The Serena Stone Museum of Firenzuola was opened a small exhibition section in 1999 inside the basement of the Rocca di Firenzuola (now the Town Hall). In May 2002, the museum was inaugurated in its entirety.
The Museum was created with the aim of documenting the history of the mining activity of this stone that has influenced the settlement and the daily life of the inhabitants of firenzuola .The museum pays great attention to social organization and the working techniques that are used, and which are still used today, for the extraction of this material. Also inside the Museum is explained the dangerousness of the work of the excavators and the numerous accidents that can occur in the workplace.
The Museum is divided into 6 sections:
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd section: Stone in the natural landscape, ancient and modern techniques for stone extraction and objects used in everyday life.
- 4th section: the excavation and restoration works of the structure that hosts the museum today
- 5th and 6th section: the serene stone as art stone.
From 1 October to 31 May:
- Saturday: 15: 00-17: 00
Sunday and public holidays: 11: 00-17: 00
- From 1 June to 30 September
Monday, Friday and Saturday: 16: 00-19: 00
- Sunday and public holidays: 11: 00-13: 00/16: 00-19: 00
- Whole: 3 €
- reduced € 1.50
- schoolchildren 1,50 €
- groups over 15 people 2 €
- children up to 6 years: free of charge
Guided tours only on request.