Vaiano
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The Vaiano Abbey Museum

The museum opened in 1993

Via Agnolo Firenzuola

The Vaiano Abbey Museum first opened in 1993 as a continuation of an exhibition of medieval archaeology, organized in 1992 within the context of the "Laurentian Itineraries" initiative.

The museum later closed, reopening in 1999 after a thorough restoration which recovered a number of archeological finds displayed in the museum. The museum is organized to explain the life of the monks at the Abbey and to illustrate the religious, social and economic relationships of the Abbey with its territory.

Sections of the museum focus on the choir and the choral prayer of the monk; the refectory and the monastic eating habits; the chapter-house and the economic structure of the landed and manufacturing properties; the abbot's apartment; and the hospital and the care for wayfarers. 

 

Source: Prato APT

 

Vaiano
During a visit to this town you can admire the Abbey of San Salvatore
The council of Vaiano is in a hollow of the Prato territory, surrounded by green, and has a population of about 9,500 inhabitants. Visiting it you can admire the Abbey of San Salvatore and the Museum of the Abbey of San Salvatore. Still under Prato government, Vaiano only acquired civic autonomy in 1949. ...
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