Municipal Museum in Montaione

Thanks to the Municipal Museum in Montaione, many important archaeological artifacts owned by the town council are now on display to the public

Via Cresci, 17
The Museo Civico is in the 15th-century Palazzo del Podestà, and contains prehistoric and archaeological finds ranging from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Late Middle Ages. The highlight of the palaeontological section is a whale fossil skeleton found in the local area. In the archaeological section an Etruscan stele (6th century BC) resembling a warrior is of particular interest. Explanatory panels deal with the life, art and economy of the area in different historic periods.

A centuries-old town perfect for nature-loving tourists, home to “Tuscany’s Jerusalem” in its countryside
Montaione took its name after the Allone di Lucca, and was documented in the Middle Ages as Mons Allonis. In the 1200s Montaione became known for glass working, which spread throughout the Valdelsa. In 1257 the town was struck by the wars between San Gimignano, Volterra and San Miniato, but mostly gravitated around Florence. ...