Civic Archaeological Museum of Vetulonia
Welcome to the Civic Archaeological Museum "Isidoro Falchi". We are at the beginning of this itinerary, which takes place according to a chronological process within a few rooms, located on the first floor and the raised ground floor. This museum is relatively new because it was opened in June 2000 in a large building used until the 80s of the last century as a "multipurpose facility". The building remained closed for almost 20 years to reopen in June 2000 as a single building completely renovated and designed to host artefacts recovered from Vetulonia. At first, the museum opens with objects from excavations conducted by Isidoro Falchi and, secondly, by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana, realized in the 60s and 70s by Anna Talocchini and later by Mario Cygielman. In the last decade, the objects that compose the permanent exhibition of this little museum in the province of Grosseto have increased thanks to the gifts of some private citizens of Vetulonia, of the entire municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia and even of Tuscany region. The museum has a structure completely open to the needs of disables. Blind have access to a platform, together with audio‐tactile maps, also used by the sighted as small guides inside the rooms: these maps are realized by a craftsman of Grosseto, Giuseppe Anselmi, who, in collaboration with the Italian Associacion for the Blind, realized prototypes that are unique in Italy; adjustable maps (in inclination and height), also usable by those who visit the museum in a wheelchair.This museum is really open to everyone!CreditsThis guide has been realized in collaboration with Comune di Castiglione della Pescaia and Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali, through the support of assessore Federico Mazzarello and Walter Massetti, Counselor for the "Vetulonia project".Pictures and photos: photographic laboratory of Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana, in particular Paolo Nannini; Virginia Niccolucci, photographer and designer from Associazione Culturale Prisma.Translation and speakers:english – translation by Prisma Associazione Culturale – speaker Giulia Capaccioli
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