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The sky room

Astronomy and geography in Enlightenment Tuscany.
The planetarium’s presence and activity produces an important demonstration of the relationship between astronomical studies and the territory’s cartographic representation. In fact, thanks to the policy of the Lorraine grand dukes, the territory’s new culture, which had taken shape in Enlightenment Tuscany, was able to produce—through the work of scientists, mathematicians and astronomers—a modern representation of the territory based on the astronomical-geodetic measurements carried out by Francesco Inghirami, the drafter of Tuscany’s first modern map.

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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