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Conti Vecchi Saltworks

Conti Vecchi Saltworks

A journey in search of white gold, at the gateway to Cagliari

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Open

from Tuesday to Sunday

Ticket prices

Adults €10 - Children €4

contacts

+39 070247032
faisaline@fondoambiente.it

An extensive wilderness and a site of industrial archaeology, within a still-operational plant, combine to tell the story of salt, complete with vintage backdrops, immersive projections and a route encompassing salt pans, mountains of “white gold” and wild fauna.

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Opening times

The visit lasts about two hours and includes: a 1 hour free-to-explore tour inside the historical buildings restored as they were in the '30s and a 1 hour guided tour on board of a wheeled train to discover the production cycle of salt and the naturalistic area.

Seats on the train are limited, reservation is thus highly recommended.

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday

- From 1st March to 31st May: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

- From 1st June to 31st August: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

- From 1st to September 25th : 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

- From 26 September to October 31st: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

- From November 1st to January 8th: from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

These opening hours shall be applied in case of good weather. If the visibility during the day make it difficult to operate safely, visits to the saltworks will be suspended.

Tickets

Ordinary Admission with train tour included.
The ticket includes:
free visit of the historic buildings of the 1930s and a tour with the train in the production and naturalistic area.

  • FAI members: free entry*
  • Adults: €10
  • Reduced (aged 6-18): €4
  • Children aged 0-5: free entry
  • Students aged 25 and under: €6
  • National Trust members, residents of the Assemini Local Council area and employees of Syndial and Ing. Luigi Conti Vecchi S.p.A.: free entry*
  • Family: €25. Allows entry at reduced rates for family groups composed of 2 adults and 2 children (6 - 18 years of age).

*with the exception of specific events, when the additional event charge will apply. During events the price may be subject to change

ENTRANCE WITH GUIDED TOUR:

The ticket includes: a guided tour of the historic buildings and a tour with the train in the production and naturalistic area.

  • FAI members: €10
  • Adults: €20
  • Reduced (aged 6-18): €8
  • Children aged 0-5: free entry
  • Students aged 25 and under: €12
  • National Trust members, residents of the Assemini Local Council area and employees of Syndial and Ing. Luigi Conti Vecchi S.p.A.: € 10
  • Family: €45. Allows entry at reduced rates for family groups composed of 2 adults and 2 children (6 - 18 years of age).

During events the price may be subject to change

Getting here

By car

  • From Cagliari, on the SS 195 “Sulcitana” highway. Follow the signs for Pula and then for Macchiareddu, then proceed to the destination.
  • From Olbia/Sassari/Nuoro, take the SS 131 “Carlo Felice” highway towards Cagliari; turn onto the SP 2 “Sestu-S.Sperate” road; follow the signs for Assemini and then for Macchiareddu.
  • From the airport, take the SS 391 highway, then the SS 195 Racc/E 25. Follow the signs for Assemini and then for Macchiareddu.

Transfer

  • You can book a private transfer by minibus for 8 people at the price of € 70 (round trip, cost per vehicle).
  • To book, click here
  • Departure and return point: Cagliari, Agip / Eni in Viale La Playa at the corner with Via Sassari
  • Service provided by Piscedda Turismo, Bus & Car operator. Telephone reservations are not accepted.
Guided tours & Group visits

Guided tours are available for groups, as are special visits; prior booking required. For information and bookings: faisaline@fondoambiente.it
Guided tours are also available for schools. For information, www.faiscuola.it

Parking

This property has indoor parking spaces for cars and bicycles.

Shopping

Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI.

Food & Drinks

There are vending machines offering hot and cold drinks.

Accessibility

Disabled visitors can access free-of-charge those FAI properties that are open to the public by showing their ANMIC (Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi Civili) card.
The visitor route to the Conti Vecchi Saltworks is accessible to those with disabilities, with the exception of the Office and the Foreman's Office, neither of which is equipped with a ramp or a stairlift.
The outdoor walkways are covered in gravel.
The little trains used for the guided tours do not have special equipment to facilitate access by wheelchair users. However, those with disabilities may be assisted by the companion travelling with them and by the operators, and their wheelchair can be safely stored until the end of the tour.

Good to know

A changing table is available. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Free wi-fi is available at the Conti Vecchi Saltworks.

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