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Museo Minerario Rio Marina

The Island of Elba Mining Park in Rio Marina

Archaeological Mining Area

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The park offers a great deal of enticing ways to discover the “land of iron”: trails on foot or by mountain bike in the silent Valle dei Mulini; a trail in the Ginevro underground gallery in Capoliveri, dug into the rocks and without any wood supports; excursions to the open-cast quarries in Rio Marina and Rio Albano. And, to round off the visit, we recommend that you stop off at the Museo dei Minerali e dell'Arte Mineraria minerals and art of mining museum (Rio Marina), and the Museo dei Minerali “Alfeo Ricci” mineral museum (Capoliv- eri) and the Museo Archeologico del Distretto Minerario mining district archaeological museum (Rio nell’Elba) which help you to understand – with collections of minerals, archaeological finds, reconstructions of the original mines, films and photographs – the history of this island: from the Copper Age to the Middle Ages, to the present day.

In addition, there are also two guided tours in Rio Marina: 
- “Cercandoi Minerali”(Looking for Minerals): visit to a mining site with the possibility to look for, keep and collect samples of minerals
- “Trekking in Miniera” (Trekking in the Mines): visit to the main mining sites.

Opening times
Spring, summer: mornings and afternoons. Autumn, winter: on request only.

Guided tours
Full price Reductions
In Italian, English and German. Included in the ticket price.

Tour routes
There are three easy trails.

Useful Information
Trekking gear is recommended.

How to get there
Piombino is the nearest port. The island of Elba is connected to the mainland by the Toremar and Moby Lines ferry companies. In the low season, there are 15 trips a day. From May to Sep- tember there is a trip every half hour. The crossing lasts around 40 min for Rio Marina, and 1h for Portoferraio. With the Toremar hydrofoil you can reach the port of Cavo in 15 min. In high season it is advisable to book. Genoa-Livorno motorway, Rosignano exit; continue on the Livorno-Grosseto main road to Venturina. From here you can reach Piombino in a few minutes. - Bologna-Florence-Pisa-Livorno motorway, Rosignano exit; con- tinue on the Livorno-Grosseto main road to Venturina. From here you can reach Piombino in a few minutes. - Rome-Grosseto motorway, continue on the Aurelia main road until the Venturina-Isola d’Elba exit. Trains: Connecting trains for Pi- ombino Marittima from Campiglia station, on the Genoa-Rome line.