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Address: Via Venti Settembre 22, 52035 Monterchi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0575 70713
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Museum of Scales, when art meets tecnology. The Museum of Scales was...

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.

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A very interesting museum in the middle of nowhere in Tuscany ! - ''Museo delle Bilance''.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Ramona_Palmira
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Tortola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 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 if you are not into functional objects as art form.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 the corkscrew museum ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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)))

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