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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

Opening hours from 25th April to 30th September from Thursday to Sunday:
10:00/13:00 - 15:00/19:00
Guided tours: 10:00 - 11:30 - 15:00 - 16:30


Special openings
Saturaday, Easter and Monday Easter, May 1st, June 2nd, August 15th, December 8th (ny working day from falling):
10:00/13:00 – 15:00/19:00
Guided tours:
10:00 - 11:30 - 15:00 - 16:30 - 18:00

More special openings in the period between Christmas and Epiphany:
10:00/13:00 - 15:00/19:00
Guided tours start on 26th December, 1st and 6th January:
10:00 – 11:30 – 15:00 – 16:30 – 18:00

Night Opening in the summer and in the festivals combination:
Guided tours: 21:00 – 24:00

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

Price Wind Farm
7,00 € Full price - adults
5,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Price Archaeological Area and Wind Farm
8,00 € Full price - adults
5,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Price Archaeological Area and Documentation Centre
8,00 € Full price - adults
5,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Price Archaeological Area, Wind Farm and Documentation Centre
10,00 € Full price - adults
7,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years

Educational experiences (on reservation):
6,00 €

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

 

OPENING HOURS - Documentation Centre

From 25th April to 30th June, from 1st to 30th September, from Thursday to Sunday:
10:00/13:00 – 15:00/19:00

Summer Opening:
only on Sundays from 1st July to 31st August:
10:00/13:00 – 15:00/19:00

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

Free (without guided tour) for disabled, residents in Montecatini, children under 6, pupils school, primary and secondary schools of the Municipality of Montecatini

Archaeological Area of Mine
Open to the public for guided tours.

Info and Reservations:
Tel: +39 0588 86099 (volterratur.it)
Tel: +39 0586 894563
Email: info@itinera.it

Booking Tours out of opening hours

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
Tel: +39 0588 86099 (volterratur.it)
Mail: info@volterratur.it
www.museodelleminiere.it

Museo delle Miniere - Archaeological Area
Località La Miniera
56040 Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI)
Tel: +39 0588 86099 (volterratur.it)
Tel: +39 0588 31026
Mail: info@volterratur.it
www.museodelleminiere.it