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Museum Designated in Gaiole in Chianti

Soon after the Wells of Wonders exhibition in Florence in 2017, the Comune of Gaiole in Chianti founded a museum for the Chianti area named the Museo Civico alle Origini del Chianti (Civic Museum at the Origins of Chianti), providing space for the many discoveries at Cetamura. Located in the center of Gaiole, the historic building [a., b.] formerly served as cantine for the winery of the Ricasoli family  and has been extensively restored.  In December of 2018, the Florence Study Abroad program of Florida State University, under the leadership of Directors Frank Nero and Lucia Cossari, held a gala fundraising event featuring an exhibition of Cetamura artifacts and 3-D printed replicas prepared by Dr. Nancy de Grummond and Professor Nòra Marosi of Studio Arts College International (SACI) of Florence [c., d.]. Special greetings came from the Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio (SABAP) of Siena, Grosseto and Arezzo, presented by Dr. Jacopo Tabolli, inspector for the site of Cetamura. [e.] Distinguished guests included the Honorable Benjamin Wohlauer, the US Consul General in Florence; Michele Pescini, Mayor of Gaiole; Emanuela Stucchi, proprietor of the land of Badia a Coltibuono on which Cetamura is situated; and Steven Brittan, President of SACI [f., g., h.].  Professor Camilla Torna of SACI designed the wall panels, and the displays were coordinated by Jessica Rassau and Caitlin Play, both graduates of FSU [i.].  Professor Michela Mattei of the FSU Study Center supervised the creation of a video to commemorate the evening. 

Save the Date

50th Anniversary Celebration – VIP tour to Italy

Here’s your chance to become part of Italian history!  FSU’s archeological excavation at Cetamura turns 50 this June and we will be celebrating with wine tours, Tuscan cooking classes, interactions with archaeologists on site at the excavation, and much more.  All culminating with the inauguration of the Museum at the Origins of Chianti.

Want to join us in Italy for the celebration?