Miniera di Montevecchio
Miniera di Montevecchio
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsMinesHistory Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
About
Essential part of Parco Geominerario Storico e Ambientale della Sardegna (Historical and Environmental Geo-mining Park of Sardinia)and of "European Geoparks", Montevecchio was honored as Destination of Excellence by the European Commission in 2011. You'll have the chance to admire the places where started the XIX century's Industrial revolution in Sardinia. From the humble dwellings of the workers to the luxurious palace of the direction, you'll enjoy an exciting tour among the old mine's remains and the nature with his typical inhabitants: the majestic Sardinian deer.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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JohnDoe77
Noordwijk, The Netherlands457 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Looks impressive from the outside but the town was a complete ghost town; no one around and nothing openend. Check before you go!
Written 27 May 2022
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Sara M
Bergamo, Italy10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
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 6 August 2021
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bbinder
Paciano, Italy168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Rained threatened so we decided to do something besides swimming in the ocean. The day before, while wondering sort of lost, we had come across Montevecchio up in the mountains above Marina di Arbus. Stopping at the information office we were told about the mine tours, so since it wasn't a beach day we signed up for the tour. They have broken up the mine tours into 5 parts so you can pick and choose which parts most interest you. We opted for all 5 which took about 4 hours total. There is a tour of the Director/Owner's home, a grand residence furnished with period pieces. There is also a tour of the miner's homes, naturally not so grand but equally interesting. The other 3 tours center around the physical operation of the mines. If you're like me you think of a mine as holes in the ground where they take out dirt and rocks. Well it is that, but also so much more. Through the tours you find out what a complex and varied operation a mine is. The digging tools, machinery for removing the ore, and the machines for processing and extracting the minerals. This mine was in operation for about 140 years so the processes change with time as do the markets the mines serve. It's easiest just to say that it was all fascinating. Our tour guides, Marta and Silvia, were part of excellence of the experience. They speak excellent English and enliven the tour with enthusiasm, deep knowledge of the mines operations and anecdotes that bring the miners lives alive.
Written 5 September 2019
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IlonkaB88
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
It was a very interesting place, with a lot of history. We had a great English speaking guide who could answer all our question. If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend going here!
Written 1 August 2019
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Katleen_12
Ghent, Belgium58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Clearly the most popular restaurant in the village. And indeed: really great food! We especially liked the steak gorgonzola. Also, the atmosphere is really nice.
Written 15 July 2019
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Reisaapie
Arnhem, The Netherlands299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We took the full tour, which includes the director office/house as well as three mine locations. Although you cannot access the real mine, it still presents a good picture of how life must have been for the miners and their families. Guide spoke good English. The ticket office is in downtown Montevecchio, opposite the director house. Just around the corner is a small workshop where two locals create knifes.
Written 14 July 2018
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Leeor R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Very interesting tour. It is a time capsule into the lives of miners community, since the middle of the 19th century until the end of the 20th century. The tour includes a visit to the mine, the work shopes and housing. The guide was very informative both in Italian and English.
Written 9 September 2017
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Thanks for your review
Written 10 January 2018
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barbara V
Bournemouth, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
It's good to see that sardinia is making something of its old mines so that the country doesn't lose sight if it's heritage.
I loved the palace with its decoration and even the servants quarters looked comfortable.
I had managed to send a message a few weeks in advance on their website in English and got a reply from Giuseppe. He was able to tell me what days we could visit and guarantee an English speaking, tour guide.
Rita was our guide. There was my husband I who were the only English speakers on our group, the rest being Italian. She took the time to come and talk to us.
We were shown the palace first which is where you buy tickets . It is in a village beyond the mine. We then followed the guide in our own cars down to the mine workings. A lot is being done to preserve the site.
Written 8 July 2017
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Thank you for your visit and for this excellent review. We hope to see you soon!
Written 10 July 2017
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bluemines
Bristol, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
outstanding directory palace of one off the best mine site in Sardinia highly recommend
to visit any time of the year
Written 15 February 2017
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Thanks for the wonderful review
Written 2 March 2017
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Ester Z
Jerusalem, Israel346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
The extraction of minerals in the area of Montevecchio dates back to the Phoenician and Roman times. In 1842, modern industrial mining activity started in the area, thanks to the arrival of entrepreneurs such as Giovanni Antonio Pischedda and Giovanni Antonio Sanna.
At its height, the mining village was inhabited by more than 3000 people. The mines of Montevecchio stopped their activities in 1991. The mines of Montevecchio are now an important site of industrial archaeology, part of the Parco Geominerario Storico ed Ambientale della Sardegna.
Written 29 October 2016
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Thanks for the interesting Review
Written 2 March 2017
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