In November 1999 the City of Bientina, together with the Cultural Association “La Torre,” organized a permanent exhibit about the ancient history of the surrounding area in the de-consecrated church of San Girolamo.The building dates to the first half of the 17th century. The exhibit cases contain artifacts from the zone around the ex-Lake of Bientina which were uncovered during excavations in 1953 and 1957, and which are testimony to Etruscan settlements in this area. Other artifacts were uncovered in the excavation campaigns of 1971 and 1988. The artifacts date from the Pre-Etruscan, Etruscan and Etruscan-Roman period and include funereal vases, earthenware fragments, burial goods, fibulas, hairpins and earrings. Four large descriptive panels help to explain the exhibit and the surrounding archeological areas.
Nestled in greenery in the Monte Pisano foothills
Although it vaunts a medieval appearance, Bientina has acquired a more contemporary feel over the years. The town is a superb base for visitors wanting to explore Monte Pisano and the nearby Valdera valley. ...Morekeyboard_backspace