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Il Monte Amiata

Museum of the Mercury Mines of Mount Amiata


Partially accessible for disabled Bookshop available


Santa Fiora - Il Monte Amiata


     
 
 

Address

Piazza Garibaldi 25 - Centro storico

The museum

The museum is housed on the ground floor of the old Palazzo Sforza-Cesarini, and runs through six rooms which retrace the mining activities and related events significant to the area of Mount Amiata between 1800 and 1900, with particular attention given to the area between the towns of Santa Fiora and Castell'Azzara. The exhibition documents historical techniques of mercury surveying and extraction and the mining sites of the area, and exhibits tools and equipment used by the miners. Especially interesting is the reconstruction of a section of an inclined underground mine tunnel set up to display the common work tools of the miners. The museum narrates, through documents and photographs, the tragic consequences of work in the mines, but also the strikes and demonstrations organized by the workers to fight for better working conditions. The building also houses a small section of archaeological finds dating from the third century BC. The library and documentary and photographic archives may be consulted on request. There are guided tours of the museum and, on request, of the chestnut orchard and the Fiora aqueduct.

Activities

guided tours of the museum and, on request, the chestnut grove and the Fiora aqueduct.

Bookshop

Yes

Accessibility for disabled

Partially accessible

Opening hours

Consult the website www.minieredimercurio.it

Price

2.00 full; 1.50 reduced; 1.00 school visits

Contacts

Director: Davide Franceschelli
Info and reservations: 347/7036157    0564/965220
Email: museominiere@yahoo.it
Web: www.minieredimercurio.it
Web: www.cm-amiata.gr.it/ambiente_e_territorio/turismo_e_cultura/da_visitare-255_609.html
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