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Discovering the Diffused Museum and the other museums, little or large, that tell the story of the area
The Museums of the Mugello: art, nature and traditions
Mugello
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The "Diffused Museum" encompasses various enterprises in the Mugello territory, be it in the Upper Mugello or the Val di Sieve. The Mugello and Florentine Mountain Museum System is actually divided into 4 departments, each of which includes museums, educational workshops of themed trips. Let's discover together the small but significant museums of the Mugello, guardians of history and local tradition.

In Giotto's footsteps

The Mugello is a land of artists, having cradled such illustrious men as Giotto and Fra Angelico. Included in the Museum System's Artistic Heritage section are:

On the nature trail

The ecological section of the museum system includes the Historical Apennine Landscape Museum, which occupies the gorgeous Moscheta Abbey, surrounded by the numinous woodland of the Giogo-Casaglia complex.

Ancient traces

The Mugello has always been inhabited: this has been proven by the discovery of flour, almost 30,000 years old, at Bilancino. You can retrace the history of the people who have made the Mugello and the Val di Sieve their home by visiting the archaeological sites and museums in the area, and by taking part in the two museum-workshops that specialise in the prehistoric, ancient and medieval fields. They form part of the museum system's archaeological branch:

On the people and the popular traditions of the Mugello

The Mugello's popular traditions and history are preserved in the seven museums that make up the Demo-Ethno-Anthropological sector of the museum system, namely:

Not touching prohibited

Another part of the Diffused Museum in the Mugello is the Children's Museum in Borgo San Lorenzo, devoted entirely to families and children. This is a place to explore, experiment and play, and where it is forbidden not to touch the displays!

A single ticket, all the museums

You can by a Museum Card that allows you to visit all the constituents of the Diffused Museum at a reduced price. The offer is valid for one year from the date of buying the first ticket.

Last but not least, the museums offer a great many activities dedicated to children, from workshops to educational events and the Activity Book, where you can play and learn along with your young ones.