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Historical Museum of the Venetian Age, Bergamo

Historical Museum of the Venetian Age, Bergamo

The Historical Museum of the Venetian Age in Bergamo (Museo Storico dell'Età Veneta) is a branch of the Bergamo History Museum. It attracts attention not only with its exhibitions but also interactivity. New knowledge is given to visitors through play-based activities that cause an emotional reaction. Thanks to QR codes and tablets, the exhibits come alive. Visitors can build their own itinerary and feel like residents of the 16th century Bergamo.

 Exhibits of Museum

The Historical Museum of the Venetian Age is located in Palazzo del Podestà. Seven exhibition halls are equipped with multimedia installations which tell about the life of the city in the 16th century. Books, documents, maps, manuscripts, pictures of that period are at the disposal of visitors. The museum's concept lies in transferring a visitor in time. That is why exhibits are accompanied by sounds, voices and screens.

A visitor is offered to start a journey by taking a road from Venice to Bergamo and end up at Fiera di sant'Alessandro, where a big fair used to be held.

How to get there

Palazzo del Podesta may be reached by funicular or bus №1 or 10 to the viale delle Mura vicolo Bettani stop.

Opening hours:

  • From October to May, the museum is open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 18:00.
  • From June to September – from Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 18:00. On Saturdays and public holidays, the Historical Museum of the Venetian era is open from 10:00 to 19:00. Monday is a day off.

The admission ticket costs 5 euros. Entrance is free for students under 18, people with disabilities, members of ICOM. The ticket also allows you to visit the Campanone tower. Current information as of February 2018.


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