In each of the seven municipalities, there are one or more “Porte del Parco” (Gateways to the Park), which are Reception Centres, Information Points, Documentation Centres and Museums and organise itineraries and guided visits, didactic workshops, seminars, vocational training courses, Alternative School-Work experiences and activities for undergraduates and doctoral students or post-graduate university courses.
The Colline Metallifere Grossetane National Park comprises the territory of the seven municipalities to the north of the Province of Grosseto – Follonica, Gavorrano, Massa Marittima, Montieri, Monterotondo Marittimo, Roccastrada and Scarlino – and is made up of a consortium comprising the Ministry of the Environment and Ecological Transition (MiTE) the Ministry of Culture (MiC) (former Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Mibact), the Region of Tuscany, the Province of Grosseto, the Unione dei Comuni Montana Colline Metallifere and the seven municipal administrations.
The Park’s institutional objectives are to recover, preserve and enhance the environmental, historical, cultural and technical-scientific heritage of the Metalliferous Hills, which are particularly marked by the mining experience, by promoting a tourist-cultural circuit and implementing projects linked to sustainability and the green economy.
The preservation of the geological, mining and archaeo-industrial heritage, the quality of the natural, environmental and landscape resources combined with the value of the archaeological evidence and the important examples of architecture and art, make it a varied protected area characterised by a unique and richly complex landscape. An ideal place to experience slow and unique tourism that follows the theme of rediscovering mining and underground work, and that narrates almost 300 million years of the Earth’s geological history. For all these reasons, the Park is also a Geopark part of the UNESCO World Network of Geoparks.