The Geothermal Museum in Larderello is Growing

Published on Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Visitors to the Museum’s new spaces can dive into the history of geothermal energy, moving through furnishings, books, photos and original archives left by the Conte De Larderel, the original owner of the building, which is the most impressive and luxurious palace of 19th-century Livorno.

“The exhibition material has been organised into 12 new rooms, with an itinerary that unfolds among the original 19th-century spaces and furnishings.”

The new wing includes a historical library and tells the story of Larderello, from its origins to the development of its early industry and energy plants. It offers a rich photographic archive to tourists, scholars and anyone who is curious. 

“Palazzo de Larderel is an ideal starting point for getting to know the geothermal areas and understanding the complexities of a hundred-year-old history made up of people, industry and technology.”

The Geothermal Museum in Larderello was founded at the end of the 1950s, connecting museum exhibitions with the history of the evolution of geothermal energy use, from research techniques to drilling models.

The new wing will be used for visits, currently run directly by Enel Green Power, by reservation only. EGP is working to set up a shared management with Idealcoop, which already performs guided tours on the ground floor of the Geothermal Museum, open to the public for visits all year, free of charge.