Parks and museums without barriers
One of the strategic aims of our company Parchi Val di Cornia SpA is to guarantee accessibility to the cultural heritage for all categories of visitors.
When developing the Parks and Museum System, Parchi Val di Cornia Spa strived to guarantee full accessibility to the structures and to the natural and archaeological areas.
However, in some cases the nature of the sites inevitably only allows partial access to the archaeological areas located at the high points of the longer and more arduous trails and access to the underground world is even more complex.
In some cases this has resulted in projects aimed at spreading knowledge of the heritage; that is, making it “accessible in all senses”.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF BARATTI AND POPULONIA
Gulf of Baratti
The Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, due to the very nature of the monuments conserved there and their location, are not accessible to users of wheelchairs unless accompanied or in a motorised wheelchair suitable for uneven or rough ground (only part of the Necropolis of San Cerbone and the Acropolis). There is wheelchair access to the park’s Visitor Centre; instead, ask the Park’s management about access to the “Davide Mancini” Experimental Archaeology Centre.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MINES PARK OF SAN SILVESTRO
Wheelchair accessible: the Museum of Temperino in the same building as the ticket office, the Museum of Mining Equipment and Miners located at Pozzo Earle and the Lanzi-Temperino Tunnel with the train.
The Park has tourist accommodation equipped for people with reduced mobility.
The training centre and Villa Lanzi documentation centre are also fully accessible.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF THE TERRITORY OF POPULONIA
There are no architectonic barriers and there lifts for wheelchair users. Multi-sensory itineraries have been designed for visitors with visual and hearing impairment but which are also a stimulating tactile-visual-auditory experience for all visitors.
MUSEUM OF DOLL ART
No architectonic barriers.
ROCCA ALDOBRANDESCA MUSEUM
The museum is not wheelchair accessible. You can reach the Rocca and visit the outdoor areas from a car park located close the entrance, equipped with a lift. The guided visits to the museum take place outdoors and, therefore, wheelchair users can take part without then accessing the rooms of the museum.
STERPAIA COASTAL PARK
All the bathing establishments present in the area of the Sterpaia Park have been designed to be fully accessible for wheelchair users.
In the heart of the Sterpaia Park there is a path that can be used by wheelchair users to reach the beach where there are also shaded terraces (on the beach and in the pine grove) equipped as stopping points.
Of the 6 toilet blocks, 4 are wheelchair accessible at:
Special boardwalks allow wheelchair users to reach the sea at all the bathing establishments and beaches in the park.
POGGIO NERI FOREST PARK
To allow everyone to enjoy this natural resource, a trail has been created that is suitable also for wheelchair users.
The trail is 500 m long in the Mediterranean scrub wood and is protected by safety barriers.
Meeting point: at “Bufalaio” (approx. 1.5 km from Sassetta on the Sassetta-Suvereto main road). Go to the services page.