All the infos

How to reach 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 along the SS 340, for 45 km north.Once in Cremia, pay attention to the road on the right for Pianello del Lario (just beforethe tunnel). Drive for 1 km and the museum will be on your right.

Arriving from Lecco, take the new S.S. 36 direction Colico-Sondrio. Near Colico, after the Villatico tunnel, take the exit on your right for Chiavenna - Colico. Continue on direction Morbegno - Chiavenna - Menaggio. Then pay attention to take directions for Menaggio - Sorico. You will find yourself on the Strada Statale 340 heading south. Drive through the villages of Sorico, Gera Lario, Domaso, Gravedona and Dongo. Just outside the lakefront in the historic center of Dongo pay attention to a small gallery on your right with the sign Musso-Pianello. The museum is about 2.5 km on your left.

Do I Have to book?

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

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

You can be visit The museum by yourself. Audio guides and multimedia supports are available. Otherwise a guide is available on request for individuals, groups or events at a fixed cost of € 80.00.

From how many members does the Museum grant the group rate?

15 persons.

Children can visit the museum?

MBL can organizes sessions for classes and groups of children, oratories, summer camps, associations and more.
We manage 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 anchitectonic barriers

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

can we make photo?

Of course and we are happy if your share on social !!!

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 collected under our supervision.

Is it possible to rent museum locations for private events?

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

Are pets admitted?

Yes. We trust in the education of our visitors, but the management may prohibit the stay of the pets in case of complaints from other guests.

My question is not one of the above, what can I do?

Mail us to info@museobarcalariana.it. You will be answered.


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.