In an antique tower-shaped house properly fitted out for the purpose, you find on exhibition more than two hundred precious objects, which have allowed mankind in past centuries to orient himself on the seas and to sail toward new worlds.
Among the most interesting instruments in this private collection are to be found XVIII century telescopes made in Venice, compasses and solar clocks of various periods together with a rich collection of marine chronometers, an armillary sphere and a stupendous planetarium in brass.
The Museum is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00
In the afternoon on appointment.
The Museum is located in San Giovanni: just 20/25 minutes walking through Villa Melzi garden's. If you prefer you can take tourist train that departs from the ferry boat, bus and vaporetto boat station.