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Museum of Rural Civilisation in Gaville

Displaying artefacts from a now-extinct culture in Figline Valdarno

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Figline Valdarno
The Museum of Rural Civilisation in Gaville is found in the premises (stables and olive press of the refectory) connected to the Romanesque church of Gaville (11th century), in the municipality of Figline Valdarno.

The museum exhibits artefacts which illustrate the life, work and culture of the rural society, no longer in existence, that spanned from the 18th century to the 1960s.

The pieces on display come from the Valdarno area but there are also displays from other areas to allow for comparisons.

Every room is dedicated to a particular work and illustrates the most important themes from rural life in the Valdarno, always linking back to the production of olive oil.

You can see the original 18th-century olive presses, which are still intact, wine cellars and a fascinating herbarium with local medicinal herbs
Figline e Incisa Valdarno
Discover a municipality of "recent" origins in Tuscany
The cities of Figline and Incisa Valdarno (established 1 January 2014 from the merging of the Municipalities of Figline Valdarno and Incisa in Val d’Arno) is located in the Valdarno superiore fiorentino area, in a strategic position at the centre of the urban Siena-Florence-Arezzo triangle. It covers the area from Florence to Arezzo, hemmed in by Pratomagno and the charm of the Chianti hills. ...