- Experience in a former copper mine in Tuscany -
-THE MINING MUSEUM OF MONTECATINI VALDICECINA

Half-day guided tour to Montecatini Valdicecina and its renowned mining museum with pick-nick

Historical entrance to the complex

 

Elevation system

 

The digging tunnels reinforced with red bricks

A gallery supported by wooden posts

 



Winding tunnels in the mine

The mining industry in the Upper Val di Cecina has always been a major local activity. The Museum in Montecatini Valdicecina shows the history of mineral digging out from 1827 to 1907. Enjoy a trip into the misteries of the underground, enter the narrow galleries, discover the rusted original machinery and learn how miners used to dig and bring cupper above ground. Arianna & Friends arranges private half-day tours to Montecatini Valdicecina with a local guide.




The tour starts with the meeting of our experienced local guide in the village of Montecatini Valdicecina. During a fascinating walk among the narrow lanes of this medieval village, you will get to know a lot of anectodes and interesting facts on the former small community of miners. While enjoying spectacular landscapes, your guide will lead you through pathways in the woods surrounding the village up to the former copper mine, which was once the working place for most of the local inhabitants.

The visit to the mining museum starts with a historical introduction to the complex and then goes through the explanation of the extraction techniques and the machinery employed. Probably the most fascinating part of the visit is the walk into the digging tunnels. You can also admire a large collection of original documents of the mining enterprise such as working programmes, pay-rolls and registers as well as outlines of the galleries and plans of the mines.

The tour ends with a marvellous pick nick with local specialities prepared by the guide.

Our half-day tour to Montecatini and the mining museum takes about 3.5 hours. Transportation to the locations is not included.

If you need collection with our chauffeured car, van or minibus, please specify this in the booking form.



 

Pulling machinery

Old machinery used for the extraction of minerals

A gallery leading undergroung.
The mining museum is a true mine in disuse



 



Rates and enquiries



PRIVATE HALF-DAY TOUR TO THE MINING MUSEUM
OF MONTECATINI VALDICECINA WITH PICK NICK


- Rates 2014 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 160
2 persons
€ 170
3 persons
€ 200
4 persons
€ 230
5 persons
€ 260
6 persons
€ 290
7 persons
€ 320
8 persons
€ 350
extra person
€ 30
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 10
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 3.5 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ entrance to the Mining Museum
+ walking tour of Montecatini Valdicecina
+ pick nick with local specialities
+ tax


RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.


The tour leader is available also in German, Spanish, French, Russian or Italian
with a surcharge.

 

 

Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of Montecatini Valdicecina, a rural region between Volterra and Pontedera where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.





 




MINING MUSEUM TOUR
IN TUSCANY

 

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