Montevecchio and Ingurtosu

To understand better the relationship between men, work and nature during your holiday in Sardinia at the Casa Marmida agritourism, we suggest you to visit the towns and the mines located between Montevecchio and Ingurtosu, two testimonies of this charming world.

The town of Montevecchio is near Guspini, and a long time ago it was home to an important mine: now it is part of the Geo-mining Historical and Environmental Park of Sardinia, listed in UNESCO, and if provides an interesting insight on the reality of the mining world.

The mine experienced success and crisis during the years, fallen into disuse in 1991. Among the mining sites of East and West, the centre grew to up to 5.000 inhabitants, and had also everything you could expect from a company town.

The mining area is therefore composed as follows:

  • Among the Cantieri di Levante – literally the Yards of East – there are the Cantiere di Sciria,the Miniera di Piccalinna and the pozzo San Giovanni, Mezzena and pozzo Sartori, the Laveria Principe Tommaso, the concessione Montevecchio nº1 and the Miniera di Sant’Antonio, as well the workshops, the village of Righi and the Palazzo della Direzione.

  • Among the Cantieri di Ponente – literally the Yards of West – there are the Concessione di Montevecchio n° 2, with the Miniera and the Pozzo Sanna, the Concessione di Montevecchio n° 3, with the Miniere di Telle and the Pozzo Amsicor, the Miniera Casargiu with the Pozzo Fais and finally the Albergo Operai Francesco Sartori.

The town of Ingurtosu, which is also part of the Geo-mining Historical and Environmental Park of Sardinia, is another testimony of the Sardinian mining industry: through thick and thin, grew to almost 6.000 inhabitants, fallen into disuse in 1973.

Developed according to the concept of the company town, the mining site of Ingurtosu was composed as follows:

  • The Pozzo Casargiu, the Pozzo 92, the Pozzo Gal in the Harold yard, the Pozzo Lambert and the Pozzo Turbina, the Laveria Pireddu in the Naracauli yard, the Laveria Brassey, the Palazzo della Direzione (The Palace of Executive) called “The Castle” and finally the dock of Piscinas.