Located in the fascinating Renaissance setting of Palazzo Bourbon Del Monte, Aboca Museum is home to two permanent museum itineraries: Herbs and health over the centuries and Aboca Experience. The building is one of the most elegant seventeenth-century residences in Sansepolcro. With a simple and elegant style, the building is the result of several mergers made on medieval bases that have traces in its Torre del Catolino, dated between the 12th and 13th centuries and forming part of the ancient city walls. Leaning against the Church of San Rocco, it overlooks the tree-lined square today named after Piero della Francesca, which has always been a social, religious and artistic point of reference for the city. Herbs and Health in the Centuries is a unique path in the cultural panorama, with the aim of handing down the history of the millennial relationship between man and plants and underlining their enormous therapeutic power even today.
The exhibition itinerary starts right from the entrance to the museum with a showcase that briefly anticipates its main historical-artistic finds while on the walls of the stairways leading to the exhibition, precious collections of botanical tables taken from the herbaria preserved in the Bibliotheca Antiqua unfold. The actual museum exhibition is therefore unfolded in nine rooms located on the noble floor of the building. Precious herbaria, ancient books on pharmaceutical botany, mortars, artistic ceramics and valuable glassware, tell the evolution over the centuries of knowledge about plants for the benefit of health, and reconstruct the ancient working environments. All the rooms are expertly furnished with all the tools that from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century were necessary to obtain the substances with which to prepare medicines from plants. The visitor is thus led on a fascinating journey into the past , where history, anecdotes and natural scents intertwine to tell the story of herbs over the centuries.
The Aboca Museum was completed in 2020 with the opening to the public of Aboca Experience, the interactive path that tells the world of Aboca through multimedia installations that interact with the visitor allowing him to experience the company visit at 360 degrees: it is a bit like entering the company's organic crops, passing through its laboratories and production plants, to delving into the vast world of cultural events and editions. A place to be explored where you can discover the value of biodiversity and the resources that the environment makes available to our health.