Archeological Museum

The Museum, located on the piano nobile of Villa Baciocchi, consists of five rooms in which is presented the archeological route of the story of the human presence in Valdera from prehistory to the Middle Ages:
  • 1 – Prehistory and protohistory in Valdera;
  • 2 – Etruscans in Valdera: settlements;
  • 3 – Etruscans in Valdera: necropolis;
  • 4 – Roman Valdera;
  • 5 – Middle Ages in Valdera.
The museum gathers archeological materials (pottery, coins lithic industry, stone elements) deriving from excavations and archeological research conducted within the wide area of Valdera. The display is enriched by a number of scale reconstruction or life-size settlement typologies documented during the archeological research in the last years: these consist in the hut of Neolithic village of Podere Casanova (Pontedera) and the hut of Etruscan settlements of Montecchia (Palaia).

    • Reconstruction of a hut of Neolithic Age Hut
    • Decorated Spindle Spindle
    • Arrowheads Arrowheads
    • Restored Neolithic Tankard Tankard
    • Carrying Amphora Amphora
    • Clavate memorial stones Stones
    • Tomb of Montevaso Tomb of Montevaso
    • Fornacette Closet Fornacette Closet
    • Agontano of San Giusto treasure Agontano
  • Collection

    The archeological museum displays more than 1100 pieces organized in four different rooms.

    Opening hours

    From Monday to Sunday: From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. During wintertime the afternoon opening hours are from 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Look at the Opening Times.


    Single tickets 3 €
    Reduced ticket 2 €
    Intero 1 €
    Laboratories and reductions.