The Mines of Sulcis and the First Geominerary Park in the World


An exciting itinerary to discover the Sulcis-Iglesiente, a region among the most important mining poles of Italy where dozens of suggestive and gigantic mines, abandoned villages, wild itineraries, unmissable museums and breathtaking views are kept.

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You can visit

  • The lead mine of Orbai, active until 1950
  • The Rosas mine, where lead, zinc and iron were extracted and now an open-air museum
  • The exhibition of Rosas minerals, including Rosatite, discovered in 1908
  • The Serbariu coal mine, one of the most strategic energy resources in Italy
  • The mine of Seddas Moddizzis, used to extract calamine
  • The Asproni Village, among the most fascinating abandoned ghost villages on the island
  • The Pozzo Santa Barbara of the mine of San Giorgio and its crenellated building similar to a medieval castle
  • The Cave of Santa Barbara in Iglesias, discovered by chance in 1952 and the only one in Europe to have walls covered with dark brown barite crystals
  • The Monteponi lead, silver and zinc mine
  • The museum of mining culture in Iglesias
  • The abandoned mines of Monte Agruxiau and Monte Scorra
  • The Laveria Lamarmora in Nebida, one of the most evocative sites on the island
  • The museum of mining machinery in Nebida
  • Porto Flavia, engineering solution unique in the world
  • The Henry Gallery, a mining gallery overlooking the sea
  • The ghost village of Planu Sartu in Buggerru
  • The Nanni Frau’s mine in Buggerru
  • The remarkable town of Fluminimaggiore, full of naturalistic and mining attractions

You can taste

  • The Cascà, cous cous typical of the Sulcis
  • The “peretta all’aceto” cheese of Sulcis
  • The stewed wild boar meat of the Sulcis mountains
  • The tuna with beans of Gonnesa
  • The Carignano wine of Sulcis

 

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Weather

May 24, 2022 - Tue
Carbonia, Italia
broken clouds
26°C broken clouds
Wind 4 m/s, W
Humidity 50%
Pressure 756.81 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
tue may 24
scattered clouds
27/19°C 4 m/s, W 48% 756.81 mmHg
wed may 25
light rain
28/20°C 5 m/s, WSW 41% 758.31 mmHg
thu may 26
light rain
25/19°C 5 m/s, N 60% 762.07 mmHg
fri may 27
light rain
24/18°C 4 m/s, SW 62% 761.31 mmHg
sat may 28
light rain
26/18°C 6 m/s, NNW 53% 756.81 mmHg

Elevation Profile

The path has a height difference of 560 m. 48% of the route is uphill, the remaining 52% downhill.

The Mines of Sulcis and the First Geominerary Park in the World

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