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Mining Museum in Montecatini Val di Cecina

Discovering the ancient Etruscan mines

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Montecatini Val di Cecina
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1
Montecatini Val di Cecina
From the medieval centre to ancient mines, an unsual corner of Tuscany
Before the 11th century, the village of Montecatini Val di Cecina was known by the name Monte Leone (Castrum Montis Leonis); this is how it appeared in a bull by Pietro, Bishop of Volterra in 1099. Over the centuries, the territory was a point of conflict between Pisa and Volterra, and was finally brought under Florence’s control in 1472. ...
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