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Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio

Piazza Medaglie d'Oro Comasche, Como, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 23 Attractions in Como
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Como, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
62 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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