The technological and archaeological park was created to assure the recovery, the conservation and the promotion of the environmental, historical, cultural and technical-scientific patrimony of the sites and the assets connected with mining activity for cultural, scientific, touristic and educational purposes.
It promotes environmental and cultural tourism and supports traditional artisan activities, scientific educational and the art industry.
Main sources of historical documentation
The Park is actively working to recover large archives that contain rare and precious private documents and some business archives, in order to record and save the history of the territory.
In fact the Park, with the collaboration of the Municipal Administration of Massa Marittima, has acquired photographic documentation known as the 'Banchi Archive'. This archive, made up of a rich photographic collection begun by Corrado Banchi, shows the atmosphere in the mines and what life was like in the Maremma in he first half of the twentieth century.
There is a visitors’ center called ‘Porte del Parco’ which contains much interesting information concerning this area. Guided tours, seminars and courses are all organised from here. Info: www.parcocollinemetallifere.it