Take a journey back in time - through prehistoric times, the Etruscan era and the Middle Ages - as you explore the underground path of Cassero. In Castiglion Fiorentino, in the heart of the Valdichiana area, you can discover the traces left from past inhabitants. As you take the underground tour, you’ll feel like you’re on a journey back in time as you encounter places and learn about the customs of the men and women who lived in those areas and left pieces of their history. These treasures are what make up the archaeological collections at the Museums of Castiglion Fiorentino.

With every step you take in Tuscany, you can discover a part of the area’s history. You’ll be charmed by the streets and town squares where time seems to have completely stopped. Each village or town has its monument, basilica or work of art to admire. In fact, you may be so busy looking up and admiring these elements that you may forget to explore the layers of history  that lie at your feet, from prehistory, through the Roman era and the Middle Ages. However, the Underground Path in Castiglion Fiorentino keeps the underground layers of Tuscan history alive and visible. Each step along the path is like entering a new dimension of the past, complete with whispers from past civilizations that tell you about times gone by. 

 

A sense of mystery permeates these places and there are many untold stories, for anyone who wants to listen to them. On the path, it isn’t difficult to imagine life as an ancient Etruscan or an inhabitant of the Middle Ages. This journey through the evolution of ancient Castiglioni from the 8th century BC through medieval times will take you through a village with protohistoric huts, an Etruscan home and the remains of a Etruscan sanctuary from the 4th century BC. You’ll jump forward in time when you reach the bases of the two imposing medieval towers built in this town which took great pride in its fortifications. One of the towers was used to defend the town from invaders and was built upon rock with huge blocks of square stones. The other tower also has ancient origins but those remain shrouded in mystery.

 

The Underground Path helps us remember that every step we have taken in life has led us to the present and those steps have helped us become the men and women that we are today. 

 

In viaggio nel tempo sulle tracce preistoriche, etrusche e medievali nel percorso sotterraneo del Cassero

 

A Castiglion Fiorentino, nel cuore della Valdichiana, gli amanti del mistero vagano sulle tracce del passato. Basterà scendere sotto terra per partire per un viaggio nel tempo. Per scoprire i luoghi e le abitudini degli uomini e delle donne dell’antichità nel percorso sotterraneo tra i resti archeologici dei Musei di Castiglion Fiorentino.

  • A flashlight to illuminate all dark corners in search of treasures
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Love for adventure
  • Curiosity
  • A polaroid for the perfect shot
  • For lovers of history and archeology
  • For lovers of mystery
  • For teasures hunters
  • For families with small children to experience things at just the right pace
  • For those who are not afraid of  enclosed spaces
  • For those who love to discover new things
  • for those who are not satisfied with appearance of things and love to dig deeper
Underground Path at Castiglion Fiorentino