La tomba etrusca della Montagnola
Historical sites

The Etruscan Tomb La Montagnola

Visit the magnificent Etruscan burial grounds in Sesto Fiorentino

Sesto Fiorentino
The Etruscan Tomb La Montagnola, first discovered in 1959, dates back to the 7th century BC. It is composed of a covered corridor (also called a “dromos”) with a false vault and a tholos tomb with a false cupola and central pillar. The smallest tomb present is the Mula tomb and it was first discovered in the 15th century. It was part of the Garbo Pecchioli villa and was used as a cellar.

The La Montagnola tomb is one of the largest and best-preserved Etruscan tombs in the area. Along with the nearby Mula tomb, it is a wonderful example of a noble burial place that characterizes the area along the Arno River.

Opening hours: Closed temporarily for renovations.
Price: Yet to be determined.
Partially accessible to the disabled because of the presence of stairs and unstable patches of terrain.

Viale Fratelli Rosselli 95
Quinto Alto
Tel.: 055-4496357; 055 44891 (municipal culture office)
Sesto Fiorentino
Far from the chaos, amidst nature, Etruscan tombs and splendid ceramics
Not far from Florence is the city of Sesto Fiorentino, known especially for its ceramic production and for the numerous artistic treasures it is home to. Sesto Fiorentino boasts a history that can be traced back to the ancient Etruscan settlements, later growing around the Via Cassia during the Roman era. ...