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Permanent exhibitions in the Fortezza Spagnola

A display of discoveries from the sea floor off the coast of Monte Argentario in Porto Santo Stefano

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Monte Argentario
Scala del Sole, 8, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano GR, Italia

The Fortezza Spagnola in Porto Santo Stefano, a military construction which dates back to the 17th century and overlooks the town, is now home to two permanent exhibitions which tell the history of the area.

“Submerged memories” is dedicated to the underwater archaeological findings and collects ruins, mostly from the Roman era, found in the waters around the Giannutri and Giglio Islands and around the coast of Argentario, with a designated area for the discovery of a 6th-century BCE wreck from Campese, possibly of Greek origin. Among the beautiful relics, you can see metals, oils, amphorae, a writing tablet and a wooden caliper.

The Museum of “Axe Masters” is dedicated to the craftsmen capable of “navigating wood,” with a display of pieces of the art of naval carpentry.

Info: museidimaremma.it

Porto Santo Stefano
Coves, beaches and steep narrow streets
Porto Santo Stefano is a charming tourist destination with an impressive seafaring tradition as well as being the most important town in the Monte Argentario area. The town, north of the headland, occupies the picturesque bay dominated by the Spanish Fortress and, together with Porto Ercole, is part of the municipality of Monte Argentario, located south of the mountain but in a similar ...