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Nature Reserves Upper Cecina Valley – Excursion Program 2016

 

Excursions, Events, Activities

season April – November 2016

The Nature Reserves of the Alta Val di Cecina

Guided tour, Trekking, events

Trekking, events and meetings with experts, including environmental education, artistic and sensory workshops etc. to discover the wilds crossed by man for millennia.
A breathtaking experience that gives us a better understanding of the history of man and his centuries-old relationship with nature.

Information and Booking

Reservations required with the exception of visits to Rocca Sillana and to Miniera di Montecatini on Friday afternoon

(they fall in the opening hours)

For further information and booking please contact: Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina
Valdera
; www.volterratur.it; info@volterratur.it; tel. 0588 860990588 87257

opening time: 9am/1pm; 2pm/6pm.

  • The excursions, in the afternoon and at night, must be booked by 1pm on the same excursion day.
  • The daily excursions must be booked by 5pm on the day prior the excursion.
  • Tutte le escursioni e le attività sono seguite da guide professioniste e/o da personale esperto.
  • All the excursions and activities are supervised by professional guides and/or experts. Shuttle bus not included.
  • acked-lunch not included.

The Nature Reserves of the Alta Val di Cecina

Not just a walk, coming and going but fully living a profound experience of nature, sometimes wild and untamed, and other times delightful and welcoming becoming part of our culture and presenting a unique landscape, a precious mosaic skilfully modelled by the people who had lived there for millennia, in the heart of Etruria.

A land of natural contrasts, an in between, a passage, culturally stressful, an articulated mosaic of nature that continuously surprises you, a delicate environmental equilibrium deserving discovery, to be understood and preserved.

All this in three extraordinary Nature Reserves (Berignone Forest, Monterufoli- Caselli Forest and Montenero), that have been classified as sites of a regional and community interest and protected areas, and another four protected areas of community importance (the Cecina River from Berignone to Ponteginori) and last but not least three of regional interest (Geothermal fields in M. Rotondo and Sasso Pisano, Valle del Pavone and Rocca Sillana, Balze of Volterra and the surrounding crete). About 12,000 hectares of a unique environment where one can enjoy the nature trails, trekking paths and didactic trails, fully equipped.

GUIDED TOUR
From 1st June at 30th September
THE WARMTH AND THE ENERGY UNDERFOOT
Visit of the Geothermical Museum of Larderello.

Trekking to the natural geothermic phenomena of Sasso Pisano and “aperitivo” Slow Food.
From 1/6 to 30/9 every Thursday h 16.00- 19.30.

Meeting point: Geothermal Energy Museum in Larderello at 16.00

Price € 8,00 – under 14 free.

People must provide their own transportation.

GUIDED TOUR
From 1st July to 31st August
The Geothermal Museum of Larderello
THE WARMTH AND THE ENERGY UNDERFOOT

Visit of the Geothermical Museum of Larderello.
Trekking to the natural geothermic phenomena of Monterotondo Marittimo and visit of the medieval village

From 1/7 to 31/8 every Friday h 16.00-19.30

Meeting point: Geothermal Energy Museum in Larderello at 16.00

Price € 6,00 – under 14 free.

People must provide their own transportation.

GUIDED TOUR
From 1st June at 30th September
ROCCA SILLANA, AN IMPOSING FORTRESS

Guided tour of the imposing ruins of the Rocca Sillana fortress with breathtaking views.
By day: from 1-6 to 30-9 – every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Friday. Guided tours at 16.00 – 17.00 – 18.00 and 19.00

Meeting point: directly at the Rocca Sillana which can be reached via a 800 m long path

Price € 3,00 – students and over 60 € 2,00

By night: From 1/7 to 31/8 every Tuesday night guided tours at 21.00 and 22.30

Meeting point: Parking lot of the Rocca Sillana

Price Euro 6,00 – under 14 free.

GUIDED TOUR
From 25th April to 30th September
THE COPPER MINE OF MONTECATINI

A journey to the centre of the Earth: guided tour of the copper mine in Montecatini Val di Cecina.

By day: from 25/04 to 30/9 every Friday at 16.00

By night: from 1/7 to 31/8 every Wednesday at 20.00 – 21.00 – 22.00 and 23.00. Possibility of a candle light dinner.

Meeting point at the entrance to the Mine Museum in Montecatini Val di Cecina

Price € 6,00 – under 14 free – Buffet dinner € 18 per person
Buffet dinner and guided tours € 23 per person.

GUIDED TOUR
From 15th July to 31st August
THE RIVER CECINA AND A PLUNGE INTO
CRYSTALLINE WATERS

Short excursion along one of the most beautiful water flows in Tuscany which ends with a dip in the crystalline waters.

From 15/7 to 31/8 – every Tuesday h 16.00- 20.00

Meeting point: in front of the train station of Saline di Volterra at 15.00

Price € 6,00 – under 14 free

People must provide their own transportation.

GUIDED TOUR
From 15th July to 31st August
HIDDEN CORNERS OF POMARANCE

A guided walk to discover the hidden corners of Pomarance!

From 15/7 to 31/8 every Thursday h. 11-13

Meeting point: Museum Bicocchi Palace, via Roncalli n.20 – at 11.00

Price € 6,00 – under 14 free.

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