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“From Volterra to….the Earth’s center.
The Etruscan town and the copper mine of Montecatini Val di Cecina”

starting from 90,00 Euro

2 days, 1 night

The price is calculated on minimum 25 persons
Every 25 paying participants, one is free
Supplements for single room € 17,00

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    The Etruscan town and the copper mine of Montecatini Val di Cecina

    Go back 3000 years and plunge into the world of a fascinating people. Follow the traces of a mysterious past, from the acropolis to the Etruscan Museum with its rich collection of funerary urns and the enigmatic “Shadow of the Evening” (Ombra della Sera). Alabaster, art and tradition in Volterra, a unique handicraft in the world. Visit an alabaster workshop: feel the emotion of discovering how alabaster objects are created.
    Montecatini Val di Cecina: the medieval charm of this fascinating hamlet linked with the thrill to walk down a tunnel leading th the bowels of the Earth. The history of Montecatini is tied to Camporciano copper mine wich was active until 1907 and gave its name to one of the biggest extraction companies in Europe: Montecatini S.p.A.,which later became Montedison.

    Program

    DAY 1

    Morning:
    arrival in Volterra and meeting with the guide; guided tour including Piazza and Palazzo dei Priori, Cathedral, Baptistery, Porta all’Arco, Archaeological Park, Roman Theater, Etruscan Museum.

    Lunch:
    packed lunch at the Archaeological Park

    Afternoon:
    autonomous visit to an alabaster workshop with stone working demonstration.
    Free time or autonomous visit to the Art Gallery

    Dinner, overnight and breakfast:
    at Volterra’s Youth Hostel or similar accommodation

    DAY 2

    Morning:
    departure to Montecatini Val di Cecina and guided tour of the medieval village with the imposing Belforti Tower. Following, visit to the ancient copper mine down a tunnel leading to the bowels of the Earth

    Lunch:
    typical lunch in a farmhouse (main course, second course, side dish, dessert, water for students, wine and coffee for teachers); educational tour of the farmhouse and the dairy factory.

    Departure:
    in the late afternoon

    The price includes

    Overnight at the Youth Hostel or similar accommodation in multiple room
    Half-board with dinner
    Lunch in a farmhouse
    Educational tour of the dairy factory
    Visit to an alabaster workshop
    HD visit of Volterra
    Entrance ticket to Etruscan Museum, Art Gallery, Alabaster Ecomuseum, Roman Theater, Palazzo dei Priori, Acropolis, Roman cistern
    Guided tour of the medieval village of Montecatini Val di Cecina and the ancient copper mine.

    The price does not include

    Transport, check-point/parking, city tax
    Supplements, extras, tips and all that is not mentioned in the section “The price includes”
    Supplements for single room € 17,00.

    Information and Booking

    Compulsory booking
    Tel: +39 0588 86099 Opening Time/Yearly: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    For any information and reservations, contact:
    Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina
    info@volterratur.it

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    Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera S.c.r.l.
    Via Franceschini, 34 - 56048 Volterra (PI) - PIVA 0130834050
    Operation/Project allocated within the framework of the POR FESR Tuscany 2014-2020