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Museo delle Miniere - Montecatini Val di Cecina

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Welcome

The Caporciano mine is a historical copper mine situated about a kilometre from the village of Montecatini Val di Cecina.

Copper has been extracted in this area since the Etruscan era and in the 19th century the Montecatini Val di Cecina mine became the largest copper mine in Europe until its closure at the beginning of the 20th century.

Thanks to the municipal administration of Montecatini Val di Cecina and contributions offered by the Upper Cecina valley Comunità Montana, the Province of Pisa, the Region of Tuscany and the E.U.,the abandoned mine has been turned into a Copper Mine Museum.

Inside the Museum, a plan shows the main shaft, the Alfredo shaft, which reached a depth of 315 metres and the subdivision of the mine into 10 levels with galleries branching off on each level. The total sum of the lengths of the galleries measures 35 km and the total sum of the height of all the shafts 10 km.



Information

 

OPENING HOURS
Archaeological Area of Mine


From 25th April to 31st Mai,
from Thursday to Sunday
:
10:00/13:00 - 15:00/19:00
Guided tours:
10:00 - 11:30 - 15:00 - 16:30 - 18:00
Note: Friday afternoon, tour of 15:00 at a reduced price

From 1st June to 31st August
from Thursday to Sunday
:
10:00/13:00 - 16:00/20:00
Guided tours:
10:00 – 11:30 – 16:00 – 17:30 – 19:00
Note: Friday afternoon, tour of 16:00 at a reduced price

From 1st July to 31st August
Nightime Guided tours:
21:00 – 23:00
on Friday, by reservation only:
Dinners by candlelight

From 1st to 30th September,
Thursday through Sunday
:
10:00/13:00 – 15:00/19:00
Guided tours:
10:00 – 11:30 – 15:00 – 16:30 – 18:00
Note: Friday afternoon, tour of 16:00 at a reduced price

Special Opening
Easter and Monday Easter, May 1st: 10:00/13:00 – 15:00/19:00
June 2nd, August 15th:
10:00/13:00 – 16:00/20:00
 
Winter openings in relation to Holidays.

On other days always possible visits on reservation.

Price Archaeological Area
itinerary 1 with guided tour:
7,00 € Full price - adults
5,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

GROUPS ON RESERVATION:

Price Archaeological Area,
Pozzo Alfredo (1,5 hour)
on reservation
8,00 € Full price - adults
5,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Price Archaeological Area,
Pozzo Alfredo, Documentation Center (3 hours)
on reservation
8,00 € Full price - adults
5,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Price Archaeological Area,
Pozzo Alfredo, Wind Farm, Mine Museum, Documentation Center (Full Day)
on reservation
10,00 € Full price - adults
7,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Price Archaeological Area,
Pozzo Alfredo, Wind Farm (4 hours)
on reservation
9,00 € Full price - adults
7,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Free (with guided tour) for disabled, residents in Montecatini, children under 6, pupils school, primary and secondary schools of the Municipality of Montecatini

Groups on reservation:
information and a detailed list here
Scheda PDF

 

OPENING HOURS
Documentation Centre

Summer Opening, Sundays only
from 1st July to 31st August:
10:00/13:00 – 16:00/20:00

Price Documentation Centre
3,00 € full ticket, without guided tour.

Booking Tours out of opening hours


SCHOOLS
See the Special School on the indicated sites

Info and Reservations:
Tel: +39 0588 31026 / 0586 894563 - Cooperativa Itinera
Email: miniere.montecatini@itinera.it

SAT coordinates

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pointLat. 43.391901 - Lon. 10.751167

Contact

Museo delle Miniere
Documentation Centre

Piazza Garibaldi, 1
56040 Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI)
Te.: +39 0588 31026 / 0586 894563 - Cooperativa Itinera
Email: miniere.montecatini@itinera.it
www.museodelleminiere.it

Museo delle Miniere
Archaeological Area

Località La Miniera
56040 Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI)
Tel: +39 0588 31026 / 0586 894563 - Cooperativa Itinera
Email: miniere.montecatini@itinera.it
www.museodelleminiere.it