This museum is dedicated to the rural life of Orbetello and the Maremma in the 19th-20th century. Divided over three rooms, it showcases the social history of a period that was wrought with struggles for land, share cropping and the repeated occupation of large estates.

In the first room, this turbulent period of Tuscan history is brought to life for visitors with vivid paintings, as well as a collection of tools and objects used in daily work and life. There are also some fascinatingly old photographs of the rural countryside between Capalbio, Albinia and Marsiliana.

In the second room of the museum is an exhibition dedicated to the changes to the landscape in the 1930s, when the river banks of the Albegna and Osa were shaped.

The last room is dedicated to the land reforms of the '50s and '70s and the establishment of the Ente Maremma - an organisation that handed out land to farmers after the threat of malaria had been removed.

This room is also filled with photos and maps, as well as a replica of the pipelines of the Fiora aqueduct that brought water from the springs of Mount Amiata to the parched countryside.

Opening hours

Address: Via Salvo d'Acquisto, in nearby Albinia
Entry Price: free
Opening Hours: this museum is currently closed following the massive floods of 2012.

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