December 2018
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Phil_S_AU
Sydney, Australia106 contributions
A surprising find between Piazza Duomo and Milan Cadorna
Sep. 2018 • Solo
For €5 (full fare) this museum offers a great insight into the Roman and earlier history of the city. Four floors and a basement contain interesting archaeological artefacts and a map showing the layout of the Roman walled city. The museum incorporates two towers from the ancient city walls as well as a decryption of life in Roman and earlier times. Many of the displays have English language descriptions.
Written 30 September 2018
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Michael Adamidis 🇬🇷
Kastoria, Greece6,354 contributions
one of the best in italy
Sep. 2018 • Friends
i am into archaeology and very interested in arts and architecture and i enjoy visiting archaeological museum..one fo the best visits was in milano archaological museum .
Written 13 September 2018
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Mary B
Victoria, Canada1,371 contributions
As You Find It
Aug. 2018 • Family
As with so many cities with a rich past, Milan has given one place to house its archeological finds. If you are looking for glitzy, posh, pristine museums like you might find in Naples or Rome, this is not going to satisfy you very much. It feels very home grown, and in fact the collection seems to be tucked into places of building -- modern, old, and antique -- whereever it happens to fit. There is quite good English throughout.

Personally, I didn't find the collection anything to really write home about, but my son, the antiquities scholar, derived a very pleasant hour or more rooting around in the displays even with severe jet lag. My guess is that what is here is compelling to those with this passion and who know what they might be looking for and looking at. For the rest of us, it might be a bit of a miss.
Written 1 September 2018
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Manningjen
Columbia, MD431 contributions
Hidden gem for archeological fans.
Jun. 2018 • Solo
Went here with my Milano Museums card-- the setting (ancient Roman towers & courtyard) was as much of a draw as the collections themselves. And don't miss the adjoining fantastic San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore Church & Convent next door (entrance to that is free).
Written 1 July 2018
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