Mines in Sardinia

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Mines in Sardinia

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  • Simon61_12
    Milan, Italy36 contributions
    This is an old mine of the Sulcis Iglesiente: an impressively ingenious work of engineering to speed up the shipments of minerals.
    We took the tour in English and our guide was very knowledgeable and thorough in explaining both the scientific/geological aspects and the historical/social context of the mines. We followed his recommendation and went to visit Iglesias and Pozzo Sella next, and we discovered two new gems in the region.

    Porto Flavia is next to a superb beach and offers breath taking views on the coast.
    Written August 20, 2019
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  • ColinTravels
    Southampton, UK37 contributions
    Facts visitors need:

    - Check opening days and times in advance
    - 90 min guided tour in Italian
    - This is a one way mine train ride, from entrance to end of trail
    - You walk back mostly through the tunnels in low light. Significant distance if walking with young children or any impairment.
    - Train ride fun and enjoyed by the kids
    - Beautiful sea views enjoyed by adults
    - Hard hats provided but didn't fit children well
    - Best to book in advance ...

    Visiting is an experience: a mix between breath-taking and infuriating! It all starts with trying to solve the few evident clues about when it is open (set days, times), where the entrance is located (on a hill next to town and not the museum near the harbour) and whether there are any places available (phone active occasionally, no email reply, and finally a reply through Facebook messenger on second attempt by pasting my message translated to Italian courtesy of Google).

    Although the mine train ride was great for the kids and the views beautiful, I don't think I'd take my young family again. Firstly the long walk back through tunnels and secondly the many 10min guide speeches only in Italian that we had to wait and listen to.

    Shame, it's a great attraction but the operation needs overhaul with a focus on catering for visitors.
    Written June 2, 2019
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  • Margaret B
    Province of Carbonia-Iglesias, Italy2 contributions
    What a wonderful welcome myself and 2 granddaughters received, we arrived totally on the of chance of being able to see inside this place. At the top of the hill we could see 4 men deep in conversation, once we were there the guide asked what language we spoke when I replied Only English he informed me that he didn’t speak English but one of the other Men spoke a little it transpired that these 3 Men were studying MINERALS at university we had a fabulous time visiting here nothing appeared to be to much trouble for them. We must of spent 2 hours walking through I seriously can’t thank the young man interpreting for us enough and our guide was such a delight he was very knowledgeable and a jovial gentleman. I wish the society the very best for the future and hope that they succeed with the plans to open the second gallery I very much recommend this small but joyous historical place to visit. Thank you for your time and effort for making our visit so warm and welcoming
    Margaret.
    Written October 25, 2019
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  • Angelo P
    San Francisco, CA540 contributions
    Fantastic visit to a very interesting museum showing all the aspects of the miners' life. The guide was super knowledgeable and kind to answer in details to every questions we had.
    The visit in the actual mines was priceless.
    Written September 13, 2021
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  • Sara M
    Bergamo, Italy3 contributions
    Visiting the Mine of Montevecchio has given us a clearer understanding of what Sardinian local people life has been for more than 150 years, since the ‘90s and which struggles they’ve faced to make a living. 🙏

    All to let the world go around.

    The visit was very interesting, clearly understandable (ita-eng) and our guide Cristina was especially loving and playful with all visitors, children included. She answered as much as was possible to all our questions and really made the difference in realizing the history of Montevecchio Mines and of the people that worked over there.

    People can normally move by car from one site to the other. We were moving by foot and it was not an issue, distances are not too far from each other.

    12€ best invested. (Such a cheap ticket to preserve the huge and valuable site of this mine)
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND 😍
    Written August 6, 2021
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  • David B
    Utrecht, The Netherlands181 contributions
    Arriving at the mines was different then we expected. There is almost no information and because we didn't book in advance we could not visit anything inside the closed area. It is strange to see this mine closed, it has almost a bit of a gloomy feeling, it was still functional up to the 90's but it looks amazing. We really hope they make it more accessible and then we will definitely come back. For now it is a great place to make some pretty pictures of industrial heritage.
    Written September 7, 2018
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  • ViveLaVadrouille
    Brussels, Belgium10 contributions
    We stopped by to visit this museum on the way to Porto Flavia but found it closed. The keeper said it was no longer possible to visit owing to management issues. Not sure if it will reopen.
    Written September 29, 2017
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