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Ecomuseo dell'Alabastro - Punto Museale di Santa Luce [Ecomuseum of Alabaster - Museum Station of Santa Luce]

The Ecomuseum of Alabaster proposes four thematic itineraries (the Alabaster Excavation Itinerary, the Manufacture and Marketing Itinerary, the Central Museum Station in the former Palazzo Opera Pia of Castellina Marittima and the Area Archives in Santa Luce), which principally develop in the Communes of Castellina Marittima, Santa Luce and Volterra.

Located in the former Town Hall, the Museum Station of Santa Luce presents work tools, iconographic material and alabaster artefacts. Along the Marmolaio stream, which constitutes a border area between the communities of Castellina and Santa Luce, lies the only still existent tunnel quarry of "Scaglione" (one of the best qualities of alabaster), which has been adapted to conform to regulations and is used for quarrying and tourist visits.


Texts by Graziano Magrini

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 22/feb/2008