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Archeological Museum in Montelupo Fiorentino

An exhibition exploring the territory

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Via S. Lucia, 33,Montelupo Fiorentino

The Archeological Museum in Montelupo Fiorentino, housed in the former complex of San Quirico e Santa Lucia, conserves around 3,000 archeological artefacts coming from a variety of places, the result of over 30 years of research carried out in the heart of northern Tuscany, between the mid-Valdarno Fiorentino, the lower Val di Pesa and Montalbano.

In addition to the extraordinary wealth of prehistoric documentation, visitors can admire ceramics, metals and works made from bone and glass coming from the large hut settlement of Bibbiani, an archeological area dating to the Bronze Age.

There are particularly important bronzes and ceramics from the Etruscan settlement of Montereggi (6th to 1st century BCE), including an Attica kylix attributed to the Kodros painter, active in Athens between 440 and 430 BCE.

There are also several important materials from the Roman period coming mostly from the two large country villas in Montelupo (Vergigno) and the Oratory in Limite sull’Arno.

The museum also conserves significant documentation from the Middle Ages, like evocative early-medieval objects (an olifant from Montereggi) and a gilded bronze bowl with a portrait of Charlemagne, found along the Arno.

Info: musarcmontelupo.it

Montelupo Fiorentino
The town's economy is based on its production of Chianti and its ceramics industry
The municipality of Montelupo Fiorentino was formed in the Middle Ages although it has pre-Etruscan origins. It is in the province of Florence and has a population of around 11 thousand inhabitants. The town’s economy is based on its production of Chianti and its ceramics industry. ...
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