The Civic Museums of Lecco have more than a century of life, since they were founded in 1900 by three Lecco citizens: the geologist Mario Cermenati, the naturalist Carlo Vercelloni and the archaeologist Antonio Magni.
The first museum in Lecco was the museum of natural sciences hosted in 1927 at Palazzo Belgiojoso, which today represents one of the museums of Si.M.U.L., the Urban Museum System of Lecco, which includes the Historical Museum, inserted in 1933, and the Archaeological Museum added in 2001.
Over the years, the Art Gallery has also become part of the museum system, now hosted in Villa Manzoni, along with the Manzonian Museum, the Palazzo delle Paure, the Viscontea Tower and the Planetarium.
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Discover the Civic Museums of Lecco
Local and International contemporary art at the Palace of Fears in Lecco, hosting a section of photography and graphics too.
Belgiojoso Palace hosts the nature of Lecco’s territory and the scientific culture of the 19th century.
Lecco Mountaineering Observatory is a modern and interactive museum to discover the history and the men who made great Lecco mountaineering traditions.
The Planetarium of Lecco is placed at Palace Belgiojoso and represents one of the best structure of its kind in all Italy.
At Belgioso Palace an innovative museum to discover the origin of Lecco.
Villa Manzoni in Lecco hosts a collection of paintings and engravings dated back to the 18th up to 20th century.