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The Museum of Ceramics of Cutrofiano was established in 1985 as a simple exhibition of traditional pottery produced by local craftsmen from the past (both as an enhancement of activity that has characterised the country since ancient times and as a testimony to the ways of life which have now vanished). This initial collection has been enriched over time by subsequent donations and also due to the purchase of a small collection of majolica. Moreover, the need to document historically the local production has led to an investigation of the area with the identification of some archaeological sit
The park is housed in a former clay quarry, abandoned in the late ’70s. In this open air deposit, extending to about 12 hectares, several geological layers of marine origin are displayed, some of which are extraordinarily rich in fossils. Very famous in the scientific Italian and foreign markets for the abundance and for the status of preservation, the quarry went through a period of neglect and was threatened to be lost during the ’80s when it became an illegal dump of waste. In the 90s the new company owner, Colacem of Gubbio, provided for its recovery reclaiming the boundaries and the botto