The Archeological Documentation Centre of Sant’Agata

The collection of archeological finds was started by the Archeological Group of Scarperia in 1980

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The museum is located in an ancient wine cellar and in other rustic spaces adjacent to the Sant’Agata church and complex. These buildings were restored to hold the Archeological Documentation Centre, which faces the cloister of the Romanic church, one of the most important religious edifice in the Mugello area.

The pinacoteca, or gallery, documents the history of the Mugello, from early Christian times to the Middle Ages. It showcases instruments and ceramics from the Bronze Age, the Etruscan, roman, medieval, and Renaissance ages, and medieval coins and other metallic objects. The first room is dedicated to early Christian times and displays finds from 300,000 years ago to 1000 years BC. These finds are accompanied by detailed information placards and instruments that can be touched by visitors. The second room showcases archeological finds from the Etruscan, roman, medieval and Renaissance eras. A human-sized, prehistoric village has been reconstructed next to the museum.

Among the most notable works are the early Christian tools, the medieval and Renaissance ceramics, Etruscan stones from the 6th century BC and the reconstructed prehistoric village, located next to the museum.

Founded at the beginning of the XIV century with the name of Castel S. Barnaba, is known as "la Scarperia"
In the following century Scarperia became the seat of the Vicar of Florence and grew economically thanks to its position: this town is in fact found on the main road that connected Florence to the trans-Apennine towns of Bologna and Imola in the Middle Ages. ...