An emotional visit, in the company of an old miner telling you stories about the living in Amiata during the mine époque. The visit include the itinerary inside the museum and the visit to the underground mine gallery by old train.
The wide mine area around Abbadia San Salvatore is what remains of the recent industrial history of Mount Amiata: during of the second half of ‘800, cinnabar was found under the mountain surface; this gave birth to an industrial revolution that transform the Amiata Mountain in one of the most important mine centers for the production of mercury all over the world together with Almaden (Spain) and Idjia (Slovenia) mine sites.
The mine closed in 1972 and since then the Mine is a Park for industrial archaeology. Part of it must be restored and part of it is nowadays used as museum.
The visit that the museum proposes is extremely evocative and emotional: it is worth a visit!