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Even in the Museums of Maremma, The Nights of Archeology are back in the sign of hope

from 24/06/2021 to 01/08/2021

From 3 July to 1 August, the “Nights of Archeology”, an initiative promoted by the Tuscany Region now in its twenty-first edition, also returns to the Maremma Museums. This year has a value of hope, that of the restart of activities, after a year marked by the difficulties caused by the health emergency caused by Covid-19. The Nights of Archeology are therefore an opportunity to participate in visits and insights into museums and archaeological areas that resume welcoming the public in presence and online. Also this year with the Nights of Archeology, we want to promote our most ancient past, also giving a positive signal, a sign of recovery of the cultural and tourist life of our region. Many museums and archaeological areas of the museum network of the Province of Grosseto that have joined the Nights of Archeology with proposals suitable for an audience of all ages and with a wide range of guided tours, extraordinary openings, educational workshops, tastings, meetings and shows. This is the museum by museum program, we remind you that all events will take place in compliance with current anti-pandemic regulations. For general information on the calendar, you can contact the regional toll-free number: 800860070

Grossetana area  
At the Archaeological and Art Museum of the Maremma in Grosseto on Thursday 15 July a meeting is scheduled at 9.15 pm in which the point will be made on the last three years of excavations at the archaeological area of ​​Roselle with the managers of the excavations. Free admission.  Info: 

The MuVet - “Isidoro Falchi” Civic Archaeological Museum of Vetulonia, Municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia, has organized five events for the Archaeological Nights which have as their main theme the new large exhibition exhibited in the “Taras e Vatl. Gods of the sea, founders of cities. Archeology of Taranto in Vetulonia ”. A new showcase will be inaugurated on Saturday 3 July from 7pm to 11pm for the European Museum Night 2021 with exceptional finds from the Mura dell’Arce deposit and free guided tours of the exhibition. Free admission but reservations required.

Thursday 8 July from 10.30 to 11.30; from 5 pm to 6 pm there will be a didactic archaeological laboratory “The vases tell. Edition 2021 ”The precious painted vases of the exhibition on gods and marine creatures of the ancient cities of Taranto and Vetulonia have always handed down the stories of classical mythology. We will learn to listen to their tales and learn more about gods and heroes. For children aged 6 to 12.  

Thursday 15 July from 10.30 to 11.30; from 5 to 6 pm educational workshop "In the workshops of the gold masters. Create your diadem. " The goldsmith shops of Etruscan Vetulonia and Greek Taranto were the most famous in ancient times and made extraordinary crowns and diadems. After the visit dedicated to the gold room, the children will create their own jewels. For children aged 6 to 12. Saturday 17th July from 7pm to 11pm Big news! The MuVet exhibition is enriched with valuable news: the monumental crater of the Taranto museum and important finds loaned by the Guardia di Finanza of Rome enter the scene.

Sunday 1st August from 7pm to 11pm. Presentation of the catalog of the 2021 exhibition event at MuVet. A new book tells the story and myth of the divine heroes Taras and Vatl, accompanying the scientific and emotional journey of the exhibition dedicated to the Etruscan Vetulonia and the Greek Taranto. Following free guided tours. All events are free but reservations are required by calling the Isidoro Falchi Civic Archaeological Museum, Piazza Vetluna, tel. 0564 948058; 0564 927241, email:

Metalliferous Hills

We move to Gavorrano where two evenings are planned for the “Archeology Nights”. Thursday 8 July from 9 pm to 11 pm with the guided tour at night "Myths and legends at the Ravi Marchi Minera". A guide will accompany visitors to discover the starry sky and the mythical stories that see it as the protagonist, within the evocative setting of the Ravi-Marchi mine. It is recommended that you bring binoculars, if you have them. The second evening will take place on Thursday 22 July entitled "The night mine" always from 9 pm to 11 pm and will be dedicated to the Ravi-Marchi pyrite mine, which, on this exceptional occasion, can be discovered and investigated more thoroughly thanks to the narration of an expert guide. Both events follow anti-covid regulations and provide for a maximum of 30 people per evening; for this reason, it is highly recommended to make a reservation. The cost per person is 5 euros; free admission for children up to 9 years. For reservations and information: e-mail: or website:  

At the Rocca di Frassinello Winery, Poggio la Guardia in Giuncarico, on Friday 23 July at 6.30 pm there will be a guided tour of the Etruscan Documentation Center of Rocca di Frassinello entitled "Archeology and wine tastings" and a tour of the cellar designed by Renzo Plan. Followed by an aperitif on the terrace with Rocca di Frassinello wines. Finally, a walk to the Etruscan necropolis of San Germano. To participate, reservations are required, limited places: info: 0566.88400,

At the Magma Museum in Follonica, Museum of Cast Iron Arts of Maremma, ex Ilva area, on Friday 16 July at 6 pm, here is the Life and Work event in the early 1900s foundry: a guided and multisensory journey through industrial archeology. Through the collaboration with the DRAGO (Organized Rural Agricultural Gastronomic District of the Metalliferous Hills), demonstrations and thematic games on biodiversity will be proposed that will make us understand the evolution of the species cultivated in the Follonian territory, exploring those in use during the period of ILVA activities.

The educational demonstrations aimed at children and families will focus on the recognition and study of grains and will end with the tasting of a factory menu, made with recipes and raw materials typical of the period in question. At the same time, Coop. Zoe will offer guided tours for groups to show the spaces of the village - factory, both those that characterized the work, with the different types of ovens and production plants, and those related to the private sphere, such as the houses, the mill and the infirmary . Lights, shadows, sounds, smells and flavors will help to recreate the atmosphere of the time in the minds of visitors, in a Follonica that still lives in the historical memory of the Magma Museum.

While the DRAGO operators will organize the educational workshops, those of the Coop. Zoe will take care of dividing the participants into groups and will manage the guided tours in Italian and English (maximum number of 15 people per group). The event will end at 9.30 pm after tasting the worker's dinner. For reservations and information: telephone 0566 59027, e-mail: 

Hills of Albegna and Argentario  
Saturnia in the Municipality of Manciano
on Thursday 15 July at 9 pm proposes “A 2000 year long night” in the Porta Fiorentina lawn; a guided tour of Saturnia, with theatrical performances, with Massimo Cardosa and with the actors of Teatro Studio. Thursday 5 August at 5 pm in Manciano, from Piazza Magenta “Walking in history”, guided tour of the village, with theatrical performances with Massimo Cardosa and with the actors of Teatro Studio. Friday 10 September at 5 pm in Montemerano, from piazza del Castello “In the heart of the Middle Ages, guided tour of Montemerano, with theatrical performances with Fabio Detti, Massimo Cardosa and with the actors of Teatro Studio.

Friday 8 October at 5 pm in Marsiliana, from the small square of the Dispensa "Love story, blackmails and brigands", historical narration with original theatrical play with Simona Pozzi, Massimo Cardosa and with the actors of Teatro Studio directed by Mario Fraschetti. Info: Tourist Office from Thursday to Sunday 10.00 - 13.00 / 15.30 - 18.00, tel. 0564620532, e mail:  

In the Spanish Fortress of Porto Santo Stefano on the Argentario, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 19 July, it will be possible to visit the permanent exhibition of the Submerged Memories for free. The Fortress is open every day from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

Mount Amiata  
In Castel del Piano on Monte Amiata, the Association "Ildebrando Imberciadori" on Saturday 17 and Saturday 24 July organizes two guided tours at night from 21.30 to 23.30 at Palazzo Nerucci in Piazza Colonna 1 entitled "From archaeological find to history: night guided tour of the Antiquarium of Palazzo Nerucci ”. Thanks to the support of video images, an expert archaeologist will accompany the participants in the reconstruction of the context of origin of the finds, which testify to the settlements from the Paleolithic to the Imperial Age on the Amiata. A maximum of 15 participants allowed for two groups per evening. Info and reservations, tel. 3290441039, e-mail:, Facebook page; Imberciadori Association.

Tuff hills  
In Pitigliano, the programming of the Archaeological Civic Museums for the summer of 2021, which began in June, continues in July 2021 with other important initiatives that are part of the Nights of Archeology. On July 18, the inauguration of the exhibition entitled "Lions, Sirens and Sphinxes. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" on the Etruscan-Corinthian ceramic production of the Orientalizing period is scheduled, depicting subjects belonging to the cd. Etruscan “fantastic bestiary”.

In the exhibition there is a vulcente statue depicting a winged lion (VI century BC), of extraordinary value, coming from the excavations of 2019 at the necropolis of the Osteria di Vulci, for the first time exposed to the public after being in the rose of five most important archaeological discoveries in the world nominated for the "Special Award" dedicated to the memory of Khaled al-Asaad, director of the archaeological site of Palmyra, brutally killed by a group of jihadists in 2015. The exhibition will remain open until 19 September 2021. The programming of "Author's Spaces. Readings at the museum ... tasting "event aimed at expanding the cultural offer of the museum, already including free / guided visits, conferences and educational workshops for children, with the presentation of books on archaeological themes and the tasting of products that are an expression of territorial excellence . Appointments on 16-23-30 July 2021, all Fridays, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

This year the initiative is organized in collaboration with the "Francesco Zuccarelli" Library and the new managing body of the "Il Cosmo" Social Cooperative of Rosignano Solvay (Li). For timetables and reservations: 0564 614067- 3885724861, e-mail: All initiatives are organized by the Scientific Directorate of the Museum in agreement with the administration and the managing body of the Archaeological Civic Museums, in compliance with the safety regulations of the anti-Covid-19 pandemic plan and require reservations.

In the Municipality of Sorano, seat of the Tuff City Archaeological Park, the program of the Archeology Nights includes three events. It begins on Saturday 10 July at 5.30 pm in the archaeological area of ​​Sovana with "The monumental area of ​​the tomb of the Lions" which includes the inauguration and opening to the public of the new sector of the park near the Etruscan tomb Ildebranda (III BC ). Friday 16 July at 5.30 pm at the Orsini Fortress in Sorano the event “Collectibles, grave robbers and treasure hunters - Archaeological investigations between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century”.

At 6 pm there is a conference at the Archaeological Civic Museum with dr. Massimo Cardosa Director of the Museums of Manciano and Saturnia. Saturday 24 July, always at the Orsini Fortress in the Bastione San Pietro at 9.30 pm, the theatrical representation “The wonderful women of Dante”. The show tells stories of betrayed and offended, daring and courageous women that emerge from the immortal pages of the Comedy. For information and reservations, telephone: 0564633767 - 0564/633099, e-mail: