Sulcis Iglesiente is one of the most authentic Sardinia. White escarpments, golden beaches, Mediterranean woods and snow-white dunes to be explored on foot, by mountainbike or on horseback. A landscape made of shafts and tunnels dug by man along veins of minerals and coal. with unique archaeological finds from ancient and fascinating civilisations, from the nuragic to the byzantine eras. Sulcis Iglesiente is the largest and most important italian mining area of the last centuries: in Sardinia there is the first Geomineral Park in the world to be recognized by UNESCO.
PORTO FLAVIA, MASUA MINE
The Great Mine of Serbariu, which today is home to the Museum of coal, Monteponi, Rosas, Porto Flavia are only some of the legs of an itinerary of environmental and cultural discovery that will provide an unforgettable experience within the territory.
ROSAS MINE, NARCAO
For the nature of its lead, zinc, silver and iron deposits in varying forms have made it a unique specimen, thus attracting researchers from the world over. The first geologists dubbed the area “the island within the island” for its testimonial dating back to the early Palaeozoic Age.
VIEW OF PAN DI ZUCCHERO FROM PORTO FLAVIA
In its caves Sulcis Iglesiente engraved a genuin encyclopaedia of the earth which is open to all enthusiast of speleology, archaeology and adventure.Trekking, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing and cycling enthusiasts will discover an extraordinary variety of untoiched and little frequented landscapes, from the mountains to the coast: from the Marganai massif to the woods of Pantaleo, the largest evergreen forest of europe, to Punta Pilocca, one of the best rock faces for climbing in Sardinia, which is certainly one of the most scenic ones along with the via ferratas on the coastal cliffs of Nebida, Masua and on the small island of Pan di Zucchero.
People who love the sea will not be disappointed. thanks to winds whose intensity and direction are costantly changing, the coasts of Sulcis Iglesiente are higly sought by those who love sailing and all its variants.