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Museums in Mugello

Mugello, a land full of attractions, offers also the opportunity to visit some museums, heritage of its long history.

Here below we give you a list of the museums in each district.

Museums in Borgo San Lorenzo

Museo della Manifattura Chini - Museum of the Chini Manufactures Villa Pecori Giraldi
In 1906 Galileo Chini and his cousin Chino, founded in Borgo San Lorenzo "San Lorenzo Furnaces", a firm producing vases, modern objects and glass products. Many elements adorning churches, pievi and palaces in this area has been produced by this firm: many decoration in liberty style were in fact, designed and realized by "Furnaces" placed in the palace where today has seat the municipal district.

Nowadays the Museum of the Chini Manifactures has seat in Villa Pecori Giraldi and it is open to the public.

Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Tuesday: 10:00 - 13:00
Friday: 15:00 - 18:00
Sunday and holidays: 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
Info: phine. 055/8457197 (Borgo San Lorenzo library)
Phone 055/8456230 (Villa Pecori Giraldi)
Web: Museo della Civiltà Contadina di Casa d'Erci

Steam Machine at Casa d'Erci

Steam Machine at Casa d'Erci, the Museum of paesant civilisation in Borgo San Lorenzo, Mugello

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Casa d'Erci: Museum of paesant civilisation (Museo della civiltà contadina di Casa d'Erci)
Grezzano
The museum houses is a particular permanent exhibition of objects and environments connected with the rural life in the last century. It is possible to observe the reconstruction of certain environments, there are sections with means of transport, tools or work materials, all supplied with photografic and written documentation. Furthermore an interesting complement of this museum is the external route.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Sunday and holidays: 14:30 - 19:00
Info: phone 055/8457197 (Borgo San Lorenzo library)
Phone. 055/8456230 (Villa Pecori Giraldi)
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Museums in Firenzuola

Museo del paesaggio storico dell'Appennino - Museum of the historical landscape of the Appenines
Abbey of Moscheta
This museum has been mainted with the exact intent of showing how the relationship between natural environment and human action has changed with the time, and how human installations have changed the landscape of the Appennines, which has been and it is still a passing land.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 15:00 - 18:00
Info: phone 055/8144900 (museum schedule) - phone 055/845271 (Tourist office).
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Museo della Pietra Serena - Museum of the " Pietra Serena"
The Rocca
The Rocca in Firenzuola, is the seat of the municipal administration, it houses this museum, mainted to show the historical importance of this material for the town: inside, it is in fact possible to observe manufactures and daily use objects, next to images of the excavation process and images of the pietra serena processing, before the advent of excavation machines and pneumatic tools.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Saturday: 15:00 - 17:00
Sunday and holidays: 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Info: phone 055/8199434-5 (Firenzuola library)
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Museums in Palazzuolo sul Senio

Mostra archeologica permanente - Archaeological museum

Palazzo dei Capitani
This museum testifies the remote past of this land, illustrating human evolution from the somatic and cultural point of view. It is an interesting leap in the past among the evidences of the most ancient human installations in the most inaccessible areas of High Mugello.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 15:00 - 18:00
Info: phone 055/8046008
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Museo delle genti di montagna - Museum of the mountain folk
Palazzo dei capitani
In the Palazzo dei Capitani, which houses the Archeological Museum, has seat this interesting exposition of every day use objects, religious and working objects, such as sacred images and crucifixes, testifing farmers' and craftmen's lives in Palazzuolo.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 15.00 - 18.00
Info: phone 055/8046008
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Museums in Scarperia

Sant'Agata artigiana e contadina di Leprino - Crafts and Farming in S. Agata by Leprino

Polyvalent Center– Sant’Agata
In this place you will find an exact reproduction of Saint Agata's world, today lost but made alive by a number of characters created by Faliero Lepri's talent (called Leprino).
Go and discover the inhabitant's roots.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Sunday and holidays: 15:00 - 18:00
Info: phone 055/8406750 (Faliero Lepri)
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Centro documentazione archeologica di Sant'Agata - Sant'Agata centre of archaelogical documentation
Pieve of Sant'Agata's cloister
The exposition is articulated on the numerous reports found in the area of west Mugello, from the paleolithic to the modern period. The exhibition is conceived according to didacting principles and it is supplied with a rich iconographical device and with objects and environments reconstructions, as a prehistoric installation recreated in the area next to the exposition.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Sunday and holidays: 16:00 - 19:00
Info: phone 055/8468027, 055/8406853, 055/8406794 (Scarperia library).
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Raccolta d'arte sacra- Collection of sacred art
Sant'Agata - S. Jacopo's Company
This exposition is in S. Jacopo's oratory, a building placed on the left side of the pieve of S. Agata. Inside there are ancient pictures and sculptures, among which there are the wooden tabernacle by Bicci di Lorenzo, a polychromic terra-cotta by Giovanni della Robbia and a Master of Signa's table. The exposition continues in the sacristy where there are liturgical ornaments.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Sunday and holidays: 16:00 - 19:00
Info: phone 055/8468027, 055/8406853, 055/8406794 (Scarperia library).
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Il museo dei ferri taglienti - The Museum of cutting knives
Palazzo dei Vicari
In this museum there is a collection of knives, supplied with documents, to give visitors an historical excursus of this object production. In Scarperia this is a tradition with ancient roots: in fact this town is now famous for knives production, but tools have been produced from the 15th century. The knife shop in via Solferino is a part of the museum, here it is possible to follow the stages of knife artigianal work.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
Info: phone 055/8468165 (Pro Loco) - phone 055/8468027 (Scarperia library)
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Museums in Vicchio

Museo di arte sacra e religiosità popolare - Museum of Sacred Art and Popular Devoutness
Beato Angelico
This museum exhibits sacred objects collected in the churches of this area toward the end of the Sixties, when the abandonment of churches follow the abandonment of the farmers' houses, in a period characterized by a sharecropping system. Inside it is possible to observe also the sacred drawing and ornaments, which testify the history of religion in this area during the last century and some archeologigal reports found in Poggio Colla.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10.00 - 12.00; 16.00 - 19.00
Info: phone 055/8448250 (Vicchio City hall) 055/8448251 (Vicchio library)
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Casa natale di Giotto - Giotto's Birthplace
Vespignano
Giotto, the great artist, was born in Vicchio. He is celebrated by a permanent exhibition of works reproductions, mainted in the same place where he was born.
Winter schedule (15 September - 15 June)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 16.00 - 19.00 and 10:00 - 12:00
Info: phone 055 8448251 (Vicchio library).
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