Lardarello Museum of Geothermal re-opens its doors to the public

Lardarello Museum of Geothermal re-opens its doors to the public New website for Larderello Geothermics Museum of Enel, Tuscany/ Italy (source: screenshot)
Alexander Richter 13 Jun 2020

With gradual re-opening of public life, Enel Green Power has announced that it is re-opening the Museum of Geothermal in Lardarello, Tuscany in Italy to the public - while maintaining strong safety precautions.

During the pandemic and lockdown in Italy, geothermal energy has not stopped, continuing to guarantee renewable energy and heat to the region of Tuscany. So it is definitely great to see things getting – while slowly – back to normal.

Now also the  Museum of Geothermal  of Larderello, in the municipal area of ??Pomarance, has officially reopened its doors to the public to support the gradual recovery of  sustainable tourism , in collaboration with the institutions, the associative fabric of the territories and Co.Svi.G. Geothermal Areas Development Consortium.

In order to guarantee the protection of visitors and Museum staff,  Enel Green Power Italia has adopted all safety measures , equipping the entrance of the station with a  disinfectant gel  and detecting visitors’ body temperature and limiting access only to  visits by reservation  thanks to the service activated at the tourist offices of Volterra, which can be contacted every day from 9.30 to 13 and from 14 to 18 tel. 0588-86099, , and Pomarance (available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 10 to 13, while on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 15 to 19, tel. 0588-62089, tourist office  or by email: .

The museum, which can only be accessed if  equipped with a mask, will be  open according to the summer timetable every day from 9 to 18.30 , with last access at 18. Visitors must follow the visiting instructions prepared for the reopening, through special signs and methods of use displayed at the entrance.

“We are very happy with the reopening of the Museum which represents a further step towards a return to normality – commented the mayor of Pomarance  Ilaria Bacci – The Museum of Geothermal Energy of Larderello promotes our renewable energy and represents a fundamental element of our tourist system, central to enhancing the places of our territory and we await many visitors. I thank Enel Green Power Italia, the Tourist Consortium and Idelacoop for the great effort made to quickly reopen the museum in safety according to the prescribed prescriptions.

“The Geothermal Museum of Enel Green Power Italia, managed by Idealcoop, tells the story of the energy through  10 rooms that unfold in an  interactive path, with a high technological and multimedia content, designed to allow visitors to learn about the many technical and industrial applications as well as the fascinating history and evolution of this natural resource.

In November 2017 the Museum was enriched with a new wing on the first floor which was the home of De Larderel with a further 12 rooms – currently reserved for visits managed directly by Enel Green Power Italia – which house the historical library, the origins of Larderello, its development from chemistry to electrical activity, the historical photographic archive.

The museum represents a fundamental element of the wider context of Tuscan geothermal energy, ancient in its suggestive origins and of great innovation in its industrial applications both from a technological and environmental sustainability point of view.

Enel Green Power manages this reality through the  34 geothermal power plants  (for a total of 37 production groups) distributed between the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Grosseto for a production of  around 6 billion kWh  capable of meeting almost 30% of the energy needs regional, also providing heat useful to heat about 10 thousand residential users  as well as companies of geothermal territories, about 30 hectares of greenhouses, dairies and an important agricultural, gastronomic and tourist supply chain.

Source: La Nazione