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Museo Paleontologico di Bucine

Palaeontological Museum in Bucine

Paleontological Museum is part of A. Manzoni Middle School

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A. Sacconi collected many fossils dating from the Pliocene and Pleistocene eras, from the Valdarno region and organised them into 12 glass cases in the school. The most important part of the collection comes from the sandy, clayey areas, called the Bucine Sands. Among the more interesting finds is a gruiform tibia (the first of its kind found in Valdarno), the remains of an ancient elephant and deer and of lake-dwelling molluscs. Other significant finds include fragments of more recently produced ceramics goods.The collection of artefacts in the museum are constantly studied, catalogued and conserved by the school’s students, teachers and archaeological experts.

The perfect place to understand central Tuscany, midway between Siena, Arezzo and Florence
Located in the stretch of land where the Chianti hills skirt the upper Arno Valley, along the river Ambra, Bucine has been an important place of passage since Roman times. Bucine and the Valdambra, not far from Florence, Arezzo and Siena, have been a borderland since the Romanesque era. ...