The ancient salt works of Conti Vecchi and meet with the artisan Mariu

A trip to Cagliari and Sardinia in the last century: war, hunger, poverty and the various attempts at industrialization of the island.

Visiting Conti Vecchi Salt-works will bring you back to the last century when Sardinia was shocked by wars, hunger, poverty and attempts to industrialize the island.


Thanks to FAI you will visit the old mechanic shop, offices, chemical labs; we will have  a miniature train tour along the lagoon between pink flamingoes and salt mountains to understand how salt is made.


The salt-works are placed in the Lagoon Santa Gilla, one of the most important wetland and natural habitat in Europe for its biodiversity: here live hundreds of bird species and the undisputed king, the Pink flamingo!


This original guided tour ends by meeting the artisan Mario who will show his art in weaving baskets delighting us with the stories of the past and today.

Important information

Included in the price:

  • Certified Tourist Guide (Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian)
  • Transfer
  • Pick-up service from Pula and Santa Margherita
  • Water

Not included: tickets to access to the archeological sites


Payement conditions

A deposit will be required by the confirmation

The balance  has to be paid on the spot by cash to the guide

Terms of cancelation:

  • No fees in case of cancellation arrived between more than 48 hours before the date of the excursion
  • In the event of cancellation arriving between 48 hours before the date of the excursion or in case of no show, the totality of the excursion will be invoiced.

In case of bad weather or unavailability of the guide, the excursion could be canceled. We will offer you the following alternatives:

  • another date
  • another excursion
  • Refund of the amount paid

from 70€ per person

This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants. Please send us your request and we will try to make a group

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How to book

  • Make the reservation through the calendar at the top right. You will receive confirmation within 24 hours
  • No amount is withdrawn if the activity is not available
  • No need to print the confirmation, it is sufficient to show the voucher with the smartphone

What to bring

  • Some snacks and water
  • Sun protection

How to dress

  • Confortable clothes and shoes
  • Sun cap

How to reach the meeting point

Once the booking is confirmed, we will send you the exact location via a google link. The meeting place is reached by one's own means.