The observatory is managed by the members of G.A.M.P. (Gruppo Astrofili della Montagna Pistoiese), and is equipped with laboratories, conference rooms, two domes and two telescopes. The state-of-the-art instrumentation was implemented over the years, making it possible to discover the first planet in 1994, later called "Sanmarcello", that was followed by other discoveries including the first NEO (near-Earth object) identified in Italy, an asteroid whose orbit crosses that of Earth.
There are many "nose up" activities open to everyone, both for day and night visits. Even more, on the occasion of important astronomical events such as the passing of comets and eclipses, dedicated events are organized.