“Lodovico Coccapani” ceramic museum is situated in Calcinaia centre, next to the corner tower of a medieval castle, inside an ancient ceramic workshop founded by three brothers Giuseppe, Andrea Sigismondo and Ercole Ranieri Coccapani in the last twenty years of 18th century. Since the end of 17th century their family had handled the ceramic workshop of Montecchio, a place near Calcinaia, owned by Carthusian monks.
Inside the recently restored building, visitors can learn about the history of Calcinaia ceramics through the productions and the environments of the ancient workshop, its furnaces and the ceramics tools, related to the Valdarno pisano ceramic production from Middle Ages to the present day.
The museum is situated in Calcinaia (near PISA), in Rita Levi Montalcini Square.
Saturday: 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Sunday: 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
The museum is always open with reservation for guided tours or ceramic workshops for students or groups.
The entrance is free.
Guided tours: € 2,00 per person
Guided tour and ceramic workshop: € 5,00 per person/student