Wonderful panoramic photos of Tuscany by Marco Stucchi

All photos by Marco Stucchi This post is a selection of some of the most evocative and unusual images of underground Tuscany, a well-preserved world full of charm and wild beauty. Click on the photo to have a 360° view. The Grotta del Vento (Wind Caves) in Fornovolasco The Grotta del Vento or Wind Cave is located in one of the wildest areas of the Natural Park of the Apuan Alps and it is considered one of the most beautiful caves in Europe with regard to the morphological aspects. Entering the cave, visitors will find an endless variety of limestone concretions and a multitude of large rooms, dizzying wells, stalactites and stalagmites, castings polychrome, alabaster drapes and crystal lakes.
Grotta Del Vento by Marco Stucchi
Grotta Del Vento by Marco Stucchi
There are three paths in the Grotta del Vento, each one with different characteristics. The first path is quite flat and rich in limestone concretions of extraordinary beauty. The second path begins with a deep, breathtaking abyss and continues with a slight downhill till a small underground river. Wide stairs and a huge vertical well characterize the third path.
Grotta Del Vento by Marco Stucchi
Grotta Del Vento by Marco Stucchi
  La Miniera del Ginevro (Ginevro Mine) in Capoliveri, Elba Island These images describe the underground mine of Ginevro, located in Capoliveri, Elba Island and active until 1981. The mine is structured on three levels of galleries, running for approximately 5 kilometers:
  • the first level at +6 meters above sea level;
  • the second level -24 meters above sea level;
  • the third level -54 meters above sea level.
Ginevro cave by Marco Stucchi
Ginevro cave by Marco Stucchi
Entire convoys of old wagons are parked on the tracks of the mine. There is a gallery that leads to the most impressive part of the mine, where remains of the hard work in the mine lie (c'è troppe volte la parola mine). In this area you can find a crushing plant, an elevator and some electrical panels. The final part of the gallery widens to contain an entire garage for the trains.
Ginevro cave by Marco Stucchi
Ginevro cave by Marco Stucchi
This is a spectacular view of the mine and portrays the mine-growing. In 1974 the ceiling collapsed letting the sunlight enter. After a series of tunnels lighted only by torches you arrive to a strait and narrow passage between the rocks that leads to a niche where you can admire the sunlight.   Pisa: the Leaning Tower and the Miracle Square.
Pisa by Marco Stucchi
Pisa by Marco Stucchi
In Tuscany you cannot miss one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Miracle Square.