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Most interesting museum in Bolzano

Very interesting museum in the old gildhall. I found it much more interesting that the actual... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
A must see as long as you have a docent or guide.

We visited this site as part of a private tour of the city and were surprised at the hidden... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Ormond Beach, Florida
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+39 0471 945702
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Besides the building itself just about all that's here are documents and paintings, mostly portraits of historical figures, maps, and alegories. If you're not really into history and concerned about dates, the hour long audio guide (a must if you can't read the Italian and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Very interesting museum in the old gildhall. I found it much more interesting that the actual civic museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Actually the museum isn't hidden, but it might be overlooked by those who only come to Bolzano to see Otzi. The museum is only open from 10:00 to 12:30 so one might need to plan ahead to visit it. We used an audio guide in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We visited this site as part of a private tour of the city and were surprised at the hidden treasures found inside! The economic history of Bolzano is explained within the walls of historic paintings, stunning furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries. A guide...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

A great place to visit to see how the buildings in Bolzano were built & to learn about the Merchant Traders - magnificent old building

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed February 17, 2015

What an awesome treasure located in the downtown area of Bolzano that truly explains the economic significance of Bolzano's ideal geographical location, why Bolzano became so important, and the rationale for the bombing during WWII. The fact that this building survived is astounding. The guided...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

This free museum had a meeting hall that's changed little for hundreds of years. The private meeting rooms for dignitaries have beautiful ancient enamelled stoves that are quite spectacular. Servants kept the fires burning from a room between the two meeting rooms. Great doorknobs!

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

The museum is the building where merchants in 1600 used to carry on their trades, it's an ancient building with very interesting and well preserved furniture. Probabily the thing I most enjoyed were the old books in which all trades were recorded, things like 3...More

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