The new display (inaugurated in August 2003) contained in the twelve exhibition rooms includes exceptional loans from the Florence Archaeological Museum, the Guarnacci Museum of Volterra, and the Chiellini Collection, Livorno.
It is a fascinating recreation of the history of the area which stretched from Volterra to the sea, a journey from the Palaeolithic age to Roman times, with particular attention to Etruscan culture and customs from the end of the VIII century to the middle of the VI century BC.
The Cecina Archaeological Museum is in Villa Guerrazzi at La Cinquantina. It recounts the history of the Cecina Valley (which belonged to Etruscan Volterra) from prehistory to the end of ancient times through interesting artefacts from settlements, necropolis and craft and commercial activities in Volterra (Badia necropolis), Casale Marittimo, Belora, Montescudaio, Casaglia, Guardistallo, Bibbona, Cecina and Castagneto Carducci.
Of particular interest are artefacts from the Casale Marittimo settlement and necropolis, which testify to the role and wealth of the "warrior princes" who dominated the lower Cecina Valley. The Montescudaio cinerary urn decorated all around with figures depicting a funeral banquet, jewellery from Belora (partly already displayed at Riparbella), Roman artefacts from the area (kilns for amphorae being one of the most important production activities), and wrecks are also on display.
Objects from other regions of Italy, either donated or acquired on the antiques market, are also on show (bucchero and decorated Greek pottery, weapons, and bronze ornaments such as brooches, necklaces and belts).
Loc. La Cinquantina San Pietro in Palazzi - Cecina (Li)
Ph: +39 0586 680145
Weekday times: 18:00-22:00 monday closed
Sundays and holidays: 18:00-22:00
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