Carmignano, Etruscan tombs of Montefortini
The most important find in the Comeana archeological area
The most significant monument in the Comeana archeological area is the large tomb of Montefortini. Near the Comeana cemetery is the Boschetti Tomb, which is still visible today. The archeological area also contains the necropolis of Prato Rosello.
Measuring some 60 meters in diameter, the Montefortini Tomb dates back to the 12th century BC. Inside the edifice are two monumental tombs. The oldest one features a long corridor that leads to the circular room, in which the tomb is located; it has a central pilaster and a false cupola, or tholos.
The second tomb, which dates back from the early 12th century BC to the early 14th century BC, features a long roof-less corridor that leads to a rectangular room with a vestibule and false vault. The artifacts found inside the tombs are on display at the Archeological Museum of Artimino.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 2pm; closed on Sunday.
Disabled access: Yes
Location: via di Montefortini, Comeana, Carmignano (Prato), Tel. 0558719741