Museo Minerario di Abbadia San Salvatore

Siena area, Abbadia San Salvatore, Mining Museum

Abbadia San Salvatore at an altitude of 820m

The Parco Museo Minerario di Abbadia San Salvatore mining park and museum is located in the Monte Amiata mining area which for a long time was one of the most important cinnabar (the mineral that mercury is extracted from) deposits in the world. Today, the park and museum contain much evidence of the area’s industrial past, remembering its former well-being, but also the sacrifice, struggles and suffering. The Museo Minerario mining museum, housed in the old clock tower building, hosts a rich collection of minerals, equipment, work tools and photographs that tell the story of mercury and of the communities whose stories are closely linked to it: from the Neolithic populations, the Etruscans and the Romans, to the modern age. It is possible to visit the inside of a gallery depict- ing the miners’ working environment on board a mini-train.

Opening times
From 15th June to 1st November and for the Easter and Christmas festivities and pub- lic holiday weekends: every day, 9.30am-12.30pm and 3.30pm-6.30pm.
Open on request only at other times of the year. Galleria Liv VII In the month of October up to 4th November, on Saturdays and Sundays at 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. guided tours with former miners. Fro reservations: Tel. +39 0577 778324

Ticket prices
Full price: € 6,00. Reduction: € 5,00. Groups: € 5,00.

Guided tours
In Italian, English and German. 20% increase on the ticket price.

Useful Information
There is no access to the gallery at this moment in time.

How to get there
Cassia SS 2 road, follow the directions for Abbadia San Salvatore. - A1 motorway, Chiusi-Chianciano exit, then the Cassia SS 2 road, follow the directions for Abbadia San Salvatore. Train: 25 km from the Chiusi- Chianciano railway station, Rome-Florence line.
Bus: FI-RAMA bus service, Ab- badia San Salvatore-Chiusi Scalo route. - RAMA bus service, Abbadia San Salvatore-Grosseto route.

Info
Museo Minerario di Abbadia San Salvatore Piazzale R. Rossaro, 2 Abbadia San Salvatore (SI)

Consorzio Terre di Toscana - Tel. +39 0577 778324 Fax +39 0577 775221 www.terreditoscana.net info@terreditoscana.net

Comune di Abbadia San Salvatore - Tourist Office  Tel. +39 0577 77031

Apt Siena - Tel. +39 0577 280551-45900 Fax +39 0577 270676 www.terresiena.it info
aptsiena@terresiena.it


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