Private tour

Sardinia: Iglesiente Mines, Nebida, and Masua Private Tour

Activity provider: where Sardinia
Private tour

Sardinia: Iglesiente Mines, Nebida, and Masua Private Tour

Activity provider: where Sardinia

From US$ 130.13 per person

Discover the beauty of mining sites in southern Sardinia on this historical walking tour. Immerse yourself in the past as you visit Fontanamare Mine. Laveria La Marmora, and Porto Flavia.

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Duration 1 day
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Italian, English
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  • Feel the thrill of stepping back in time as you explore the Iglesiente Mines
  • See how the natural rock formations and beaches combine with the mining ruins
  • Visit the picturesque Porto Flavia mining harbor and mineral production hub
  • Snap pictures of the colosseum-like ruins of the Laveria La Marmora station
  • Take in stunning views of imposing natural rock formations like Pan di Zucchero
Full description

Combine the stunning natural landscape of southern Sardinia with the facinating local mining ruins on this historical walking tour. Dive into breath taking natural landscapes at Fontanamare beach, the Belvedere of Nebida viewpoint, and Masua beach.

Meet your guide on the stunning sweeping stretch of golden sand that is Fontanamare beach. Head to the gallery “Umberto 1°” where the eduction of waters from the mine took place. Admire this work which started in 1880 and which connects the Monteponi Mine with the Fontanamare beach.

View some mining buildings that represent the remains of a foundry, before continuing to the mining village of Nebida and the seaside Laveria La Marmora washing plant where lead and zinc cleaning occurred. Descend the steep slope to admire this space that is called the “colosseum of mining art.”

Stroll up to the Belvedere of Nebida to view the five stacks that adorn the coastline. Observe the 113 meter peak of the granite Faraglione di Pan di Zucchero rock formation. Learn about the exceptional geological history of this territory.

Make a short stop in the mining area to see the old structures from above. Visit the ancient pier at Masua beach where the racks were once loaded. Finally, go to the famous mining port of Porto Flavia where you have the option of buying gallery tickets.

  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Porto Flavia tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Parcheggio a pagamento di Fontanamare

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Your own vehicle

Know before you go

  • There are 400 steps to climb in order to get back from Laveria Lamarmora
Customer reviews

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Our guide Tiziana was absolutely wonderful. Informative Intelligent Friendly Flexible. The personal touch when doing the mine tour was worth the extra dollars The other tour groups were being around in groups of 20 or 30. She dropped us at the bus stop at the end of the day snd messsged us to see if we had made it home ( as buses are rare in Iglesias) A highly recommended guide and tour

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July 27, 2022

Product ID: 409633