Museo Archeologico

Eastern Tuscany

Find this well-put-together archaeological museum at the top of the picturesque walled town, inside Castiglion Fiorentino's medieval fortress. The museum incorporates medieval prison cells and the subterranean remains of a 6th-century-BC Etruscan temple and an Etruscan house from the late 4th century BC.

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