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Museo delle Bilance

Via XX Settembre, 22, 52035, Monterchi, Italy
+39 0575 70713
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You can not miss this private collection of hundreds of different bilance. Beautifull for kids too... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Giorgio F
via mobile
One man's passion for scales

You see a lot of Art in Italy...in churches and museums and on street corners...but I have never... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2015
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The Museum of Scales, when art meets tecnology. The Museum of Scales was born thanks to the passion of Velio Ortolanian extraordinary collector who has provided a part of his unusual andsignifcant collection of scales and weights. His collection is one of the most important in Europe by type, history, and number of pieces. Inside the halls of the museum there are about 150 different objects that allow us to trace more than 600 years in the history of scales, from small Renaissance models to big industrial weighing machines of the 20th century. The theme of the museum, interactive and fun for children, leads to the discovery of ancient professions such as taxmen, money changers and industrial or agricultural activities such as breeding of silkworms. The ticket for the Madonna del Parto Museum also includes the entrance for this Museum.
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14 Jul 2017
19 Sep 2015
“One man's passion for scales”
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Via XX Settembre, 22, 52035, Monterchi, Italy
+39 0575 70713
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

You can not miss this private collection of hundreds of different bilance. Beautifull for kids too. You need at least one hour to visit it properly

Thank Giorgio F
Reviewed 19 September 2015

You see a lot of Art in Italy...in churches and museums and on street corners...but I have never seen anything quite like this...a collection of scales to weigh everything from newborns to large hunks of cheese...beautifully presented and the views out the windows are breathtaking...More

1  Thank anniekmcc
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Museo delle Bilance in Monterchi ... 3 - 4 stars. Difficult to say. It is interesting. The idea itself it is interesting. With the ticket from Madonna del Parto can visit also this museum. Something more strange than this museum (also in Italy) it is...More

Thank Ramona_Palmira
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Very specific small museum and interesting. You can find so many different types and constructions of scales. It is really worth to go in and see. The entrance with tickets from Madonna del Parto Museum.

1  Thank Grzegorz Ż
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Very good place and bella mostra. Will come soon) in 12th of April start new exhibition. Art of Khristina Vysotskaya. Very lovely pictures. And if you like can bought some one)))

1  Thank Lena S
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