Museums Como

Museums Como, ideas for visiting

Museums Como, ideas for visiting

Museums Como. This province is famous due to its lake and aristocratic mansions that make part of its rich heritage. These museums in Lombardy ideal destinations to enjoy cultural tourism.


Como is globally renowned in the silkworm industry thanks to the centuries-old techniques that were perfected here. The Silk Museum tells the history of local weaving through photographs and machinery. Staying on the subject of textiles, the Antonio Ratti Foundation collects antique fabrics, contemporary art pieces and opens its specialized library to the public.


When visiting museums in Como, visitors should not miss the one dedicated to Navigation Instruments, gathering varrious items used by sailors over the ages. Take the time to visit the Tempio Voltiano, founded in honor of Alessandro Volta's inventions and scientific research, the Palazzo Volpi Picture Gallery and its XXth century blueprints collection, including the works of the architect A. Sant'Elia.


Head to the Comacina island and go to the Antiquarium and admire the ancient artifacts found during archaeological excavations in the area. Then there the museums for Rocking Horses in Grandate and the one in Madonna del Ghisallo, appreciated by cycling fans.


Tourism in Como offers some of the most interesting museums in Lombardy.

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  • The Museum of Navigation Instruments, located in a centuries-old renovated tower residence, displays a fascinating collection of objects and tools that have been used over the centuries for...
  • Como has a long history of silk trading and manufacturing, so it's no surprise that the Silk Museum here makes for a unique and fascinating stop. The Silk Museum opened in 1990, and instantly...
  • The Antonio Ratti Foundation was founded in 1985 with the aim of making an active contribution to the world of culture in its various forms, starting from Antonio Ratti's personal passion for art...
  • Inside the ancient hospitalis de Stabio , a complex of buildings that offered shelter to pilgrims and travellers making their along the ancient Via Regina in medieval times, the first place you...

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