THE ABANDONED MENTAL ASYLUM AND ‘SAN FINOCCHI’ CEMETERY IN VOLTERRA
THE COPPER MINE IN MONTECATINI VALDICECINA
Volterra & Valdicecina || more information:
More about Volterra here
Book your dinner at Volterra State Prison here
Just the kind of information I would have loved to find on-line before my arrival (and trust me when I say that I’ve been looking for it all around the web…)
PEEK THROUGH | You find both the abandoned mental asylum of Volterra and the former copper mine of Montecatini in my video “6 days in Tuscany…in 60 seconds“
Check out my ‘Abandoned Italy‘ series!
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You should know by now how much I love industrial archaeology: walking through abandoned factories makes me feel as I’ve just survived the apocalypse, while browsing all the machinery (once loud and majestic, now rusty and no longer in use) is my way of meditating on the fleeting substance of life.
My high-school was so close to the main station, that it would have been a huge waste to never using a trip to the town of food, sea and amazing people. (I do realize it may sound as a cliché but.. ehy, have you ever met an annoying Neapolitan?).
|picture from www.sandroconti.it|