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Porto Flavia

Localita Nuova Masua SNC, 09016 Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
+39 0781 274507
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Full-Day Porto Flavia and Zuddas Caves Tour from Domus De Maria
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Porto Flavia is one of Sardegna’s wonders. This extraordinary monument of industrial archaeology looms over an enchanting coastline, gifting visitors with a breathtaking vista of the thousand-shaded blue Masua sea, and on the evocative Pan di Zucchero sea stacks, a natural monument 133 metres (440 ft) tall. A genuine engineering masterpiece which improved miners’ life condition and reduced mineral transportation times and costs. The port was given its name by engineer Cesare Vecelli. He gave the port his daughter’s name. The port was operational until the 1960s.
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Localita Nuova Masua SNC, 09016 Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll begin with the tickets booking: it was terrible, you need to book your tickets on a website where everything is on italian, what is not acceptable for such tourist attraction. The road to the site is asphalted only till the beaches, you have to...More

Thank Nina2399
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our guide spoke English and more than once told me I'm welcome to ask any questions I have in English, which I did. The best time to visit is on a hot summers day as the tunnels are cool and fresh. Bring a torch! It's...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I was lucky enough to walk-in on an off season day, and got in without reservation. I took the tour in Italian (being my first language), and the guide was excellent. (There was a tour in English, but I cannot vouch for that). Our guide...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited porta flavia this afternoon. We were greeted by an English speaking guide, Giovanna, who was bright and made this guided tour a most enlightening one. Once we donned the yellow hard hats, we were given an initial talk about the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This harbour is peculiar. Not another one like this in the entire world. So, it's time to visit. Reservation: a quarterof point less. you'll need one and it's nor as easy as it seems. try to check availability via e-mail, it's better than using the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

nice at 20°C inside when you have 38 at 39°C outside, good guiding tour in French, nice views on the sea and clifs.

1  Thank MartialGeudin
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This tour is only in Italian, which is fine with us, but there were some visitors who were given discounts because it was obvious that they wouldn't understand a word. We ended up interpreting the whole thing into French for one couple. Our guide, Tiziana,...More

1  Thank j_mc431
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Didn't manage to see this because by the time we arrived and found any way to know when this attraction was open it was too late. We finally found out through a phone call to a tourist information office. Sardinian tourism should have this information...More

1  Thank TravelandKids2010
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

We read that Porto Flavia was going to be open to visitors during our visit and made a point of going there. It's the first mine in the area that we have visited but we had heard from many of the visitors to the area...More

1  Thank Vivienne B
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Quite a ride to get here, approx. 15 kms from Iglesias last kilometers over sandy road. Fun way to get there. Special harbour for mining goods made hundred years ago. Nice to visit but not an actual mine. Bit overprized (10 euro for 1 hour...More

Thank emveebee
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