The city of Como is home to the Archaeological Museum Paolo Giovio located in the Palazzo Giovio who was the town residence of the Counts Giovio.
In 1894 the building was leased by the Municipality of Como who bought it later in 1913.
The museum was opened in 1897 and the collection consisted of very heterogeneous materials, to which they gave a better arrangement over the years with the acquisition of new spaces, starting with the establishment in 1932 until the opening of the Historical Museum Municipal Art Gallery in 1989 and the last restoration and redevelopment.
The Museum continues to increase its collections through intense and constant digging activity. The Museum has important rooms dedicated to Prehistory to Roman times and to various collections and exhibitions.
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 to 12:30 / 14:00 to 17:00
Friday: 10:00 to 13:00
Wednesday continuous hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (from 15 September to 15 July – suspension from December 24 to January 7)
closed on Mondays
Square Medaglie D’oro – Como
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