The areas of the competition are the following:
1. "Laveria Malfidano". Igea Property JSC. Municipality of Buggerru
2. "Planu Sartu". Igea Property JSC. Municipality of Buggerru
3. "Ponti". Seamag Property. Municipality of Sant'Antioco
4. "Seruci". Carbosulcis Property JSC. Municipality of Gonnesa
5. "Su monti de su Sennori". Palmas Cave Property Ltd. Municipality of Sant'Antioco
6. "Villaggio Normann". Igea Property JSC. Municipality of Gonnesa
These six areas are situated in the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias, in the south west zone of Sardinia and in the historic territory of Sulcis Iglesiente.
The province of Carbonia-Iglesias is connected through the state highway 195 "Sulcitana" to the seaport and airport of Cagliari. The average distance between the six areas and Cagliari goes from 70 to 100 kilometres.
The south west coast of Sardinia is so far the less affected by the touristic development, and, in this respect, it still has great potentiality. In particular, there are large areas of untouched coast, with some of the finest beaches of the whole Sardinia, and two well known and frequented islands: Sant'Antioco and San Pietro (Carloforte).
Apart from the coasts, there are also vast green areas, such as the forest of Monti Mannu, one of the largest of Sardinia.
The Sulcis Iglesiente was inhabited since prehistoric times and is full of archaeological sites. All the civilizations that have passed through at various times have left relevant traces of their presence. Important monuments of the nuragic civilization are situated in this area, such as the archaeological complex of Seruci. The Phoenician-Punic civilization is also significantly represented in this territory, with the fortress of Monte Sirai and numerous traces in the island of Sant'Antioco, where the old town of Sulky was located. There are many remains of the Roman epoch too, such as the temple of Antas, and medieval traces, such as the town of Iglesias.
Mines and Industrial Archaeology
The most of Sardinian mining activity was concentrated in this territory. From the Prehistory to a few decades ago, this has always been a mining area, and this activity has deeply influenced the entire history of Sardinia. The unused mining sites, villages, galleries and structures are all important evidences of industrial archaeology.
- See the web site SardegnaTurismo - Sulcis;
- See the web site SardegnaTurismo - Iglesiente;
- See the web site SardegnaForeste - Montimannu;