Below is a growing list of museums and galleries in the City of Como and generally around Lake Como. Click on the Google Mapslinks or website links below for further information.
Please note, that some of these venues be still closed due to funding or as a result of the Pandemic. Also, advance booking may be required, or visit by appointment only. For some venues, there is more enthusiasm in the promotion rather than content, different language support, or overall visual experience.
Please do contact us via social media to recommend a museum that you have visited in Lake Como.
Museo Paolo Giovio
The Museo Giovio is a municipal museum located in a medieval palace, Palazzo Giovio in Como and specialises in a diverse collection of regional archaeological artifacts.
The Fondazione Antonio Ratti was inaugurated in 1998. A collection of antique of silk and cotton fabrics from the 5th to the 19th century, and books collected by Antonio Ratti and accessible to the public.
TheVilla Bernasconi is a grand turn-of-the-century art nouveau villa located in Cernobbio and has recently been restored to its former glory. It tells a story about the history of the building and the people who lived there using interactive multimedia and historical artefacts.
A small educational science museum, established in 1917, for didactic support for teaching the sciences. It has frescoes inspired by nature and medallions depicting the Nobel Laureates who participated in an international conference of physicists held in Como in 1927.