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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
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
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
Date of experience: September 2017
Giuseppe L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018
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
Date of experience: June 2017
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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!
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
Date of experience: October 2016
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minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017
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
Date of experience: September 2015
minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2017
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
Date of experience: August 2015
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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!
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
Date of experience: July 2015
minieramontevecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Montevecchio Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2015
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