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Aboca Museum

Aboca Museum

Located in the fascinating Renaissance frame of Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, Aboca Museum is the seat of two permanent museum routes: herbs and health over the centuries and abokes experience.

The building is one of the most elegant seventeenth-century residences of Sansepolcro. Simple and elegant style, the palace is the result of several units made on medieval bases that traces in its Torre del Cartolino, dated between the 13th and 13th centuries and part of the ancient city walls. On the church of San Rocco, it overlooks the tree-plated square today entitled to Piero della Francesca, always a social, religious and artistic landmark for the city. Herbs and health over the centuries is a unique path in the cultural panorama, with the aim of passing the history of the millennial relationship between man and plants and also underlining the enormous therapeutic power today.

The exhibition path already begins from the entrance to the museum with a showcase that anticipates its main historical-artistic finds while in the walls of the staircases that lead to the exhibition, precious collections of botanical tables suggested by the herbariums preserved in the Antiqua Bibliotheca. The actual museum exposure is therefore deployed in nine rooms located in the noble floor of the building. Precious herbariums, ancient books of pharmaceutical botany, mortars, artistic ceramics and valuable glassware, tell the evolution over the centuries of knowledge on plants for the benefit of health, and reconstruct ancient processing environments. All the rooms are expertly furnished with all the instruments that from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century were needed to obtain the substances with which to prepare medicaments from the plants. The visitor is thus conducted in a fascinating journey in the past, where history, anecdotes and natural aromas intertwine to tell the history of herbs over the centuries.

The museum of Aboca Museum was completed by 2020 with the opening to the public of Aboca Experience, the interactive path that tells the Aboca world through multimedia installations that dialogue with the visitor allowing him to experience the experience of the 360-degree company visit: It is a bit like entering the organic cultivation of the company, passing through its laboratories and production facilities, to deepen the vast world of cultural events, editions. A place to explore where to discover the value of biodiversity and resources that the environment makes available to our health.

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Via Niccolò Aggiunti, 75
52037 Sansepolcro

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