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Archeodromo e Parco Archeologico di Poggio Imperiale
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Archeodromo e Parco Archeologico di Poggio Imperiale

Poggibonsi, Italy

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Archeodromo e Parco Archeologico di Poggio Imperiale

Poggibonsi, Italy

Archeodromo e Parco Archeologico

The Poggibonsi Archeodrome is a unique and immersive experience, a journey into the past at the time of Charlemagne and was created to reproduce on a 1: 1 scale one of the most important discoveries made on the hill of Poggio Imperiale. It is a village of the Franco period (9th - mid-10th century), in which we recognize the conformation of a possible Curtense company with a manor house consisting of a large hut (longhouse) of 17 x 8.5 meters, surrounded by several smaller facilities intended for craft activities and the storage of food and agricultural products, as well as service buildings.
Inaugurated in 2014 and further expanded in 2016, the Poggibonsi Archeodrome is a project that pursues the reconstruction in progress of the 17 structures found during the excavation of the Carolingian period village: currently the longhouse has been built, a peasant hut with a farmyard and chicken coop, the blacksmith's forge, a bread oven, two haystacks and a vegetable garden; to these are added some temporary sheds for artisan activities but destined in the near future to be replaced by other structures. Over the next few years, in fact, the archeodrome will be expanded with the reconstruction of many other huts, from the butcher's shop, the granary, the employee huts, the ceramic kiln and all the other ancillary structures for economic activities focused on the agricultural exploitation of surrounding land and on the farm.
The rooms of the North-West bastion host two museum exhibits, one focused on the evolution of Renaissance fortified architecture following the introduction of gunpowder, the other on materials from the excavation, in particular osteological and ceramic finds. 

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Contact

Fondazione Musei Senesi
Archeodromo e Parco Archeologico di Poggio Imperiale

Via della Fortezza c/o Cassero Mediceo
53036, Poggibonsi

Opening hours

    MON: with reservation

    TUE: with reservation

    WEN: with reservation

    THU: with reservation

    FRY: with reservation

    SAT: with reservation

    SUN: 14:00 - 17:00

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