VISITING THE MINES

 
 

Exploring the underground

Discover the ancient mines of the Valdicecina

The potential of the mines of the Valdicecina has been known and promoted for centuries.
There is plenty of evidence indicating that the mineral richness of this land has been exploited since ancient times, with the extraction of rock salt, copper and alabaster dating back to the Etruscans’ time.
This side of the area’s culture was revealed thanks to the recovery of ancient tunnels and enhanced through the dedicated museum and itineraries.

The mines of the Valdicecina

A land with plenty of “poor” mineral deposits

Montecastelli Mine

Caporciano Mine

Lignite Mines in Villetta

The salt deposits in Saline di Volterra

The Mining Museum

A fascinating journey following the miners

Our routes

Some ideas for your walks and hikes

Castello dei Vescovi


DISCOVER THE ROUTE

Type of route: walking trail
Length: 7,076 Km
Level: easy

Ancient roads and sceneries around Montecatini


DISCOVER THE ROUTE

Type of route: walking trail
Length: 2,46 Km
Level: advanced

The North side of the Soldano Mount


DISCOVER THE ROUTE

Type of route: walking trail
Length: 4,85 Km
Level: easy

Canyon hiking loop


DISCOVER THE ROUTE

Type of route: walking trail
Length: 11,87 Km
Level: advanced

On the Etruscans’ traces

3000 years of art, history and culture

Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera S.c.r.l.
Piazza dei Priori 19/20 - 56048 Volterra (PI) - PIVA 01308340502
Operation/Project allocated within the framework of the POR FESR Tuscany 2014-2020