The Antiquarium of Marti is part of Montopoli Museum System. In its temporary exhibitions, it collects, preserves and displays the Etruscan, Medieval and modern finds from the excavations of the former Marti Castle located on the nearby hill of Il Bastione, and other archaeological materials found in and around Marti and its neighbouring areas by the local Archaeological Group “Isidoro Falchi”. Among these, there are some interesting clusters of ceramics produced in the Lower Valdarno between the 11th and 16th centuries and several bricks from a late medieval kiln brought to light at the foot of Il Bastione, which was probably used for the production of bricks both for the fortress in its 14th century manifestation, and for the construction of the beautiful parish church of Santa Maria Novella in Marti.
A specially prepared and equipped path has been laid down on ‘Il Bastione’ hill to make it possible to appreciate the site’s beauty, historic and archaeological interest, and the environmental context of its location.
The visitor route to the archaeological area starts from the Etruscan tomb known as Gina and follows the ancient road along the hill passing by in front of the remarkable mediaeval brick kiln before ascending to the top of the mighty fortress of the Bastione. From here visitors can admire the beautiful medieval parish church of Santa Maria Novella, the Pisan hills dotted with other ancient settlements and the valley below, up to the Arno and the sea.