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The energy and culture of the present projected into a more renewable future. The new Geothermics Museum is near Enel Green Power’s Larderello offices
"The veins pour forth smoking waters because of the vapors the earth has in her belly, who draws them up from the abyss".
Dante Alighieri, The Rhymes, Book VI, 1296
The esteemed poet used these words to depict geothermal lands in the warm heart of Tuscany. Today, the history of Earth’s energy is in the Larderello Geothermics Museum in the municipal territory of Pomarance (Pisa) near Enel Green Power’s offices. It’s an interactive museum with lots of technological and multimedia content, designed to help visitors understand the myriad technical-industrial applications and the evolution of this natural resource.
The museum is an important part of Tuscany’s vast, ancient and complex geothermal history. Enel Green Power harnesses that energy through its 34 geothermal electric power plants in the region (for a total of 37 production groups): 16 in the province of Pisa, 9 in the province of Siena and 9 in the provincial territory of Grosseto. Total production is around 6 billion KWh, which meets over 30% of the region’s energy needs. It supplies heat to over 10 thousand residential customers and companies in the geothermal area and to nearly 30 hectares of greenhouses and dairies, thereby helping to power an important supply chain of agriculture, gastronomy and tourism; the area receives over 60 thousand visitors per year.
Enel Green Power exports its know-how all over the world, the result of many years of research and innovation in the field of geothermic phenomena.
The museum takes you on a journey through past, present and future to discover this unique part of Italy’s renewable energy heritage.
Ancient power, fascinating history, a museum that brings it all to life!
Contact the museum to book a paid visit with a local tour guide versed in history and the environment, or enjoy a free visit and use the ProScenium system to guide you through the museum listening to a narrator’s voice accompanied by lights to draw your attention to specific parts of the exhibit.
From 16 March to 31 October
Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last access at 6:00 p.m.)
From 1 November to 15 March
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Monday, last access at 4:30 p.m.)
Monday winter time.
Also closed on December 25, 26, 31 and January 1st.
Info and booking
Tel: +39 0588 67724