Montelupo, la città della ceramica

Archeology and Ceramics Museum

The Museo Archeologico e della Ceramica in its present state was inaugurated in 1989

Montelupo Fiorentino

The first section is preceded by an educational exhibit stressing the environmental transformation of this area of the Florentine Middle Valdarno and presenting the results of over twenty years of excavations and topographical studies, and the consequent formation, in Montelupo, of one of the most important collections of Prehistory in Tuscany, as well as a vast documentation on many protohistorical, Etruscan and Roman sites. On its two upper floors the museum houses excavation material regarding the production of ceramics in Montelupo beginning with the origins of the art in the late 13th century and up to the 18th century.

The exhibition, preceded by an introductory section on the technology and evolution of types of medieval and later ceramics, begins with early examples of archaic majolica and continues with pieces dating to the 15th century, which bear witness to the emergence of Montelupo as the most important pottery producing center in Tuscany.



Source: Associazione Terre di Toscana

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. ...