The Museum System of Sestri Levante
A territory rich in history
Sestri Levante area is wide and steeped in history. The hills of the hinterland hold the most ancient copper mine ever known in Western Europe, a hundred metres away from the MuCast Museum in Castiglione Chiavarese, that together with the MuSel of Sestri Levante constitute the Museum System of the city. The museums were realised thanks to the support of the Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Superintendence for Archaeological Sites of Liguria.
The Museums are located in Palazzo Fascie (Sestri Levante), domicile of the MuSel – Archaeological Museum of the City, and the former Masso school (Castiglione Chiavarese), domicile of the Archaeological-Mineral Hub. The building is the most relevant in the surroundings for the significant discoveries dating back to the Copper Era (starting from 3600 BC).
A wide network of well-planned itineraries leads the visitor “outside the museum” to meet and understand the peculiarities of the territory, its landscapes, archaeological sites and monuments.