The new layout of the museum features a section on the evolution of Man and three sections dedicated to archeological finds from the prehistoric, Etruscan-Roman and medieval eras. The museum visit also includes visits to three external archeological areas: the prehistoric settlement of Grotta dell'Onda (in the fraction of Casoli), the Roman villa on Via Acquarella (in the fraction of Capezzano Pianore), and the medieval settlement of Montecastrense (in the fraction of Metato). Organizers are also planning to introduce an archeological and naturalistic itinerary along the Lombricese Torrent, near two of the above-mentioned archeological areas.
The prehistoric, Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance artifacts and items on display were discovered during routine digs carried out by the museum, in collaboration with the Archeological Superintendence and various universities. Some medieval and Renaissance artifacts came from the urban centre and surrounding areas of Camaiore and were found by members of the Gruppo Archeologico Camaiore.
Among the artifacts displayed are copper utensils, marble ornaments and shells and ceramic products from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze ages, and the Etruscan and Roman ceramics and coins from the Via Acquarella area.
VILLAGES, PARISH CHURCHES AND ABBEYS BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE APUAN ALPS
Located in a wide valley at the foot of the Apuan Alps, Camaiore is a city with ancient foundations and owes its origins to the Romans, who, after establishing Lucca, set up outposts on the slopes of Monte Prana. Among these was Camaiore, whose name comes from the ancient toponym Campus Major, the large plain that linked Lucca to the port in Luni. ...Morekeyboard_backspace