My first stop, on my third day in Gallarate, was going to be the Museo Archeologico Storico Artistico della Società Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri, or more simply, the local archeological museum. The museum is housed in a lovely building, on a small side street, so it is easy to overlook it, or to walk right by without noticing it, like I did, twice. While small, it is worth a visit, especially since there is no admission charge to visit the exhibits. The building in which the museum is housed was once a Franciscan convent, and was located outside of the city walls. Now, it is in the heart of the city, on Via Borgo Antico.
The visit to the museum took a little more than thirty minutes, so after I was done, I set out to explore the city a bit more.It being a Sunday, and a beautiful one at that, everyone was outside, and the piazzas were full of people, enjoying the weather, and each other’s company.I made my way over to Parco Bassetti, the main park of Gallarate.This is a lovely place to spend some time in, on a nice day.
Next up: A visit to the tiny village of Crenna, and dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant!
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