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  • "L. Fantini" Archaeological Museum

    (museums and galleries a Monterenzio)

    Via del Museo, 2 40050 Monterenzio BO
    Tel. 051- 929766 Fax 051-929766  
    Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 13, Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 18,
    Tuesday and Friday on reservation
    Holidays opening: January 6, Easter Monday, April 25, May 1, June 2, November 1, December 8.
    Week closed on: Monday, 1st January, Easter, 15 August, 25 and 26 December
    Full price: Ticket 3.10 E

    The archaeological museum is named after the Bolognese pioneering pre-history researcher and historian Luigi Fantini. It started out following the discovery of the pre-Roman settlement on Monte Bibele, around the village of Monterenzio. The earliest findings were dug up during World War II when German soldiers, settled along the Gothic Line, found some skeletons; the skeletons turned out to be part of the cemetery of ancient locals that had lived around Monte Bibele between the middle of the V century and the beginning of the II century BC.

    The new museum was opened on July the 8th 2000 and documents the life of people living in the valley of the rivers Idice and Zena; it displays objects that have been found since the ‘80s during excavation campaigns in the Etruscan-Celtic settlements around Monte Bibele.
The museum has the richest collection of Celtic findings in the region and is one of the most important also at national level; it features the reconstruction of the wooden structure of a house from the area of Pianella on Monte Savino, with furniture and objects, original as well as reproductions, documenting the everyday life of local communities in the past. 
The museum is run in collaboration between the municipality of Monterenzio and archaeologists of the University of Bologna; it hosts research and didactic workshops curated by the departed of archaeology. There is also a room for school workshop.

    Owner: Municipality of Monterenzio
; Director: Prof. Daniele Vitali
; Theme: archaeology; 
Itinerary-geographic area: Apennines; 
Currently: open to the public; 
Communication and publications: guides, brochures, catalogues and postcards; 
Services: guided tours, conferences, lectures, school workshops, bookshop, conservation

  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 11/12/15     (NewsID: 2040361)
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