bestdreamSW Piscinas
In southwestern Sardinia, it is a dazzling yellow-ocher desert, moved by the wind and dotted with Mediterranean green
Province: Province of Carbonia – Iglesias
Maximum altitude: 60 m a.s.l.
Location: Sea of Sardinia
The Dunes of Piscinas are located in the vast territory of Arbus in an isolated and wild area. It can be reached by crossing fascinating landscapes immersed in the Mediterranean scrub and the remains of the Ingurtosu mines. The dunes among the highest in Europe (about 100 meters) penetrate the hinterland for a few kilometers and then reach the sea where in the morning and in the evening it is easy to meet the Sardinian deer which is the true ruler of these places. The beach is very large and uncrowded, far from the nightlife, there is only a small hotel and two kiosks-bars. The town has long postcard sunsets, the sun sets slowly until it goes out on the sea.The sand is golden in color and soft to the touch, the seabed is medium-high, the water is crystal clear and the sea between blue and emerald green . Often heavily exposed to the mistral, it offers spectacular high waves, when the red flag is waving it is very dangerous to enter the water.
The beach of Piscinas is certainly one of the main naturalistic jewels of the Costa Verde: located in an isolated area, it is characterized by the very high dunes of fine and golden sand (among the highest in Europe), still today shaped by the mistral. Here the bright sand blends with the typical colors of the Mediterranean scrub; prickly esparto bushes, silene corsica endemism, thorny carrots, sea lilies, junipers and centuries-old olive trees are just some of the shrubs that you encounter while walking along the beach.
The history of Montevecchio is lost in the mists of time, there are traces of human settlements dating back to the pre-Nuragic, Nuragic, Punic, Roman and medieval ages. anyone else to carry out excavations especially in the territory of Arbus. Years and years later, a priest, Don Antonio Pischedda, realizing the importance of the site, went to Marseille in search of capital to finance the cultivation of the mining veins. Here he accidentally met Giovanni Antonio Sanna from Sassari, who, having founded a mining company, obtained the perpetual concession of Montevecchio on 28 April 1848. Under the guidance of Sanna, who invested all his possessions, the mine was developed around Pozzo Sant’Antonio and Laveria Rio. In a short time the Montevecchio mine became by far the most important in the Kingdom; in 1865 it could count 1100 workers.