Palazzo Achilli, central information point for the Ecomuseo, is named after a rich merchant from Rome, Filippo Achilli, who in the eighteenth century bought the ancient structure, formerly belonging to the Prince of Piombino Ludovico Appiani, then extended and partly restored it. After renovation work by the Pistoia Provincial Government in 2005, it became a venue for temporary exhibitions to explore various topics related to the history of the Montagna Pistoiese area, organising workshops for adults and children on a regular basis.
Piazzetta Achilli, 7 – Gavinana
OPENING HOURS 2023
From 11th June to 1st October: from Thursday to Sunday and 15/08, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.
From 5th October to 31st December: from Thursday to Sunday, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.
For visits during extraordinary opening hours, please call the number +39 0573 638025
Palazzo Achilli also hosts:
A sound archive of oral traditions from the Montagna Pistoiese area
painstaking research work has brought back to light hundreds of songs, limericks, nursery rhymes, recorded by the live voice of local informants.
Centro Mario Olla
inaugurated in April 2013, it makes available documents and testimonies regarding migration from the Montagna Pistoiese area in the 19th and 20th century.