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Services and Itineraries for People with Disabilities in Parchi della Val di Cornia

Parchi della Val di Cornia S.p.A. is a company mainly consisting of public capital which was established in 1993 according to the will of the Municipalities of Val di Cornia (Campiglia Marittima, Piombino, San Vincenzo, Sassetta, and Suvereto) with the aim to enhance the archaeological and naturalistic values of this territory through safeguard and promotion:

  • Creation and management of welcome and accessibility services (visitor centers, experimental archaeology and environmental didactics centers, naturalistic and archaeological itineraries, museums and guided visits)
  • Creation and management of complementary services (bookshops, restaurants, hostels, parking areas, etc.)

The creation of entirely accessible structures, both buildings (ex. Museums, Visitor Centers, Welcome services) and Park areas, represents a typical feature of our work since the foundation of Parchi della Val di Cornia S.p.A.
As a consequence, several works have been carried out to give everyone the possibility to enjoy the cultural and natural beauties of this charming territory.

Populonia Territory Archaeological Museum
Populonia Territory Archaeological Museum

Baratti and Populonia Archaeological Park (Golfo di Baratti)

Accessibility to people with disabilities is guaranteed in the Visitor Center, along the routes of San Cerbone Necropolis and Via delle Cave up to Campo all'Arpia, along the monumental route of the Acropolis and, of course, in the places and along the itineraries that people with disabilities consider to be accessible, according to their motor skills.

  • Populonia Territory Archaeological Museum (Piombino)
    There are no architectural barriers, lift for people with disabilities.>>>

San Silvestro Archeological and Mining Park (Campiglia M.ma)

Temperino Museum is accessible to people with disabilities; as far as Temperino Mine is concerned, only a few stretches are accessible, but only if you are led by a Park guide or operator. Moreover, the Mining Equipment and Miners Museums situated in the area of Pozzo Earle, as well as the train in Lanzi-Temperino Gallery, are accessible.

Poetical artistic itinerary in Sterpaia Woodland (book tree)
Poetical artistic itinerary in Sterpaia Woodland (book tree)

Sterpaia Coastal Park (Piombino)

All the seaside resorts along the eastern coast of Piombino/Sterpaia Park comply with accessibility criteria. In the central part of Sterpaia, near the refreshment point "Il Nano Verde" there is a protected itinerary to reach the sandy shore and there are accessible toilets. Moreover, the Park area has been provided with service equipment essential to guarantee a pleasant and comfortable stay. Out of the 8 blocks of toilets that have been recently built, 4 are accessible to disabled people in the following locations: "Carlappiano", "Sterpaia", "Mortelliccio", "Il Pino". Moreover, four wooden footboards have been built to enable small means with wheels (prams, wheelchairs) to cross the dune: they are adequately indicated by the road signs in loc. Perelli, Carlappiano, Sterpaia, Mortelliccio. Special net riddles have been connected to the footbridges giving thus the opportunity to reach the sea and, in loc. Carlappiano there is a wheelchair for anyone who may wish to have a bath.

Rimigliano Coastal Park (San Vincenzo)

Accessibility is exclusively guaranteed in Podere Tuscania complex. The protected itinerary leading to the sandy shore is indicated by special road sings: from the parking area of Podere Tuscania, follow the directions for trail no. 9 and the arrows with the wheelchair symbol on an orange background.

Poggio Neri Forest Park

In order to guarantee the accessibility of this nature resource, a trail accessible to people with disabilities has been prepared. The trail has a total length of 500m and develops across a woodland dominated by Mediterranean maquis, protected by a fence.
Meeting point: Loc. "Bufalaio" (about 1.5 km from Sassetta along the SS road Sassetta-Suvereto)

At School in the Parks

Since the birth of Val di Cornia Parks system, environmental education for schools has always played an important role, leading to specific management choices and investments aiming at continuously improving the offer.

Our visiting proposals:

  • one-day school trips including guided tours along archaeological and naturalistic trails in the local parks and museums;
  • one-day school trips including experimental archaeology and environmental education workshops;
  • school trips lasting two or more days, combining the tours with experimental archaeology and environmental education workshops carried out outdoors or in equipped classrooms.

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