Museum of Natural History and of the Academy of Fisiocritici
PRATO DI S. AGOSTINO, 5
ACCADEMIA DEI FISIOCRITICI
Opening time: Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri. 9-13 and 15-18; Thur. 9-13 • closed Sat. and Sun.
Recommended by: GP
Housed in the former Monastery of Camaldolensians, the museum maintains the scientific collections of the Academy of Fisiocritici. The geomineralogical section consists of minerals and rocks, marbles, and a palaeontological collection including Pliocene and mammal fossils, insects, shellfish and fish. Rather uncommon is the Dei Collection dating back to the second half of the 19th century which gathers avifauna specimens from the Sienese area and a number of 19th-century terracotta mushrooms exhibited in the zoological section of the museum.