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Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory

A place of study and observation

San Marcello Piteglio


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Astronomical Observatory
All year on reservation
Curated by
GAMP - Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese

The constellations, the Moon, the planets, the stars, and, by day, the Sun are the most admired celestial objects by visitors.

Due to its highly advanced, technological instruments, the Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory has been able to discover many new asteroids and meteors. It is the home of the GAMP – Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese, a group of amateur astronomers.

Visitors can scrutinize the stars thanks to two 5-metre-wide domes, which rotate at 360°, and to two 40 and 60 centimetres wide telescopes.