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The Museum of Vines and Wine in Montenero d'Orcia

On display are the local foods and wines of the Monte Amiata area

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Montenero d'Orcia
The museum is located in a large farm complex that belonged to the Avanzati family from Montenero d'Orcia until the 1950s. The exhibition space features informational placards with photos that describe the traditional wine culture of the area, as well as the objects used to cultivate grapes and produce wine. The museum is especially dedicated to two local foods produced in the Monte Amiata area: chestnuts and extra virgin olive oil. Among the noteworthy objects on display is a ‘pigliauva’, or a special grape-picker, from the 1700s. It was used until 1910.
 
Opening hours:
January to March: by appointment only.
April to December: Saturday, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm; Sunday, from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
July and August: every day.
 
Price: Free
 
Disabled access: Yes: there is an audio and tactile museum itinerary for the visually impaired.
 
Contacts:
Piazza Centrale, 2
Montenero d'Orcia
Castel del Piano (Grosseto)
Tel. 0564 969602 Sistema Museale Amiata
E-mail: sistemamusealeamiata@cm-amiata.gr.it
http://www.sistemamusealeamiata.it/
Castel del Piano
A striking village on the slopes of Mount Amiata
Castel del Piano is actually mentioned in the ‘Commentaries’ of Pope Pius II, which highlight “the beauty of the place, the convenience of the location and the amenity of the town”, qualities which still to this day are appreciated by travellers visiting the village and its surrounding area. ...
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