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The oldest copper mine in Italy
Visit the the ancient copper mine in Montecatini Val di Cecina, taste a selection of Tuscan flavours and enjoy a cooking lesson

About one kilometer from the historic center of Montecatini Val di Cecina is the ancient copper mine of Caporciano, used from the Etruscan era until 1900. The recovery of an ancient productive place has boosted a fascinating journey between history and memory in the footsteps of the miners, through tunnels, wells and industrial archaeology.

The Mining Museum, housed in the fourteenth-century Palazzo Pretorio in Montecatini, is also part of the tour circuit and illustrates the wide range of resources, locations and activities related to the sector.

After this visit you will taste a selection of local cold cuts and cheese, have lunch in a farmhouse or in a typical restaurant and then take part in a cooking class where you will learn to cook some typical Tuscan dishes: at the end of the lesson you will delight your palate with a magnificent dinner.


  • Reservation required 
  • Minimum 2 participants, maximum 10
  • The price is per person

Montecatini Val di Cecina, PI, Italia
From 24 November 2020 to 31 December 2021
Prices include
  • Guided tour of the ancient copper mine in Montecatini Val di Cecina
  • Tasting of pecorino cheese
  • Lunch in farmhouse or restaurant (starter, main course, second course, side
  • dish, dessert), drinks extra
  • Cooking class
  • Final dinner after the cooking lesson (drinks extra)

Everything that is not expressly reported in this section is to be considered excluded from the indicated price

Supplemental charges
  • Drinks during meals
  • Transport
  • Tour leader during the tour (price for tour leader FD Euro 200,00 extra)
  • Supplements, extra, tips

Arrival in Montecatini Val di Cecina and meeting with the tour guide. Guided tour “In the mine as in a whale’s belly”
At the end of the visit “Cheese Appetizer”, guided tasting of pecorino cheese

In a farmhouse or typical restaurant with local products

Cooking class “Tuscan dishes” in a farmhouse or restaurant and dinner with the culinary delights cooked during the lesson

Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina scrl
P.IVA: 0130834 050 2
via franceschini, 34
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