Piccola Miniera Gl.ost srl

La Piccola Miniera

Useful Information

Location: Near Porto Azzurro, in Pianetto at the road to Rio Marina. Turn off at the mine train.
Classification: SubterraneaMining Museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: D=30 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Piccola Miniera Gl.ost srl, Via Provinciale Est Strada provinciale est direzione Rio Marina, 57036 Porto Azzurro LI, Tel: +39-0565-95350.
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As the name says, La Piccola Miniera is a pretty small mine, nevertheless the mine visit includes a ride on a miner train. The museum in the entrance building is quite informative and has numerous models of mining machinery. It is also a good place to spend the time until the tour starts. The ticket office is behind the building at the train station. From here the trails start for a 20 min train ride with explanations from a tape. The train stops several times but it is not possible to leave the train. The mine is actually artificial and part of the museum, but the train is authentic. After the train ride any passenger gets a complimentary mineral.