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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Port St Lucie, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 stars Reviewed June 23, 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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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went for a visit on a rainy day. You can enter for free on the first Sunday of the month, but I think it should be quite cheap in any case. You can find lot of stuff in this museum, even an egyptian mummy! Probably the most interesting part is the Roman history section, but kids would probably enjoy... More 

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Como, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice and well managed small museum, with plenty of interesting ancient findings, which show some light on Como’s history. Recommended for a visit in a rainy day or if you stay few days in Como (if you are just passing by, you better take a walk on the lake shore or go up to Brunate)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum has its origins dating back to the 1830's and has been added to over the decades so it's now a fairly substantial museum covering prehistoric times through to the Iron Age. The ground floor contains material from the Roman period including a collection of stone engravings an decorative architectural elements sourced from the town The first floor is... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is definately not to be missed, especially if you have children, there is something educational for all ages, whether its the extensive prehistoric rooms, the roman rooms,the egyptian room with its actual partially exposed mummy,through to the middle ages then up to modern wartime memorabilia,allow plenty of time and very cheap entrance fee.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It is on la Piazza Medaglie d’Oro 1, Como. A museum with rich contents. Four small introductory rooms feature the new elements introduced by the Roman culture, unknown to previous Celtic culture: lamps, little scales, precision, figurines, blown glass, bright colors, fine tableware, frescoes.......... The exhibition follows a thematic approach: the military organization, religious events, businesses, production activities, food, toiletries,... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

For a museum in a small city, the Civic Museum has something to interest everybody. The largest collections are pre-Roman and Roman but the museum also has an interesting Egyptian room among others.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Well worth a visit - plenty to see, including exceptional prehistoric finds, leading to an excellent Roman collection. Don't miss the mosaic, which is in a building across the courtyard. Also, the museum leads directly to the local 19th century history collection which is mainly to do with the re-unification of Italy.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Remarkable paleo/pre historic displays to be viewed. More info in English might be helpful but a great museum that tells of the tale of Como.

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Address: Piazza Medaglie d'Oro Comasche, Como, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como

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