“Wells of Wonder: New Discoveries from Cetamura del Chianti” on view through September 30, 2017 at the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, Italy


Wells of Wonders: New Discoveries from Cetamura del Chianti

June 9 – September 30, 2017

National Archaeological Museum of Florence, Italy

Last Friday, the Wells of Wonders exhibition opened to the public in Florence’s grandiose National Archaeological Museum, featuring 300 ancient items, just a portion of the spectacular objects found at Cetamura del Chianti, an archaeological site discovered in 1964 by Italian avocational archaeologist Alvaro Tracchi. The excavation was led by Nancy de Grummond, Professor of Classics at Florida State University, and engineered by the Italian archaeologists from the firm ICHNOS: Archeologia, Ambiente e Sperimentazione. Throughout the excavation, de Grummond was aided by the Conservation Department at Studio Arts College International (SACI). Read more about the project here.

National Archaeological Museum
Piazza Santissima Annunziata 9b, Florence – ITALY
T 39 055 23575

Monday: 8:30 am – 2 pm
Tuesday to Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am – 2 pm
Last entrance: 45 minutes before closing time

ADMISSION FEES (including visit to the Egyptian Museum)
Full rate: €4 Concessions: €2

“Wells of Wonders” is under the authorization of and in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per Siena Grosseto e Arezzo (Superintendence for Archaeology Fine Arts and Landscape), and the Polo Museale della Toscana (Tuscan Museum Center).  



About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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