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Villa Baciocchi Museums in Capannoli

Includes the archaeological museum, the zoology museum and the botanical park

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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.

Info: museivillabaciocchi.it

Among Pisa hills, the middle ages and ultralight flights
The town of Capannoli, of medieval origins, is found on the slope of the hill which overlooks the valley of the river Era. Being in an ancient location of great importance, Capannoli was originally developed to be a fortified village and then grew as a centre for trade. ...