Civico Museo Archaeologico Paola Giovio
The Civic Archaelogical Museum P. Giovio in Como is home to some of history’s greatest treasures. This beautiful museum, which was inaugurated in 1897 and has seen its collections grow ever since, exhibits marvels from many pockets of history; namely items from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Palaeolithic Age, Neolithic Age and the Roman era.
From Prehistoric finds to an extensive Roman collection, visitors will glean a magnificent scope of Como’s heritage. From Caesar’s founding and fortification to wars with Milan, Como has been a hub of activity through the ages. The archaeological findings of the necropolis Ca’ Morta revealed that this territory around Como belonged to the Golasecca civilisation and many of these Bronze Age artefacts form the basis for the museum.
The chronological layout will take you through Como’s story, revealing everything from the effects of man’s intervention to life before civilisation.