All the info

How to get to the Museum?

The Museum is located in Pianello del Lario, on the western shore of Lake Como, just 11 km north of Menaggio. Starting from Como drive north along the SS 340 for 45 km, once you get to Cremia watch out for the road on the right for Pianello del Lario (just before the tunnel). Keep driving for 1 km and the museum will be on your right.

Arriving from Lecco, take the new S.S. 36 to Colico-Sondrio. Near Colico, after the Villatico tunnel, take the exit on your right for Chiavenna - Colico. Continue towards Morbegno - Chiavenna - Menaggio, then to Menaggio - Sorico. You will find yourself on the Strada Statale 340 heading south. Drive through the towns of Sorico, Gera Lario, Domaso, Gravedona and Dongo. Close to the southern end of the lakefront in the historic centre of Dongo take the  small tunnel on your right with the sign Musso-Pianello. The museum will be about 2.5 km on your left.

Do I have to book?

It is not necessary to book during opening hours. Just show up. On weekdays the Museum opens on request for groups (min 15 people).

Can I visit the museum by myself or is a guide necessary?

You can visit the Museum by yourself. Audioguides and multimedia supports are available. Otherwise a guide is available on request for individuals, groups or events at a fixed cost of € 80.00.

How many members per group are required to qualify for the group rate?

15 people.

Can children visit the museum?

MBL can organize sessions for classes and groups of children, summer camps, associations and more.
We plan the visit according to the age of the children. 
There are also workshops and educational play laboratories.
For more info visit the school page

Is the museum free of architectural barriers?

Almost all of the museum is accessible.
There are special bathrooms in accordance with the law and a large service lift.

Can we take photos?

Of course, and we would be very happy if you shared them on your social media!!! Don't forget to mention us!

Is the Museum Archive available for consultation?

Yes, by prior arrangement with the Management, it is possible to view the files relating to the boats in our care.

Is it possible to rent museum locations for private events?

Yes, Museum locations are available for private and corporate events such as conferences, conventions, team-building activities, product presentations, photo shoots, cocktails, birthday parties, concerts and weddings. 
To find out more and request a quote, visit the page events.

Are pets admitted?

Yes, they are welcome to come inside. We trust in the good manners of our visitors, but the management may have to ask you to take your pet outside in the event of complaints from other guests.

I have a question which is not covered here. What should I do?

Mail us at info@museobarcalariana.it. You will receive an answer as soon as possible.


Il Progetto

Il progetto si propone di raccontare la storia della nautica di un territorio ricco di storia e cultura, quello della Lombardia e del Lago di Como, con la sua straordinaria raccolta di oltre 400 imbarcazioni.