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Ecomuseo delle Miniere e della Val Germanasca

Localita' Paola, 10060 Prali, Italy
+39 0121 806987
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A must-do!

Very good place to visit! For all the people who like the atmosphere of 'the underground'. We were... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
Made-In-Mars
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Marseille, France
Well-organized mining museum, exceptionally evocative

I had heard for a long time about the talc mine Museum in Val Germanasca, and I has long wanted to... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2016
Brun066
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Florence, Italy
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Situato in Val Germanasca, a circa 70 Km a sud-ovest di Torino nel cuore delle valli Valdesi ed Occitane, il Centro di Accoglienza dell'Ecomuseo delle Miniere e della Val Germanasca offre al pubblico la possibilita di vivere entusiasmanti momenti di scoperta. La peculiarita che rende il Centro di Accoglienza dell'Ecomuseo "sito di eccellenza" e la presenza delle due miniere "Paola" e "Gianna" che, con oltre 4 km di gallerie allestite, hanno consentito di creare due percorsi di visita unici a livello internazionale: ScopriMiniera e ScopriAlpi.
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Sep 8, 2017
“A must-do!”
Oct 5, 2016
“Well-organized mining museum, exceptionally evocative”
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Localita' Paola, 10060 Prali, Italy
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+39 0121 806987
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Very good place to visit! For all the people who like the atmosphere of 'the underground'. We were 7 and most of us enjoyed. Of course it is cold down there but the guide explained how people worked there. But be careful! The visit is...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had heard for a long time about the talc mine Museum in Val Germanasca, and I has long wanted to visit. The opportunity came recently: in my journey of a long weekend in the western Piedmont, the mine was therefore a not-to-miss. My expectations...More

Thank Brun066
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

On a VERY hot day, we were happy to visit this mine in Prali, which for almost 200 years until it closed in the 1990's mined talc,which apart from its use in the cometics industry is used in a large number of other industries too.Our...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Very nice example of geoheritage and industrial heritage site. You will see many things - from geology, to everyday miners life. There is a nice visitors center and souvenir shop. In visitors center you can see very interesting movie about the mine before the modern...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2012

great for kids and grown up a miner train takes you into the mine they give you a helmet to wear. Need warm clothes in summer too. Usually no english spoken but it isn't really necessary because you understand quite a lot by what you...More

Thank Rara G
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