2014-03-26 | SEZIONI

Sacred art and popular religiosity

A miraculous event was documented that led to Monsummano’s first dwellings and that supported the peopling of the plain near the marshlands. The aspects most directly related to popular religiosity are illustrated through images and votive offerings testifying to the widespread dissemination of and popular involvement with the image found in the Fontenuova Shrine.

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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