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Museo Civico Zoologico di Capannoli - Villa Baciocchi [Zoological Civic Museum of Capannoli - Villa Baciocchi]

Founded in 1997, the Museum and an Archaeological Documentation Centre are housed in the eighteenth-century Villa Baciocchi. An essentially educational itinerary unfolds through five rooms which exhibit taxidermied animals: invertebrates, mammals, birds, reptiles and fish from all over the world. There is also a bird collection, purchased in 2000, containing several late nineteenth-century specimens and other finds, purchased by the Commune of Capannoli, including a collection of butterflies.

The garden of Villa Baciocchi was conceived in the second half of the 19th century by Luigi Bellincioni who gave the park neo-Gothic buildings, rustic grottoes, and small frescoed aedicules. Today, its 12 monumental trees have legends that illustrate their characteristics. It also presents century-old bamboos, yews and Canadian sequoias. Overall, the garden has more than 160 species of various origins.


Texts by Francesco Marchetti

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 26/feb/2008