The various archaeological and natural sites of the Parks make this area an interesting alternative to the traditional tourist destinations: a place where nature and archaeology converge to let you discover the charm of the "Toscana Minore". A Tuscany which is still unknown but from a tourist standpoint is greatly appreciated by those who have already discovered it.
Nature lovers will find fascinating archaeological and nature trails immersed in the Mediterranean scrub, whilst for the archaeological enthusiasts we can propose guided tours to important archaeological sites, medieval villages and museums.
The guided tours to the parks can be enriched further by wine and gastronomic moments dedicated to the tasting of typical products of the Val di Cornia (fine wines, quality oils and vegetables) or the well-being breaks in the spa centres of the area.
Some useful information
The Parks of the Val di Cornia can be visited all year round, especially in Spring and Autumn, because of the very mild climate of the area. Visitors are accompanied on the walks by qualified multilingual staff.
Tour itineraries can last half a day (min. 2 hours) or a full day (5-8 hours).
Visits can be personalised on the basis of individual interests and extended to include several Parks, Museums or Historical Centres.
Upon request, also adults can participate in experimental archaeological works on themes linked to the archaeology and archaeo-metallurgy in the archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia and in the Archaeological Mining Park of San Silvestro.
All services are by reservation
In the parks there are picnic areas, and refreshment centres that can provide lunches on booking.
You are advised to wear clothes suitable for the country, with trekking boots, head-cover for the summer months, and a sweater for going down the mines, where there is a constant temperature of between 13 and 14°C. You are advised to bring mosquito repellent if you are visiting the Sterpaia forest.
Proposals and rates for groups
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Booking is necessary for the group and school visits to all the Parks and Museums, arranging the visit with the Booking Office of the Val di Cornia Parks, tel 0565 226445 telefax: 0565 226521
Click here to download the booking form to be returned via fax or click here to complete the form online.