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First opened in 1980, the Museo Archeologico Comunale di Cecina in its current set-up in 2003, represents a comprehensive and thorough exposition of ancient history and archaeology of the lower Val di Cecina. From settlements on the remote coast of lower Palaeolithic till the last stage of the great Roman villas that, with their funds occupied the whole surrounding area. The exhibition follows the human traces in the territory according to a chronological and topographical criteria which takes into account the profound bond that joins the Lower Val di Cecina to the town of Volterra. Among the
Excavations on the archaeological site, known since the 18th century, made it possible to find the remains of a Grand Roman villa of the Imperial age and reconstruct the features of the complex whose story appears in various phases of construction and subsequent amendments. Particularly fascinating to visit the great underground Cistern, and the 19th-century building, within the Park, was held the view that offers a Private collection Luxuria of finds from the excavation of the villa which illustrate the aesthetic aspects and research of this rich luxury Roman House.