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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

Oct. 14 – Cetamura Wine Tasting Fundraiser

We’re celebrating! To kick off the 50th anniversary of FSU’s Excavations at Cetamura, Dr. Nancy de Grummond (FSU Classics Professor) and Gregg Anderson invite you to join us for an evening wine tour of Chianti. You’ll sample three wines from Badia a Coltibuono paired with appetizers while learning more about some of the amazing archeological discoveries soon to be on permanent display at the Museum at the Origins of Chianti in Gaiole, Italy.