Museo Storico Giuseppe Garibaldi

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Donna S
By Donna S
A varied collection of modern history and misc things Italian
Nov 2014
This is one of 2 adjoining "Civic Museums" in Como (the other being the Archaeological Museum), and many travel sites don't distinguish very well between them, which is confusing. This one, however, focuses on the Risorgimento and Contemporary History eras, and is worth taking a look at. Surprisingly, there's not a lot about Garibaldi himself, altho there is a Roman-style helmet he is said to have worn. Garibaldi was the ex-pat leader who beginning in 1848 with his army of volunteer peasants led several Italian states and misc areas away from Austrian control, which ultimately led to Italian unification under King Victor Emmanuel II in 1871. (This long struggle is VERY confusing, and don't feel alone if you end up feeling utterly bewildered.) There is a small room focusing on Italy in WWI, and another surprisingly small exhibit re: the Italian experience in WWII, which consisted of models of both Axis and Allied aircraft, brief biographical sketches of several Italian heroes and leaders, a pamphlet in Russian about who knows what, and a small piece of barbed wire and a photo from the Malthaussen concentration camp - but not a word about Jewish deportations from Italy. I suppose I could have missed it, but I never saw anything about either Mussolini or Fascism, which seemed really strange to me. Other rooms were devoted to regional furniture and clothing, holiday celebrations, and representations of various characters from folk tales and children's stories. Signage in English would have helped enormously throughout this museum, but was little in evidence.

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BURGWIN
Melbourne, Australia3,393 contributions
Combo with Museo storico
Oct 2016 • Couples
This old fashioned museum is attached to the Museo storico and they can be visited together. The exhibitions are informative and interesting but unfortunately the informations are only in Italian. See my review of the Museo storico.
Written October 22, 2016
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Donna S
Florence, WI1,601 contributions
A varied collection of modern history and misc things Italian
Nov 2014 • Solo
This is one of 2 adjoining "Civic Museums" in Como (the other being the Archaeological Museum), and many travel sites don't distinguish very well between them, which is confusing. This one, however, focuses on the Risorgimento and Contemporary History eras, and is worth taking a look at. Surprisingly, there's not a lot about Garibaldi himself, altho there is a Roman-style helmet he is said to have worn. Garibaldi was the ex-pat leader who beginning in 1848 with his army of volunteer peasants led several Italian states and misc areas away from Austrian control, which ultimately led to Italian unification under King Victor Emmanuel II in 1871. (This long struggle is VERY confusing, and don't feel alone if you end up feeling utterly bewildered.) There is a small room focusing on Italy in WWI, and another surprisingly small exhibit re: the Italian experience in WWII, which consisted of models of both Axis and Allied aircraft, brief biographical sketches of several Italian heroes and leaders, a pamphlet in Russian about who knows what, and a small piece of barbed wire and a photo from the Malthaussen concentration camp - but not a word about Jewish deportations from Italy. I suppose I could have missed it, but I never saw anything about either Mussolini or Fascism, which seemed really strange to me. Other rooms were devoted to regional furniture and clothing, holiday celebrations, and representations of various characters from folk tales and children's stories. Signage in English would have helped enormously throughout this museum, but was little in evidence.
Written August 1, 2015
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
So much history
Apr 2015 • Solo
Como is a beautiful city and so close to Milan, actually prefer staying here and making the train trip in and this is partly because of the lake and partly the history of the region. This museum with its artifacts and displays helps me understand why I love the region so much.
Written June 27, 2015
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Jan S
Leeds UK167 contributions
Good museum with varied exhibits and some stunning frescos
May 2015 • Couples
Good for an hour or two - with varied exhibits in a rabbit warren of rooms. Some lovely and unexpected frescos and ceilings and gives some insight into the history of Como and the surrounding area.
Written May 8, 2015
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Randal A
85 contributions
Surprisingly good.
Oct 2014 • Family
A lovely museum of Como's past and history spread over thousands of years. Lovely statuary, artifacts, and paintings and a great deal of esoterica. The museum is a bit confusing to navigate even with the included map.
Written November 30, 2014
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Carlos B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia133 contributions
If history is your thing .....
Aug 2014 • Couples
This museum closes for lunch (which we did not expect) At 2:00PM we enjoyed wondering through Italy's history - the museum is well organized, so we could do walk at our own pace and review history.
Written September 28, 2014
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L K
Haifa, Israel54 contributions
Hidden pearl
Jul 2014 • Family
We decided to visit this museum after reading some reviews here in TripAdvisor and we did not get wrong! Magnificent interiors are worth the visit alone. The rich exhibition content includes mostly the local culture development through the years (from prehistory, Etruscans and Romans to the Italian War of Independence) but there is also a number of other interesting things on display (collection of gems and collection of lace are just a few examples). In addition we were lucky to see the "medieval festival" outdoor performance (not a part of museum activities, but the procession just came to the museum entry) which was really enjoyed by our kids.
Written August 3, 2014
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tommyC64
Corfe Mullen, UK114 contributions
Surprisingly large and well equipped
Jul 2014 • Couples
This was a revelation to see the amount of history attaching to this ancient town and local area. Mostly signed in Italian of course, but there were short descriptions of the main features in English in each room. The building itself has some quite beautiful rooms.
Written August 1, 2014
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