Panorama di Dicomano

Archeological Museum of the Mugello District

Didactic workshops to discover the history of the area

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The Archeological Museum of the Mugello District is located on the main floor of the Municipal Building of Dicomano. The city hall building, called the Palazzo Municipale, which is located in Piazza Repubblica, was built to house a school in 1888 and designed by Pietro Comini.The museum chronicles the history of the area through 30 years of archeological research. The museum has also worked to launch several educational and didactic programs promoting the artistic and archeological patrimony of the area. As part of the Territorial Museum System Diffuso, the museum gathers archeological and historical finds that have been found in the Mugello, Alto Mugello and Valle di Sieve areas. These finds are the result of digs carried out in the Etruscan sites of San Martino a Frascole in Dicomano, Poggio Colla in Vicchio and “I Monti” di San Piero in Sieve.

The pinacoteca, or main gallery, showcases prehistoric objects from the municipalities of Palazzuolo sul Senio, Mugelli (Bilancino), and Dicomano among others. It also displays medieval and Renaissance objects from Borgo San Lorenzo, Cafaggiolo, Barberino di Mugello and from San Martino a Frascole. The gallery is located on a single floor and the museum itinerary offers visitors both in-depth and general knowledge, through topographic, chronological, didactic and thematic details, on any given object on display. Particular attention is given to children and youth, who are invited to “play” with words and language, and collocate items to different archeological and historical periods. The museum also aims to work with schools in the area by offering didactic workshops and guided visits to school-aged children. The success of this important structure is given thanks to the work and financial sponsorship of local institutions and archeological groups in the territory.

Opening Hours:
Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
Open by appointment only for groups and schools on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm.
Closed on December 25, January 1, Easter Day and May 1.

Ticket Price:
4€ - full
3€ - reduced for groups of more than 15 people
2€ - children aged 7 to 14
2€ - school children, university students and people over 65 years

Disabled Access:
The museum is accessible to the disabled.

Piazza della Repubblica, 3
Tel.: 0558385408
This area, near to all the main ancient roads, has probably been inhabited since prehistoric times
Dicomano is in the province of Florence. It is at an altitude of 162m and looks down on the Mugello area and the Val di Sieve, close to the Apennine mountains. It has a population of around five thousand inhabitants.It is known that the Etruscans settled here and started to create the town that came to be known in Latin as ‘Castrum Decumani’ – meaning a fortified town with bridges and towers. ...