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Museo Civico Archeologico

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Centro Storico
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Address: Corso Magenta 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 8645 0011
09:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30

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Learn the history of Milan

Great museum describing the history of Milan from ancient times through the Middle ages. They have nice selections of Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts. It's only a 10 minute... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Statesville, North Carolina
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Leppajarvi, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

May sound a bit boring place to visit in the archeological museum but the place was amazing. Part of the Building coming directly from the Roman horse racing and exhibitions show extremely wide and deep history of the area. Very good artifacts and explanations with connection to real world.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great museum describing the history of Milan from ancient times through the Middle ages. They have nice selections of Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts. It's only a 10 minute walk from Duomo.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This museum is adjacent to the Church of San Maurizio, which is remarkable to see. Several floors are open for exhibit categorized according to time period. The most amazing thing about this museum to me is that it on the site of Roman ruins and two intact towers remain. You can go inside and see remains of frescoes on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

If you're a huge Roman history fan and this is the place to see. The fort is for the time of Diocletian and has many great pieces from antiquity. It also has an amazing church that is connected to it with one of the oldest organs in the world and a mirror painting of the Last Supper.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Best place to learn about early Milan (Mediolanum). Mediolanum was the most important Roman city in Northern Italy, an important east-west, north-south cross-roads. Several churches and other foundations about town testify to this history. This museum puts those pieces together.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It's well set up with different eras on different floors. Do not miss the church next door.

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This was a very interesting museum - unfortunately we visited at lunchtime so the basement and 3rd floor were shut, but it was very well laid out.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

When one enters the Museo Civico Archologico, one thinks it is a small museum. However one should go to the garden and the tower and behind the tower there is a very large museum spread over 3 floors, with many good art objects from the past.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a very interesting museum and well worth a visit. It's reasonably priced at just €5 and with three floors of artefacts to see it gives a good 1-2 hours of interest.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Not a very extensive range of exhibits compared to larger similarly themed museums. However, there are some local exhibits from Milan's roman era which are unique. There are also other very beautiful Greek and Etruscan exhibits from all over Italy and beyond. The museum is built over the remains of a roman building and there are is a 24-sided polygonal... More 

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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