Amazing Porto Flavia Sardinia Italy how to get there? History?

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Porto Flavia is located in the southwest of Sardinia, more precisely in Masua. This is a magnificent area of ​​Sardinia thanks to the wonderful sea, the majestic coast characterized by rock formations and, as if all this were not enough, here we also have Porto Flavia, which is absolutely worth visiting.

The former Porto Flavia mine is not only interesting from a historical point of view but also extremely scenic. This is especially true when you visit it from the sea as you can admire this fascinating complex set in the rock and overlooking the sea.

Even the visit inside is, however, really interesting and scenographic: at a certain point, you find yourself on a balcony directly overlooking the sea. A beautiful observation point from which to admire this extraordinary panorama.

Then, thanks to the visit to Porto Flavia you can discover interesting details of its history. For example: Was Porto Flavia really a mine? No, to be more precise, it was the futuristic port of embarkation for the material extracted from the nearby mines, designed by the Venetian engineer Cesare Vecelli and built-in 1924. So it certainly had to do with mining, but here the mines were not extracted. materials but embarked.

Thanks to a rail transport system, the materials were transported to the opening on the sea, where the ships on which to load the material were positioned. This was an absolutely innovative method that saved a great deal of time. Suffice it to say that what has loaded in a month thanks to the Porto Flavia system could be loaded in just one week.

Despite all this, Porto Flavia remained in operation for only a few decades. Due to the global increase in competitiveness, mining was stopped here in Sardinia as it was too expensive compared to countries like China.

Now the Sarde and Porto Flavia mines are no longer in operation, but the charm of these places remains intact. The photos of Porto Flavia nestled in the rock in a unique and wonderful scenery make it around the world effortlessly.

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Porto Flavia is an amazing place, something to see.

Where is it?

What exactly is Porto Flavia? What is its history?

How to get to Porto Flavia?

Let’s go find out!

Porto Flavia is located in the southwest of Sardinia in Italy, not far from Iglesias.

Many think that Porto Flavia was a mine. Is it really so?

No, it was the futuristic port of embarkation for the material extracted from the nearby mines, designed by the Venetian engineer Cesare Vecelli and built-in 1924.

Thanks to a rail transport system, the materials were transported to the opening on the sea, where the ships on which to load the material were positioned.

This absolutely innovative method allowed to save a great deal of time.

Now the mines in this area are no longer in operation and therefore also Porto Flavia but remain fascinating places to visit in this unique setting.

How to get to Porto Flavia?

There are 3 main ways to see and get to Porto Flavia.

If you want to see Porto Flavia from the sea, I recommend starting with a boat, for example with the rubber dinghy from Masua beach, the closest equipped beach to Porto Flavia.

There are several tour options offered to choose from.

You can also take a boat tour from Cala Domestica or Buggerru.

In this case, however, you will only see Porto Flavia from the outside.

If you want to visit Porto Flavia inside you can also get there by car.

Do the road as if you were going to Masua beach but once you get to the parking lot, turn right to take the uphill road.

Do not stop at the first parking but continue following the dirt road.

When you arrive at this parking lot.

Park your car and continue on foot.

While walking, you can admire the imposing Faraglione (the big rock in the water) of Pan di Zucchero.

In the end, you arrive in front of the ticket office and the entrance, ready for your guided tour.

Inside Porto Flavia, you will walk in long tunnels admiring the different types of rocks and discovering more details of the history of this place and the life of the people who worked here.

In the end, you will find yourself under the famous Porto Flavia writing, and you’ll admire the sea and the Pan di Zucchero huge rock from an absolutely privileged position.

What if you don’t have a car and maybe you don’t stay near Iglesias but in Cagliari?

You can use the public transport service consisting of the train that takes you from Cagliari to Iglesias + bus Porto Flavia link that from Iglesias takes you right to Porto Flavia.

You can buy tickets at https://www.trenitalia.com/

And what do you think of Porto Flavia? Do you have an experience to tell? Let me know in the comments.

Bye, and see you next time!

Porto Flavia mine visit by boat

Were you fascinated by the images seen on the internet of the mine set in the rock? Then the visit by boat is definitely for you. This way you will not visit the mine inside, but you will be able to admire it from the sea.

Which tours can I choose? Several tours take you in front of the Porto Flavia Mine. We have tours that depart from the port of Buggerru, of course, but also tours that depart from the main beaches in the area, such as Cala Domestica and Masua.

From Cala Domestica

  • Tour of OASI BEACH Cala Domestica

From Masua

Visit inside the Porto Flavia mine

Are you feeling adventurous, do you want to explore and want to learn more about the history of this place? Then the visit inside the Porto Flavia mine is the right choice for you.

The visit to the mine is not a visit that you can do on your own but includes a guided tour. Online you can buy tickets for a specific date and time (at the site http://www.visitiglesias.comune.iglesias.ca.it/it/vacanza/biglietteria-online/index.html ), but if you are not sure of your program, you can also buy tickets directly at the ticket office of the mine.

The choice of whether to buy tickets earlier or not also depends on the time of year you visit the mine. If you go during high season, you should pre-purchase the tickets to have the visit booked and not risk not finding a seat.

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Remember that to visit the Porto Flavia mine, you must have clothing suitable for visiting the museum site and closed shoes.

The visit to Porto Flavia includes a different guided tour depending on the language chosen for the tour. You cannot enter independently and must respect your entry ticket’s time. If you arrive before the time of your tour, you can wait in the shade under the canopy overlooking the sea, where there are also tables and chairs. In the summer, it is perfect for enjoying a fresh drink bought from the pickup truck that is right in front.

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Porto Flavia mine Sardinia by boat

As we have said, you can reach the former Porto Flavia mine by boat, but in this case, you will only admire the exterior and the charm of this building which is located directly overlooking the sea.

Porto Flavia mine by car

The former Porto Flavia mine can be easily reached by car even if at some point you have to park and continue on foot.

Here is the address of the car park: Frazione Masua, 09016 Iglesias SU

Porto Flavia mine by bus: Porto Flavia Link

The Porto Flavia mine can also be reached by bus thanks to a new public service organized by the municipality of Iglesias.

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Porto Flavia train bus Porto Flavia South Sardinia Italy how to get there History tripilare

The availability of this new service was announced directly on the Facebook page of the municipality.

Interestingly, this service is combined with trains arriving from Cagliari. So during the summer, you can take the train to Cagliari for Iglesias and then continue by bus to Porto Flavia thanks to the combined Train-Bus ticket that can be purchased directly on the Trenitalia website.

Facebook page of Iglesias Sardinia: https://www.facebook.com/comuneiglesias

As you can see in the following image, the Porto Flavia Link stop is located just a few steps from the Porto Flavia ticket office: the stop is indicated by the red sign on the right.

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Tuscan village San Gimignano Italy things to do

  1. Central Street and Squares
  2. Torre Grossa
  3. Hall where Dante Alighieri was
  4. Surrounding Tuscan countryside
  5. World champion ice cream parlor
  6. Cathedral
  7. Certain it
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San Gimignano Italy Virtual tour

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San Gimignano is surrounded by beautiful Tuscany. The characteristic of San Gimignano is its towers. For this reason, San Gimignano is recognizable even from a distance.

Do you see the tallest tower? It’s called Torre Grossa and it’s possible to go up to the top of the tower to see a breathtaking view! Do you want to visit the center of San Gimignano with us?

Watch the suggested video which you find here at the bottom left!

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We continue our day trip from Siena. We are in San Geminiano Tuscany Italy. Let’s go to the center of San Gimignano and we arrive at the famous Piazza Della Cisterna. This square is famous not only for its architecture but also for the excellent ice cream shop that we find on our left. In this ice cream shop, you can taste an ice cream World Champion!

With a few steps, we arrive in Piazza del Duomo where we can admire from below several of the towers of San Gimignano.

After visiting the center of San Geminiano we are now ready to go up to its tallest tower. Only a question: Is it San Geminiano or San Gimignano? The correct name is San Gimignano. How can I pronounce it correctly? What is the correct pronunciation?

In this video, you can also listen to the correct pronunciation. We are now at the top of this tower and we have in front of us a breathtaking view of the Tuscan countryside.

Central Street and Squares

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Torre Grossa

The Torre Grossa is the tallest tower among those left here in San Gimignano. The view from the Grossa is magnificent.

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San Gimignano Italy Gelato

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano is very famous for all its towers. From the top of its tallest tower, you can see the beautiful Tuscany.

San Gimignano Vitual Tour

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San Gimignano is surrounded by beautiful Tuscany. The characteristic of San Gimignano is its towers. For this reason, San Gimignano is recognizable even from a distance.

Do you see the tallest tower? It’s called Torre Grossa and it’s possible to go up to the top of the tower to see a breathtaking view! Do you want to visit the center of San Gimignano with us?

Watch the suggested video which you find here at the bottom left!

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We continue our day trip from Siena. We are in San Geminiano Tuscany Italy. Let’s go to the center of San Gimignano and we arrive at the famous Piazza Della Cisterna. This square is famous not only for its architecture but also for the excellent ice cream shop that we find on our left. In this ice cream shop, you can taste an ice cream World Champion!

With a few steps, we arrive in Piazza del Duomo where we can admire from below several of the towers of San Gimignano.

After visiting the center of San Geminiano we are now ready to go up to its tallest tower. Only a question: Is it San Geminiano or San Gimignano? The correct name is San Gimignano. How can I pronounce it correctly? What is the correct pronunciation?

In this video, you can also listen to the correct pronunciation. We are now at the top of this tower and we have in front of us a breathtaking view of the Tuscan countryside.

San Gimignano Gelato Photo Gallery

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Certaldo

Certaldo is quite unknown among mora famous Tuscan Villages but it is very interesting.

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Hi Everybody, today we visit Certaldo Alto in Tuscany. Alto means high.

Certaldo is famous for being the birthplace of the poet and writer Giovanni Boccaccio.

To reach the historical center, which is in an elevated position because it is located on a hill, we take the funicular in Piazza del Boccaccio in Certaldo. In Piazza del Boccaccio we can also park the car.

As soon as we leave the funicular, we find the history of Certaldo written.

You can also read it here in the captions while continuing our walk.

We are now in front of the Giovanni Boccaccio House Museum.

In addition to what we can find inside the museum, which is extremely interesting from a historical and cultural point of view,

there is a tower in the house. From the tower, we can enjoy a splendid view of Certaldo and its surroundings.

As we continue the walk, we notice other museums and historic buildings. There are also interesting and typical restaurants that will probably open later: it’s a morning of a quiet season.

The most important historic building for architecture and history is undoubtedly the Pretorio Palace.

A curiosity: right here in this building, it was coined the Italian expression “essere in balìa” or “being at the mercy” of someone or something.

In one of the halls of this palace 10 Balìa or magistrates held their meetings. Their sentences were irrevocable and unappealable. From here we understand the reason for this Italian expression. The destiny of those who were judged depended on these Balìa.

Also for today, our tour ends here. But see you in the next video with other adventures and other interesting things to discover and learn. See you next time! Bye.

History of Certaldo

Certain archeological findings testify to the populating of this area in Etruscan-roman times. The existence of a castle-village is documented in 1164 in a deed of Emperor Federico I, known as Barbarossa (Redbean); in which all the territorial rights were granted to the Alberti Counts of Prato.

This family held dominion over the castle until 1184 and after the fall of Semifonte in 1202, the village passed under the rule of Florence, becoming the seat of a Podestà (medieval magistrate).

During this period the village had probably already assumed its present-day layout, characterized by the central axis, the Alberti Castle, and the defense walls.

Following the affirmation of the Via Francigena of the valley bottom, Certaldo strengthened its economic role in the Val d Elsa and witnessed a new phase of urban growth.

From the early thirteenth to the fourteenth century a linear village was built up along the foothills of the Via Francigena, in the spot where the castle market was located, linking up with the ancient settlement via two different branches; the Costa Degli Alberti and the Costa Vecchia.

In the fourteenth century, the existence of various inns and hospices inside the castle is documented, which served as refuge points for the pilgrims and wayfarers.

In 1415, under the rule of the Florentine Republic, Certaldo became the seat of the Vicarage of the Val di Pesa, part of the Val d’Elsa, and the Lower Valdarno, the functions of which were conducted in the ancient castle of the Alberti Counts, opportunely enlarged and transformed.

Pretorio Palace: the Castle of Certaldo

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Best cities in Tuscany to visit

  1. Florence
  2. Pisa
  3. Siena
  4. Viareggio
  5. Lucca
  6. Arezzo

Florence

Siena

Siena stands out for its medieval buildings made of bricks. The square is famous for the special event called Palio di Siena. Siena is divided into areas called “contrade”. The Palio di Siena is a competition between the Contradas of Siena in the form of an equestrian carousel of medieval origin.

This makes you understand what a big influence the medieval origin has on Siena.

Pisa

Pisa represents one of the best day trips from Florence. It’s a city you should visit if you are in Florence because of its main square Piazza Dei Miracoli. The symbol of Pisa is its leaning tower.

Only a curiosity: Do you remember Superman in Superman III who corrects the leaning tower?

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Apart from its famous leaning the Tower of Pisa is a very unusual building and one kind. This is true because of the high historical and artistic value of its forms and because of its peculiar location. In fact, the tower is located far from the Cathedral and not as usual along one side of the church.

The Tower, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery give a unique “look” to this square. There isn’t another square like this one in Italy.

Related article: How to get from Florence to Pisa by car and train

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