The Villa Baciocchi Museums in Capannoli are found inside an 18th-century villa, built on the ruins of the medieval Gherardesca castle and comprising the Archaeological Museum, the Zoology Museum and the botanical park in the villa’s gardens. The Archaeological Museum began as the Archaeological Documentation Centre of the Valdera and through its five rooms it tells the history of human existence in the area from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, including the Etruscans. The museum collects archaeological artefacts (pottery, coins, stones) and has reconstructed the Neolithic village of Podere Casanuova (Pontedera) and Etruscan homes from Montacchita (Palaia).
The Zoology Museum exhibits over 400 animal species from all over the world: mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, fish and big cats, including a collection of butterflies and sea birds.
This medieval town can be found immersed in the green valley of the Era River
Capannoli is a delightful village of medieval origins that is found in the valley of the Era River. The town was founded under the jurisdiction of the Counts of Gherardesca, who erected a castle around which the community of Capannoli started to form. ...Morekeyboard_backspace