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Archaeological Museum of Artimino


The museum houses the extraordinary findings brought to light from the excavations in the necropolis of Artimino (Prato Rosello), Comeana and from the Etruscan settlements of Artimino and Pietramarina; it is surrounded by a wonderful natural landscape considered one of the most beautiful in Tuscany.


The museum is organized on two floors. The visit starts on the ground floor with an illustration of the history of archaeological research in the area of Artimino. Than visitors can admire the findings from the “World of the Living” that come from the fortified area of Pietramarina as well as two separate settlements in Artimino named “The Field of Pheasants”, located in Viale Giovanni XXIII, the area of the Medici “Paggeria” and various religious structures.
The lower level is dedicated to the “World of the Dead”. The exposition begins with the well tomb of the “Prato Rosello Warrior”, that begins the golden era of Artimino between the end of the eight century B.C. and the beginning of the seventh century B.C.. More artifacts from other tombs at the Prato Rosello necropolis followed many of which have never been shown to the public before: all of this come from the burial chamber of Tumulus B, those from Tumulus D, H, Z, W, X and other objects from the area surrounding Tumulus A, in addition to the findings from Tumulus C that includes the famous bucchero incense burner and the balsamari series.
New acquisitions can also be seen in the room dedicated to funeral sculptural from the Archaic Age, with artifacts that take visitors from the area around the Grumolo farm to the extraordinary Grumaggio symposium to funeral sculpture and to the necropolis in the Hellenistic age..

A large area is dedicated to the Comeana necropolis, with the Boschetti tumulus and the fantastic Montefortini tumulus with two tombs that housed wonderful artifacts, many of which are visible to the public for the first time: two incense burners and a series of plates and cups in bucchero, beautifully decorated, the extraordinary turquoise glass cup, elements in bronze and an exceptional series of ivory objects: storied platelletes, pyxes, male and female figures, animals – both real and imaginary, drilled elements.

Archaeological areas

The archaeological area of Carmignano is rich of splendid architecture, that have been uncovered form the middle of the nineteen sixties to today by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana.

The primary testimonies of the monumental Necropolis of Comeana are made up of aristocratic tumuli with the grandiose Tumulus of Montefortini that is not very far from the Boschetti Tomb, the necropolis of Artimino Prato Rosello and the Etruscan settlement of Pietramarina.

[Source: The text is taken form the official website of the Archaeological Park of Carmignano]

Cratere etrusco a figure rosse da Grumaggio
Etruscan Crate with red figures from Grumaggio

Addresses and contacts

Piazza San Carlo
, 3
- 59015
Phone: 055 8718124
Opening time From March 1st to October 31st: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.
Closed on Wednesday from November 1st to February 28th
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. Other days opened by reservation only. Closed on these holidays: January 1st, Easter,
May 1st, November 1st, August 15th, Christmas, 26th December, December 31st (if Sunday.)
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