Located in Via Cresci, inside Palazzo Pretorio, in the historical center of Montaione, the Civic Museum tells the story of this territory through archaeological, palaeontological, mineral and fossil findings recovered in the surroundings of Montaione.
The museum path is divided into two floors and follows a chronological order: at the entrance to the ground floor you can admire the remains of a fossil whale found in 1980 in Castelfalfi dating back to 4.5 / 3.9 million years , while in the following two rooms you can see the remains of ancient Etruscan settlements dated from IX to II century BC.
In the first room are exposed objects found in Etruscan and Roman necropolises located in Castelfalfi, Santo Stefano and Poggio all’Aglione, while the second room contains the findings recovered during excavations at Poggio Carlotta witnessing the different aspects of everyday life at Etruscan times.
On the first floor there are two more rooms. In the first one are exposed the findings found in Santo Stefano (dating back to the end of the IX century BC and the medieval period) and in the “Bellafonte” site at the “well of the furnace” (dating back to the end of the 7th and II century BC ) While in the second room you can admire some fragments of Roman flooring and the reconstruction of a part of the aqueduct of the Roman cistern located in the “muraccio” site.
For more information about the timetable and for visiting the Civic Museum you may refer to the Tourist Information Office located inside the Praetorian Palace.