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“Some lovely things, good with combined ticket” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Storico

Museo Storico
Piazza Mercato del Fieno, Bergamo, Italy
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Ranked #50 of 85 Attractions in Bergamo
Type: Museums
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the Hague
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Some lovely things, good with combined ticket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The museo Storico are actually a couple of museums combined. With the combination ticket you can visit the tower, Rocca (1800's), Donizetti (opera) and Podesta (next to the tower)..

We reallly enjoyed the tower and Pallazo del Podesta. Although everything was in Italian there were some of the most innovative museum experiences I have seen. For example there was a beautiful animation of Cartography, also beautiful way of telling the story of the Venitian age in Bergamo.

Visited May 2013
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Veroia, Greece
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Godd only if one speaks italian”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Museo Storico is not exactly a museum. Good work has been done using technology in order to show Bergamo's history, usingprojections & images as well as sounds and narration. Unfortunately the narration is only in italian so the non-italian speakers can't in fact understand and enjoy this project. My children who don't speak italian were expecting a lot (having read the museum leaflet) and they were very dissapointed.

Visited January 2013
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Bergamo, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great and Unique Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Museo Storico is a great little museum that displays the history of Bergamo in a completely unique way. Each exhibit, or room, is interactive and different in its own way. There are videos and clips talking about and showing important items and events in the history of Bergamo under Venitian rule of course, but there are more. One exhibit shows a map-like adventure where you follow the route from Venice to Bergamo. One is a chemist shop where you can open all the drawers to see what remedy is inside and how it used to be used. They make great use of video and projections to help tell every story. You can also use their tablets to scan items througout the museum to get additional information and some fun facts. It just adds to the experience and they are available in multiple languages! Plus the staff is truely knowledgeable and excited to share their knowledge with their visitors.

Visited October 2012
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Schenectady NY
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“History of Bergamo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The history of Bergamo since about 1100 is shown in a very unique museum -- very little "real", but "virtual" -- done on overlapping screens, pull-out drawers that show spices, hard to describe but a very interesting and worthwhile experience. The man who sold us the tickets spent a lot of time explaining various parts of the displays and enhanced the experience very much. We had never seen anything like this before. Very well done.

Visited October 2012
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Greenville, SC
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Black tie gala at the museum - gorgeous night to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Spent the evening from 8:00 to almost midnight at a black tie gala dinner at this beautiful museum. Appetizers and drinks on the balcony overlooking the valleys and the city, then multi-course dinner in a stunning event room. Service and food equally as incredible as the location. Director Visentin is an expert in his field and most gracious host.

Visited September 2012
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