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Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione

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A brief walk to the west from Bellagio is the small village of San Giovani where there is plenty of... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
British Columbia, Canada
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We found this museum in Bellagio to be very interesting for two reasons.The first was the fantastic... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
robert h
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Piazza Don Miotti | San Giovanni, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

A brief walk to the west from Bellagio is the small village of San Giovani where there is plenty of free parking. Adjacent to this parking is the small but very interesting Museo devil Strumenti per la Navigazione. It is a four storey building containing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

We found this museum in Bellagio to be very interesting for two reasons.The first was the fantastic collection of artefacts mainly navigational but also covering a wide variety of subjects.The second reason we were lucky enough to visit at a quiet time and Gianni gave...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank robert h
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a charming little nautical museum over in the next town from Bellagio in an old house, filled with charming antiquities; fascinating nautical artifacts, clocks, planetary machines, maps, Captain's logs, telescopes, compasses and more. The owner gave us an intimate tour with a young...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Gianni Gini is wonderful host showing us around his extraordinary collection of Navigation Instruments. Even if this is not something you know much about, it is wonderful to see one man's collection made over 50 years. It is superbly laid out, and his descriptions are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I'm a map geek and I loved this place. Even though it's not about maps it is about the history of discovering where in the world we are. The instruments trace the journey of early technology to explain how we knew where we are before...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank gulltrav
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Found this by accident, but was glad we did. It was very interesting. 4 floors (I think) full of all things navigational. Some very old and still in working order. 10 euros entrance fee was well worth it. All the contents have been collected by...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

Wasn't expecting this but saw a sign and walked up and in. Well worth the admission. A Lots of great nautical antiques

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Peter B
Reviewed May 18, 2015

This small museum is a place many people may pass up on, but few should. It is full of interesting nautical instruments, some 100s of years old, that were collected over 50 years by the museum's owner. He showed us around giving us a private...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank CanadianTraveler-221
Reviewed June 15, 2014

The young girl showed us around and told us some information in English. My husband was fascinated by the list of ships and found ones he was on in the merchant navy. Personally I found the ships logs amazing reading the personal thoughts of a...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank mbreary
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We came across this place quite accidentally, though it is in the guide books of Bellagio. The museum is easily accessible by touristic train, which stops right next to the entrance. It is private with an extensive collection of antique navigational instruments, which were acquired...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank elena076
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July 30, 2017|
Response from cords52 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from Bellagio to San Giovanni. We are an older couple and made it taking our time. If it's hot, do wear a hat. And do check the opening hours of the museum. We would suggest an hour would be about right to see... More