Hiking to discover the mines of Elba Print E-mail

Hiking to discover the mines of Elba

trekking Elba - miniere di Rio Marina

Where science and poetry meet

Hiking excursion in the mines that were worked for 3000 years. 

 trekking Elba - parco minerario Eastern Elba has a  mineralogical heritage of exceptional historical and archaeological importance.  The Elban iron has, since antiquity, been regarded as exceptional, and the extraction of oligist, the bright Elban hematite, began by the Etruscans continued for 3000 years of history, moulding the land and the people of Eastern Elba.  For more than two thousand years the mineral was extracted: in the past by digging tunnels, then from the eighteen hundreds the mineral extraction was carried out in the open air, by the means knocking down great horizontal slices of mountain, creating a striking panorama of enormous concentric steps.  Today, for the first time, it is possible to take a guided excursion on foot or mountain bike within this surreal environment, to discover and get to know one of the most interesting and fascinating environments on Elba, with the precious collaboration of the mine guides, who will enrich our visit with their deep knowledge of stories, secrets and anecdotes.  Walking means you enter in a full symbiosis with the magical world of the mines.  We can observe, touch, weigh the minerals, reliving, with the help of numerous finds, the rites of thousands of years of extraction, which is the bloody and anarchic history and culture of this portion of the island.  Walking through the coloured paths of the mine we are able to deepen our knowledge of the numerous naturalistic and historic aspects of this exceptional open air museum.  At the end of the excursion we will make a brief visit to the mineral museum, to admire mineral samples, historic photos, maps and various relics.

Half day: time: 09.00-13.00.  Children up to 12 years old (accompanied by their parents): 50% reduction. 50%

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