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Interesting to see the history of this side of Sardegna

We took the full tour, which includes the director office/house as well as three mine locations... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Reisaapie
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Time capsule

Very interesting tour. It is a time capsule into the lives of miners community, since the middle... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
Leeor R
via mobile
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza Rolandi | Loc. Montevecchio, 09036 Guspini, Sardinia, Italy
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

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....More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Giuseppe L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Thanks for your review

Reviewed July 8, 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...More

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minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thank you for your visit and for this excellent review. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed February 15, 2017

outstanding directory palace of one off the best mine site in Sardinia highly recommend to visit any time of the year

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minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review

Reviewed October 29, 2016

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,...More

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minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

Thanks for the interesting Review

Reviewed September 30, 2015

Ring before hand (ideally previous day) to check opening times and book an English speaking guide as time slots are limited. Ours, Daniella, was brilliant. Just 2 of us initially and later joined by 3 others so had personal attention for 3 totally absorbing hours....More

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minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2017

Thanks for the nice review!

Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well-prepared guides will take you on one of the four available tours (details and schedule available here: http://www.minieramontevecchio.it/english/index.html), each tour requiring around 45 minutes. At the top of its production, this complex gave work to 3700 people. Its history, the way of life of the...More

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minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2015

The guides and all staff thank you for the visit and for taking the time to leave your review. See you soon!

Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Carla was an excellent guide who showed us the four different stops during the 3 hours long guide also in English. The first stop was the palazzo was our favourite! It was hard to find info about the visiting hours in English on the homepage...More

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minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2015

Thanks a lot for your visit and your review!

Reviewed August 30, 2014

The three hours tour gave us the possibility to learn more about the area, and to appreciated alternative and unusual touristic sites. We learned about the travelling conditions at the time, about life in the mines, and about history. The explanations are clear, the guides...More

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