When you arrive in Abbadia San Salvatore, whether for a holiday or a business trip, one of the destinations that should not be missed is the Mining Museum Park. A unique experience that leaves its mark to those who have no knowledge of the underground life that led the inhabitants of the place until the 70s
The mercury mine of Abbadia San Salvatore was one of the largest in the world and employed thousands of workers, who, using continuous shifts, extracted the cinnabar from which the famous liquid metal called mercury was obtained through chemical procedures.
The extraction processes have undergone significant changes over the years of the mine and the visit to the Museum guides you with qualified personnel, through all the historical steps, from the first rudimentary extractions up to modern excavation technologies.
The most evocative part is certainly the visit to the VII gallery with an original train, led by museum guides that covering the 250 meters underground, make the visitors experience the experiences of the miners.
The visit to the museum is divided into three main routes:
- “The places of Mercury” Multimedia Museum
- The visit to the Gallery VII on board the miners’train (cars driven by an original locomotive)
- The “Torre dell’Orologio” Documentary Museum.
If you want to find out more about the Abbadia San Salvatore Mining Museum Park and buy tickets online, visit the website terre-di-toscana.com,
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