Museo archeologico di Camaiore

The Archeological Museum in Camaiore

The collection showcases archeological finds from the surrounding area

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.
Opening hours:
Closed for renovations. Opening expected in 2008.
Price: Free
Disabled access: Yes
via Vittorio Emanuele 181
Camaiore (Lucca)
Tel. 0584 986335
Near Forte dei Marmi the town offers a low-key version of the beach holiday
Located in the foothills of the Apuan Alps, this small town dates back to Roman times. After founding Lucca, the Romans created a series of small villages at the foot of Mount Prana. One of these villages is the present day Camaiore, which gets its name from the ancient Campus Major—the large plain that connects Lucca and the gates of Luni. ...