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Treasure of M.SS della Fontenuova

Among the more valuable and well-known works of sacred art are such rare jewels as the Crown of the Madonna, with gold and precious stones, a gift of the Medici Grand Duke, as well as many items of goldsmithery. No less important are the liturgical furnishings that represent a very important textile heritage consisting of mantellini (chasubles) and three- and four-piece sets of vestments in brocade and lampas. This section refers to a tour organized outside the museum that ends with a visit to the Shrine in nearby Piazza G. Giusti

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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