The Rosignano M.mo Civic Archaeological Museum, housed in the Palazzo Bombardieri in the medieval citadel of Rosignano, traces the history of a vast area from the Livorno hills to the upper Cecina Valley, controlled in ancient times by the cities of Pisa and Volterra.
Emphasis is on man's rapport with his environment, economic activities (agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, hunting, fishing, stone masonry, ceramics and trade) and population of the countryside with villas and farms in Roman times.
Funerary objects from necropolis at Castiglioncello and Vada, architectural and deco-rative elements from the "luxurious" residences situated along the coast (villae marit-timae) and in the interior, amphorae and anchors from wrecks found in the waters off Vada are all preserved in the Museum. One section is dedicated to the San Gaetano archaeological area (Vada).
There are also numerous medieval and renaissance artefacts recovered from the Rosignano Castle. On the ground floor of the Museum is a fascinating reconstruction of some rooms of a 1st century AD Roman villa – the atrium, triclinium or dining room, cubiculum or bedroom, kitchen and weaving room.
The Museum also organizes activities for schools, including cooking with faithful reproductions of ancient pots and recipes of the times, serving and eating lunch in the triclinium and dying and weaving cloth on a loom.
Ph: +39 0586 724288
Weekday times: 9:00-13:00 (on summer also 17:00-22:00)
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