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Museo Archeologico, Milan
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Situated inside a former convent, Museo Archeologico traces the history of ancient Milan. The complex, established in the 9th century, now features modern exhibits designed to provide a glimpse into the city's earliest days. The museum displays artifacts unearthed in Milan and the surrounding area, and is best known for containing ancient statues and rare examples of Roman glass. Follow the viewing route to access the three sections dedicated to Etruscan and Greek civilizations, as well as Lombardy in medieval times. Look for ancient Greek theatrical masks, Roman funerary stele, and Corinthian helmets from the 5th century BCE. Our Milan tourist route planner makes visiting Museo Archeologico and other Milan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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 de...  more »
  • It is not a museum with outstanding collections, but found it to be very well organised. The Guide put at our disposal proved, and very prepared in its scope, even a true lover of his work, which could stimulate both curiosity of children and adult beginners. Pieces must see, that linger are the Parabiago Patera and Roman glass, but there are other equally interesting, though of less historical value. Personally I very graduto the part relating to the Lombard period.
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  • Placed in an extraordinary architectural context, the former convent of San Maurizio Maggiore Monastery founded in the eighth century a.d. In addition, the area was occupied by a residential building of the first century. d.c. and the circo romano adjacent to the Imperial Palace of the end of the third century. d.c. The Museum is divided into two cloisters with different sections: in the first cloister with the section on old Milan, the cloister with the polygonal Tower (late 3rd century) and along the Boardwalk that crosses the Roman walls, you access the polygonal Tower of the wall and the new extension with sections: ground floor-section Caesarea Maritima, featured-early medieval section- , second floor, third floor-Etruscan-section-Greek-section. Very interesting and rich (that meet the information boards) the exhibits.
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  • The little museum is a nice change from the bustling city and has some nicely preserved samples from times long gone. For 5€ just go there and enjoy one or two hours of archeology, depending on your level of interest. You can also sit and relax in the yard while looking at the ruins there.
  • Decent museum for the history of milan and a surprisingly good collection of Etruscan artifacts. Well worth a visit
  • Beautiful archeological museum! Explore the history and development of Milan throughout the centuries! There are few very interactive panels where you can follow the lives of Milanese in time! Being one of the city's museums, the entrance is free every first Sunday of the month so do not miss your chance!
  • Well designed museum with nice pieces of art :) highly prepared and friendly personell :)
  • Interesting museum with a range of artifacts.