Geotermal Museum - Larderello

The Geothermal Museum

On display are several socio-historical and industrial artifacts, minerals, maps and much more


Still waiting to make its grand return to the Villa De Larderel, which is currently under renovation, the museum is currently located in a building in front of the villa.The museum’s aim is to document the relationship between the geothermal energy sources of the area and the daily life of its inhabitants, beginning with the ways in which locals have benefited from the thermal resources since ancient Roman times. This resource has been used for many objectives over the centuries, until the last century when locals began using it to generate electricity in 1904.

Through photographs, instruments and machinery, the museum displays the history of the industrial use of geothermal energy.

Price: Free entrance

Disabled access: Yes


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In the centre of Val di Cecina this enchanting little village houses the power plant of Larderello
Named 'Ripomarancia' until the sixteenth century, then 'Ripomarance' or 'Pomarance', this village was at the centre of a juridical dispute bewteen bishops and the Commune of Volterra. At the centre of Val di Cecina, on the spur that separates it from the valley of the Trossa torrent, Pomarance has been transformed from a mediaeval village into a modern little town. ...