Local Memory Museum - MuMeLoc
Not far from the Medici Villa, near the Town Hall, is the MuMeLoc - Museum of Local Memory which was created with the aim of promoting the protection and enhancement of the local cultural heritage.
It is a multimedia museum, which is at the same time a multipurpose structure, a cultural centre, a constantly updated archive, an educational workshop divided into different areas of interest.
The museum does not contain objects and relics, but stories, voices, images are on display, through multimedia technologies to evoke the signs and testimonies, of various types, left by the past in the landscape and in the memory of its inhabitants.
Particular attention is paid, inside the Museum, to the events related to the Fucecchio Marshes, a wetland of great naturalistic interest: although considerably reduced compared to the ancient lake-marsh that once occupied much of the southern Valdinievole, it is still today, with its 1800 hectares, the largest Italian marsh. The Marsh played an important role in the history of Cerreto Guidi, in the events related to the territorial structures wanted by the Medici but also in contemporary history, as it was the scene of one of the most dramatic episodes of the Second World War: on 23rd August 1944 more than 170 people died here, mainly women, children and the elderly.
Address: Viale Vittorio Veneto, Cerreto Guidi
Accessibility for disabled: yes
Web site: www.mumeloc.it
Phone: 0571 906247
GPX coordinates: 43.7599516608,10.877332702