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From Volterra to… the centre of the earth – The Etruscan city and the copper mine in Montecatini Val di Cecina

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Follow the traces of a mysterious past, from the Acropolis to the Etruscan Museum, with its rich collection of cinerary urns and the disquieting “Ombra della Sera” (Shadow of the evening).
Alabaster, art, and tradition in Volterra, unique handicraft. Visit an alabaster workshop: feel the emotion of discovering how alabaster objects are created. Montecatini Val di Cecina: medieval evocations of this fascinating village linked with the thrill to walk down a tunnel, which leads to the bowel of the earth.
The history of Montecatini is tied to the Camporciano copper mine which was active until 1907 and gave its name to one to the biggest extraction companies in Europe: Montecatini S.p.a, which later became Montedison.

Proposal reserved to Adult Groups

Rate per Person:

2 days, 1 night

price in double room from Euro 119,00 per person

The price is calculated on min. 30 persons. Every 25 paying participants, one is free.
Supplement single room Euro 25,00.

On request prices for families, small groups and individuals

Program

Day 1

Morning

Arrival in Volterra and meeting with the guide.
Guided tour including Piazza dei Priori, Palazzo dei Priori, Cathedral, Baptistery, Archeological park, Porta all’Arco, Roman Theater and Etruscan Museum.
Free time for lunch
Afternoon

Free visit to an alabaster workshop with working demonstration.
Free time or autonomous visit to the Art Gallery.
Dinner, overnight and breakfast in a 3 star hotel in Volterra.

Day 2

Morning

Departure to Montecatini Val di Cecina and guided tour of the medieval village with the imposing Belforti tower.
Following, visit to the ancient copper mine, down a tunnel which leads to the bowels of the earth.
Lunch

In a farmhouse and visit of the farmhouse and dairy factory

Departure In the evening


The price includes

  • overnight in a 3 star hotel in double room
  • guided tour of Volterra HD
  • entrance fee to the Etruscan Museum, Alabaster EcoMuseum, Art Gallery, Palazzo dei Priori, Etruscan Acropolis and Roman Theatre
  • visit to an alabaster workshop
  • dinner in hotel
  • guided tour of the Montecatini Val di Cecina village and to the ancient copper mine
  • lunch in a farmhouse (main course, second course, side dish, dessert, 1/2 water and 1/4 wine)
  • visit to a dairy factory

The price does not include

- transport
- parking
- supplements, extra, tips and all that is not specified in “The Price includes”.

Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera S.c.r.l.
Via Franceschini, 34 - 56048 Volterra (PI) - PIVA 01308340502
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