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The Iglesiente is one of the most important mining areas in Italy, especially for lead, zinc and silver minerals. The development of the mining industry and the need for qualified personnel led to the foundation of the Mining School in Iglesias in...more
After having seen so many abandoned mines on the western coast while traveling with my girlfriend, we decided to take the opportunity of a one night stay in Iglesias to find out more about what he had seen.
We were guided by a young woman...More
Date of experience: September 2018
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Museo Arte Mine... I, Direttore at Museo dell'Arte Mineraria, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018
The Museo dell'Arte Mineraria is a small but fascinating museum in the Sardinian town of Iglesias. It is the sort of museum which is really easy to miss, or that you might decide you wouldn't want to go, but it's well worth a visit. The...More
This was a school to teach the art of mining. Consequently the whole process of mining for metals was described in detail by our excellent guide. It was a very hands on experience, first going down into the mines, handling different ores and seeing the...More
This museum is located right in the heart of the city. The fascinating exhibit provides a real feeling for the mining industry that dates back over millennia. The guided tours offer lots of information about an industry that has all but disappeared from Sardinia.