Museo delle Bilance

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Museo delle Bilance

Museo delle Bilance
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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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Patricia G
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom161 contributions
Strange but interesting!
Apr 2018 • Friends
This was a well laid out museum and very interesting. Much more interesting than it I thought it would be. Good labelling of exhibits in Italian and English.
Written 25 April 2018
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Giorgio F
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Family
Jul 2017 • Family
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
Written 14 July 2017
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anniekmcc
Tortola51 contributions
One man's passion for scales
Sep 2015 • Friends
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 if you are not into functional objects as art form.
Written 19 September 2015
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Ramona_Palmira
Paris, France17 contributions
A very interesting museum in the middle of nowhere in Tuscany ! - ''Museo delle Bilance''.
Aug 2014
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 the corkscrew museum ...
Written 13 July 2015
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Grzegorz Ż
Unin Kolonia28 contributions
Very specific small museum....
Jul 2014 • Family
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.
Written 24 November 2014
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Lena S
Moscow, Russia51 contributions
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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)))
Written 11 April 2014
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