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People collect things and if the collection is worthwhile it may end up in a museum, of paintings, sculptures, furniture or whatever. Milan has a range of these to visit and the art museums like the Pinacoteche Ambrosiana and Brera and the Novecento , Poldi-Pezzoli museums are among the most famous. The newest art museum is the Gallerie d'Italia, close to the Scala theatre.

But there is more, like the Archeological museum, the Leonardo da Vinci Technology museum, the Astronomy museum, the Natural History museum. The Castello Sforzesco even houses a range of different civic museums. And just as with the Castello, many museums are located in interesting historical buildings and villa's, worth the visit alone! Take e.g. the Historic Houses Museums and the Villa Necchi .


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Living in Italy

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Would you dare to follow your dream
and move or retire to Italy?

Stef & Nico did, although their dog Sara had her doubts.
Now from your comfortable armchair you can share in
the hilarious & horrendous adventures they experienced
when they moved to Italy to start a bed and breakfast.


For lovers of amusing travelogue memoirs who like a good laugh
Glossary of Italian words included! Learn a bit of the Italian language along the way
Practical advice on how to buy a house in Italy pleasantly presented within the stories



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