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Productive and protoindustrial activities

An analysis of occupational specializations has identified some “typical” trades, documented by an exhibition both of various pieces of equipment and of photographs that illustrate the ways the work was carried out and related production cycles. One particular area is dedicated to footwear manufacture, the current specialization of Monsummano’s businesses. An important female craft was that of reed weaving (sarello), used to produce coverings for glass demijohns.

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Geology and Paleontology

In addition to fossils, various rock samples have been collected from the Monsummano hill. Particular attention has been given to the marbles that, since the Middle Ages, have been used extensively in

Ancient and Medieval Archaeology

The area’s population dynamics from proto-historic era to the Middle Ages are documented here. During the Etrusco-Roman era, Valdinievole was primarily a transit area in which some stopping places

The Padule of Fucecchio

A collection of iconographic materials document the Padule’s historical geography since the beginning of the XVI century. Moreover, particular attention has been given to the various uses of the