During a short business trip I had the opportunity to visit southern Sardinia stopping in Cagliari, Carbonia and even Sant’ Antioco despite the inclement weather.
In the past I had been in Sardinia, and regretfully this was a really short trip, just few days, but intense. Sardinia is really beautiful, in every part and in any climate.
I really hope to return as soon as possible.
Photo gallery: Cagliari and Carbonia passing through Sant’Antioco
Certainly for me, a former geologist, the interesting part was the mining district visit. Carbonia is the main town of Sulcis and the eighth largest city in Sardinia in terms of population.
The center was born in the thirties about 65 km west of Cagliari to host the workers employed in the coal mines that were opened by the fascist regime in those years, to meet the energy needs of Italy in the years of autarchy.
Carbonia, whose name literally means the place or the land of coal, was built near the mine Serbariu.
Paradoxically, although Carbonia one of the youngest cities in Italy, its territory was well known is rich in numerous prehistoric, is attested here in fact one of the oldest prehistoric civilization of Sardinia dating back the Early Neolithic (sixth millennium BC or 5700-5000 BC ).
In addition to Carbonia Cagliari is also really nice, especially the old town and its churches, but unfortunately due to work commitments, the time available for photography was really little.
Sardinia during summer holidays in August, Sardinia for the swimmers, Sardinia of the beautiful white or pink beaches, this is just a small part of what this island has to offer in its wild hinterland.