Altopascio
Exhibitions

Document Center of Ancient Altopascio

Area history through ceramics and sculptures

Altopascio

The collection is housed inside the Loggiato Mediceo, built during 1472 to 1475. The loggia, located in front of the Pellegrinaio, and constitutes the main architectural element in Piazza Garibaldi (formerly Piazza del mercato). The collection documents the history of Altopascio and the surrounding area with various materials, in particular ceramic objects dating back to the Renaissance. The relics were brought to light thanks to the archaeological section of “Italia Nostra”. Other materials come from the medieval church, the cloister or Palazzo. The collection was once part of a smaller one housed in the city library from the beginning of the 1980s. It was made into one exhibition in 1990 and made into a documentation center in 1991.

Hours:
Open upon reservation with the city library

Price:
free

Handicap access:
yes

Contact:
Piazza Garibaldi 10
ALTOPASCIO (LUCCA)
Tel: 0583 216280; 0583 216525
E-mail:biblioteca@comune.altopascio.it,
turismo@comune.altopascio.it

Altopascio
KNOWN AS THE CITY OF BREAD, THIS HISTORIC STOP ALONG THE VIA FRANCIGENA HAS A CHARMING HISTORICAL CENTER
Altopascio has been known as a rest stop for pilgrims traversing the Via Francigena (a pilgrimage route running from Canterbury to Rome) for centuries, but it is also called the “city of bread” because of the long-standing traditions passed down through generations in a region known for its abundance of grain. ...
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