Sistema archeo-minerario delle Alpi Apuane

The Apuan Alps Archaeology and Mining Structure

Museum of the Pietra Piegata of Levigliani di Stazzema, Lucca

The area of the Apuan Alps has a long mining history, and the goal of the Sistema Archeominerario delle Alpi Apuane (archaeology and mining structure of the Apuan Alps) is to make it known to the public and make the numerous mining sites accessible.

Currently it is possible to visit the Cappella archaeology and mining area near Stazzema, and the Museo della Pietra Piegata (Marble museum) in Levigliani. The archaeology and mining area is laid out below the parochial church of San Martino alla Cappella, between the sample extraction sites and small quarries of Bardiglio marble, slag heaps, dry-stone walls, square blocks and other signs of the mining activity carried out here between the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

The levigliani stonework museum retrieves documents and evidence of quarrying and processing especially of Apuan marbles, from the time of the Etruscans to the present day. There is also a collection of ancient and modern marbles, the historic archive of the naturalist and marble entrepreneur Emilio Simi (1820-1875), as well as a room dedicated to the archaeological finds in the Levigliani necropolis in the Ligurian Apuan Alps (III-II cent. BC).

Opening times
Museum: Every day in the months of July and August and over the Christmas holidays, over weekends in the months of April, May, June, September and October and by request in other periods. Archaeo- logical mining area: all year round.

Ticket price
Museum: The visit is included in the entrance ticket for the Antro del Corchia tourist Grottoes. Archaeological mining area. It is accessible to the public free of charge.

Guided tours
Museum: in Italian and English.

Useful Information
Museum: disabled access to the first floor only. We recommend that you wear trekking gear for the visit to the archaeology and mining area.

How to get there
Museum: From Forte dei Marmi: the SP "di Marina” road and then the Arni SP road in the direction of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana to Levigliani di Stazzema.
- A12 Genoa-Livorno motorway, Versilia exit; then the SP “di Marina” road and the Arni SP road in the direction of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana to Levigliani di Stazzema.
- Aurelia SS 1 road to Querceta di Seravezza, then the SP “di Marina” road and the Arni SP road in the direction of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana to Levigliani di Stazzema.
- From Castelnuovo di Garfagnana: SP 13 road to Levigliani. Train: 16 km from Forte dei Marmi railway station, Genoa - Pisa line. Bus: Vaibus, Seravezza - Castelnuovo di Garfagnana route.

Area archeomineraria: Aurelia SS 1 road to Querceta, then the SP “di Marina” road to Seravezza, then the Montagna SC road to Pieve della Cappella. A12 Genoa-Rosignano motorway, Versilia exit; then the SP “di Marina” road and the Montagna SC road to Pieve della Cappella. - From Castelnuovo di Garfagnana: SP 13 road and the SP “di Marina” road to Seravezza, then the Montagna SC road to Pieve della Cappella. Train: 8 km from Forte dei Marmi railway station, Genoa-Pisa line. Bus: Vaibus, Pietrasanta - Seravezza - Azzano route.

Information
Sistema Archeominerario delle Alpi Apuane Museo della pietra piegata Via IV Novembre, 70 Levigliani di Stazzema (LU)

Parco Regionale delle Alpi Apuane Biglietteria dell'Antro del Corchia Tel. +39 0584 778405 • Fax +39 0584 778053 www.parcapuane.it www.archeominerario.it info@antrocorchia.it

Apt Versilia - Tel. +39 0584 962233 Fax +39 0584 47336 www.aptversilia.it
info@aptversilia.it

Unione di Comuni Alta Versilia
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