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Charme of Geology
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New Years Eve 2019-20
Courses at Villa Palagione organized by external associations/teachers
The Charme of Geology

4 days of guided tours or hiking through interesting geological sites: "Le biancane" nature park of Monterotondo Marittimo and Geothermal Energy Museum of Larderello, the old Copper Mine and Mining Museum of Montecatini Val di Cecina, the marble quarries of Carrara and an excursion to a place interesting for its minerals and industrial archeology.


Course dates



per person, 1 week (7 nights)

Rate includes :

  • Accommodation in double room for 7 nights (arriving on Saturday and leaving on Saturday).
  • Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks not included)
  • Organised excursions on 4 days
  • Free bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure days for guests travelling with public transport.

Rate does not include:

  • Single room supplement (€ 175 per week)
  • Drinks at dinner
  • City tax 1€ per person/night. City tax is chargeable for a maximum of 3 nights

Management: Christa Kirchberger, hiking guide (guida ambientale escursionistica, GAE)

The course "The Charme of Geology" is organised and carried out by the Italian cultural association "Villa Palagione Centro Interculturale"

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