Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a rich, varied landscape, which changes from mountains to thick shrubs forests, ponds and lagoons, streams and waterfalls, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs.
Equally rich is the mix of cultures and traditions, the heritage of indigenous peoples and the many civilizations that have colonized these territories.
The Sulcis-Iglesias is an historical region of south-western Sardinia. As the name suggests, it includes Sulcis and Iglesiente territories.
Beautiful beaches stand on that unspoiled area. The geo-mining park is the first in the world to be under UNESCO heritage. The mineral deposits convey the legacy of centuries of history, from the Nuragic period until the second half of the 9th century. There are numerous archaeological sites of the Nuragic, Phoenicians, Romans and Byzantines, including the only catacombs of Sardinia.
An encyclopaedia of the Earth is engraved in the caves of Sulcis Iglesiente, which is open to all lovers of speleology, archaeology and adventure.
Many wonderful products come from this fertile land and generous sea, which makes Sulcis Iglesiente a real 'mine' for gourmet connoisseurs.
Visitors will discover in this region the aromatic and perfumed Vermentino wine, and the famous Carignan Sulcis together with the precious Vermentino di Sant'Anna Arresi wine.