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 ‘town of bread’ thanks to its centuries-old tradition
Altopascio is known as the ‘town of bread’ because it has maintained the ancient tradition of bread making for centuries. The historic center still has traces and artworks of inestimable value, like the church of San Jacopo, built in 1100 AD during the illustrious period of the ‘Ordine degli Ospitalieri’. ...
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