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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:

Public opening with guided tours only
COMPULSORY BOOKING ON THE WEBSITE:
museodelleminieremontecatini.it

ACCESS TO THE MINE :
is allowed only with the guided tour included in the entrance fee. Reservation required in advance.

From 25th to 31st May, from Thursday to Sunday:
10:00 am-01:00 pm / 03:00 pm -07:00 om
Guided tours:
10:00 am - 12:00 am - 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

From 1st Juny to 31st August, from Thursday to Sunday:
10:00 am-01:00 pm / 04:00 pm -08:00 om
Guided tours:
10:00 am - 12:00 am - 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

From 1 July to 31 August
Every Friday dinner and night visits (by reservation only)

From 1st to 30th September, from Thursday to Sunday:
10:00 am-01:00 pm / 03:00 pm -07:00 om
Guided tours:
10:00 am - 12:00 am - 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

From 1st October to 30th November, Sunday only:
10:00 am-01:00 pm / 03:00 pm -06:00 om
Guided tours:
10:00 am - 12:00 am - 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COMPULSORY BOOKING AND ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY
on website www.museodelleminieremontecatini.it

Price:
7,00 € Full price - adults
5,00 € Reduced - 6-12 years,
Free for residents of the Municipality of Montecatini Val di Cecina

Info and Reservations
Mine Secretariat
tel. +39 0588 31026
Thursday to Sunday:
9:00 am/01:00 pm - 03:00 pm/06:00 pm
Email: miniere.montecatini@itinera.info

Secretariat Cooperativa Itinera:
tel. +39 0586 894563,
Monday to Friday:
9:00 am/01:00 pm - 03:00 pm/06:00 pm

FACEBOOK @minieramontecatinivaldicecina

For emergencies: +39 349 9176870

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
www.museodelleminieremontecatini.it
Cooperativa Itinera
Email: miniere.montecatini@itinera.info

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.info