Convento sul MOnte Argentario

The Spanish Fort: an exhibition of underwater memories

Historical shipwrecks, amphorae and metals from the coast off Mount Argentario

Monte Argentario
The Spanish Fort is home to an exhibition dedicated to artifacts found during underwater expeditions, as well as to the art of the maestros who were celebrated as capable of ‘making wood sail’. The collections that make up the exhibition in fact come from the depths of Scirocco Bay, Punta Scaletta and Porto Ercole Island. They were brought to the surface between 1963-1964. There is also the Campese shipwreck (off Giglio Island) which is thought to be Greek and date back to the sixth century BC. Many fascinating items have been recovered from this wreck such as metals, amphorae, a writing board and a wooden gauge.

Opening hours
From the second half of June to the first half of September: open every day from 6pm-midnight.
From the second half of September to the first half of June: open on public holidays and the days directly preceding public holidays from 10:30am-12:30pm and 3pm-7pm

Entry fee
€1,00 reduced ticket for residents, school children and pensioners over 65 years of age

Disabled access
In part

Contact information
Piazza del Governatore
Porto Santo Stefano
Monte Argentario (Grosseto)
Telephone 0564-810681
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