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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

Wintertime by 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March + 6th, 13th, 20th April + 22nd, 23rd, 24th April::
Sundays and Easter Bridge only: 10:00/13:00 - 15:00/18:00

Winter guided tours starting at 10:00 - 11:30 - 15:00 - 16:30


Opening hours from April 25 to May 31
10:00/13:00 - 15:00/19:00
(Monday: closed)

Opening hours from 01 June to 30 September
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00/13:00 - 16:00/20:00
Wednesday: 16.00-20.00
Thursday to Sunday: 10:00/13:00 - 16:00/20:00

Wednesday nightly opening: 21:00/24:00
Special openings Angel and Easter Monday, May 1st, June 2nd: 10:00/13:00 - 15:00/19:00
August 15: 10:00/13:00 - 16:00/20:00

Guided tours starting at 10:00 - 11:30 - 15:00 - 16:30

Price Archaeological Area
7,00 € full (it. 1 with guided tour)
5,00 € reduced (it. 1 with guided tour)
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
10:00/13:00 - 16:00/20:00
Opening days Documentation Centre
From 1st July 31th August
Sundays only

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.
Download HERE itineraries timetable
with specific periods and prices
and HERE the educational cards

Info and Reservations:
Tel: +39 0588 86099 (volterratur.it)
Tel: +39 0588 31026
Mail: info@volterratur.it

Booking Tours out of opening hours

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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