Aulla in Lunigiana

The Natural History Museum in Lunigiana

The museum documents the natural transformations in the area

Located in the Brunella Fortress, which is a typical example of local military architecture from the 16th century, the museum building is composed of external defense structures (walled barrages, moats and entranceways) and internal residences. In the early 1900s, the Brunella fortress was restructured by the English family Waterfield, which transformed it into a luxurious residence. In 1977 it was purchased by the Italian State and ceded to the municipality of Aulla to house a museum.

The museum aims to promote the natural sciences through a full and innovative description of the Lunigiana landscape. Informational placards give visitors a different view of the extraordinary naturalistic and environmental importance of the area, which has been modified by men for centuries.

Opening Hours:
November to February, from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
March to May and during the month of October, from 9am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm
June to September, from 1am to 12pm and 4pm to 7pm

Ticket Price:
Full 3.50€; reduced 2€ for groups of 15 or more (3.50€ a person for guided visits and 2€ without guided visits).

Disabled Access:
Not accessible to the disabled.

Fortezza della Brunella - via della Brunella
Tel. 0187400252; 0187409077
One of the most important centers of the area
Upon its conception, Aulla was a small city, built to defend the bridges and roads leading into the region of Lucca, Liguria and to the Cisa Pass: there were the years of the fame and success of the Via Francigena, a route used for trade and pilgrimage. ...
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