Trail and Mining Tunnels of Cornacchino


Loc. Cornacchino – Castell’Azzara


Thanks to financing from the “Committee for the Provisional Management of the Museum Park of the Mines of Mount Amiata” it was possible to realize a designated trail and restoration of two of the former mining tunnels of the mine of Cornacchino near Castell’Azzara. The mine, whose area covered part of a cinnabar field already known to the Etruscans, was in use from 1877 to 1919. From the existing documentation, it can be established that the two restored tunnels date from before 1889. The trail departs from the locality of “Quercia Gobba”, or “Hunchbacked Oak”, and crosses a picturesque wood for about 500 metres along the gorge of Fosso del Cornacchino, finally reaching the two mining tunnels known by the name of “Galleria Ritorta”, or “Twisted Tunnel”. The trail and tunnels can be safely visited and guided tours are available by reservation.


guided tours subject to booking



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on request
+39 338.7911311



Full Ticket *

Reduced ticket **

ARCIDOSSO: Sezione Espositiva del Centro Studi D. Lazzaretti  € 5,00 € 3,00
ARCIDOSSO: Centro Visite del Parco Faunistico del Monte Amiata  € 5,00 € 3,00
ARCIDOSSO: “ Il Medioevo: Arcidosso e la nascita del Paesaggio Amiatino e Maremmano secoli X- XIV”  € 5,00 € 3,00
ARCIDOSSO: “ Museo Arte e Cultura Orientale (MACO)”  € 5,00 € 3,00
CASTEL DEL PIANO: Raccolta d’arte di Palazzo Nerucci  € 5,00 € 3,00
CASTEL DEL PIANO – Montegiovi (raccolta privata): Giardino “Arte a Parte” di Piero Bonacina  € 5,00 € 3,00
CASTEL DEL PIANO – Montenero: Museo della Vite e del Vino  € 5,00 € 3,00
CASTELL’AZZARA: Gallerie del Cornacchino  € 5,00 € 3,00
CASTELL’AZZARA: Villa Sforzesca  € 5,00 € 3,00
CINIGIANO: Casa Museo di Monticello Amiata  € 5,00 € 3,00
ROCCALBEGNA – Santa Caterina: Museo etnografico di Santa Caterina  € 5,00 € 3,00
SANTA FIORA – Museo delle Miniere di Mercurio del Monte Amiata  € 5,00 € 3,00
SEMPRONIANO – Museo Mineralogico  € 5,00 € 3,00


* Can only be used for visiting the museum that issued it and has daily validity;
** Can only be used for visiting the museum that issued it and has daily validity;

Unique Ticket of Access to all the museums listed above FULL REDUCED
€ 8,00 € 4,00

REDUCED: young people under the age of 18, students under the age of 25, over 65 years,  families and accompanying people with disabilities.


Director: Luisa Colombini
Info and reservations: 338.7911311