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The Vaiano Abbey Museum

The museum opened in 1993

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Vaiano
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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

 

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