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Civic Museum

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.

For only € 15 per person (or € 35 for two adults and up to 3 children) you can get (by going to the ticket office of one of the Valdelsa museums including the Civic Museum of Montaione and the Jerusalem of San Vivado) a unique ticket to visit all 21 museums.

Getting there

History and traditions of montaione

Il Castello di Montaione (EN)
L’arte del vetro (EN)
Palazzo Pretorio (EN)
Balaena Montalionis (EN)

Vacanze Culturali (EN)

Cultural holidays

Cultural holidays

A lesser-known territory, away from the classical routes of mass tourism but equally fascinating and rich in art, history and traditions. Montaione will surprise you!

The richness of the artistic and cultural heritage of Montaione and its territory are just themeselves a good reason to spend a cultural holiday.

Montaione will surprise you!