The City’s Museum of ArcheologyIn the heart of the city, in a number of ancient buildings, is Milan’s archaeological museum called the Archaeological Civic Museum (Museo Civico Archeologico). This museum presents many archaeological findings and remains from the Roman settlement of Mediolanum, which preceded Milan and the foundations on which the city was built.
The museum is located in interesting old buildings dating back to the 13th century, renovated and renewed in 2008. Look out to the back and see the ancient watchtower, which was part of Milan's defense system. Later it became a chapel where the monks prayed in the convent, which once housed the compound.
The museum complex is surrounded by gardens that are a quiet and ideal resting place for archeological enthusiasts. The complex combines ancient elements with beautifully landscaped gardens.
What You Can See HereWithin the walls of the museum, you will find several spaces and complexes, each containing archaeological findings from different periods in the history of Milan.
Among the many exhibits here you can see sculptures, tools and a wealth of findings from the archaeological sites in the city and from all the ages of settlement in the area. Take the time to see the frescoes from the 13th century, which document scenes from the New Testament.
On the basement level there are collections of Greek art and Buddhist art, originating from the Afghan border with Pakistan.
On the first floor you will see findings from the Roman settlement of Mediolanum, on which modern Milan was built.
On the second floor there are exhibits with various findings, from prehistoric and Neolithic times to the Roman Empire.