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Cagliari: Conti Vecchi Salt Flats Train and Tour

1. Cagliari: Conti Vecchi Salt Flats Train and Tour

Discover the "white gold" of the Saline Conti Vecchi on an individual walking tour and train ride through the expansive salt flats of the Santa Gilla Basin. Learn how Luigi Conti Vecchi drove the region's economic development, watch for flamingos, and wander by Macchiareddu, a historic salt-mining village. Begin your tour by visiting a still-operational salt plant and museum. Listen as your guide details the history of the salt workers and how the industry's success drove Cagliari to economic prosperity. Browse through historical documents and wander through a historical workshop and chemical lab. Then it's time to take a train to the Santa Gilla Basin, Sardinia's most important wetland. Watch for pink flamingos, marvel at the mountains of white salt and saltpans, and learn more about life in the historic village of Macchiareddu. Take a few photos before ending your trip back at the museum.

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What people are saying about Assemini

Deepening the knowledge on the history of Cagliari in the last century was a unique opportunity and an experience that I recommend everyone to do. Unique environment and fauna of its kind, which deserve a more careful observation and contemplation and not a simple fleeting passage on the train, however accompanied by a very prepared and always present guide.

It is very interesting to discover the history of the Salina, the journey by train is a further journey into the life of the Salina. A compliment to Stefano for running the route and to all the operators who enrich the Salina.

Very pleasant and helpful team! The tour was in Italian, but during a break the guide came to explain to us how the saltworks work in English. I recommend this tour!

Excellent value, videos had English subtitles and were informative! The train itself was in Italian, but we were able to ask questions to the guide afterwards.

Very instructive trip with very beautiful photos at the end of the day