The tale of the past of Southwest Sardinia

Discover the beating heart of Sulcis-Iglesiente, an exciting journey into the depths of the earth, where you will become the guardian of a precious UNESCO World Heritage. Here, history, architecture, industrial archaeology, scientific progress, and social revolution intertwine in a fascinating narrative.

In the majestic land of Sulcis-Iglesiente lies the most extensive and significant testimony of mining activities that have shaped Italy’s history in past centuries. This is the heart of the Geomineral Park of Sardinia, the first in the world to be recognized by UNESCO. The mines and the mining-geological heritage represent one of the most significant distinctive features of this land.

Immerse yourself in the depths of the earth, exploring an underground world of wonders and becoming part of an invaluable human heritage. This journey will take you through time and space, revealing the secrets of a glorious past and opening the doors to the future. Be inspired by the unique charm of Sulcis Iglesiente, where history comes to life, and heritage binds to your heart.

southwest Sardinia

The grand Serbariu Mine, which houses the Coal Museum, or the mines of Monte Sinni, Masua, or Porto Flavia perched on the sea. These are some of the most fascinating places to discover and delve into the mining culture of this land. You can traverse networks of tunnels and caves where minerals were extracted, explore abandoned miners’ villages, and uncover the stories of the people who worked in these areas, shaping the history of Sulcis-Iglesiente.

Mines of Southwest Sardinia