The museum is located in the medieval Palazzo Pretorio and was opened thanks to the initiative of the volunteer group Laboratorio "F.C. Marmocchi" with the support of the city of Poggibonsi.Its goal is the study and dissemination of paleontological, archeological, and ecological information about the local territory. The museum has four sections dedicated to Paleontology, the Evolution of Man, Archeology and Natural History. It displays fossils, including marco and micro fossils which can be examined with a magnifying glass; skeletons of whales, horses and manatees; the “Cucule di Staggia” tomb with the skeletal remains of two adults and a child; and dioramas of Poggibonsi in the Middle Ages.
Opening hours: Week days 4pm-7:00pm with an appointment.
Partially accessible for wheelchair users.
The council of Poggibonsi is in the province of Siena and has a population of about 27,000 inhabitants
That which is today’s town centre was the ancient “Borgo Marturi”, a holding of the abbey and of the Marturi castle, already established in the XII century. Its position is in fact enviable, being an unavoidable point of passage for the pilgrims on the Via Francigena, on their way to Rome, as well as a zone of boundary between the states of Florence, Siena and Volterra. ...Morekeyboard_backspace