Hop aboard a mini train and get carted around a beautiful landscape filled with salt mountains, multicolored water pools, and hundreds of pink flamingos. Alice in Wonderland has got nothing on the Conti Vecchi Saltworks! Discover the story of this otherworldly Sardinian heritage site with a guided tour.
Before boarding the train for your guided tour, check out the short documentary film providing the saltworks' fascinating backstory, and learn about the peaceful village life it sustained. It's all made using original footage from the '30s, so prepare to be charmed.
After that, you'll be free to explore chemistry labs, workshops, and offices, all restored to their vintage 1930s glory. See the beautiful old machinery used in the production of salt, and stroke your chin knowingly, having just learned about them in the short intro film!
All brushed up on the local history? It's time to take one of the most unique train journeys imaginable. With a deeply knowledgeable guide, you'll trundle around a breathtaking panorama quite unlike the rest of the island.
See hills of dazzlingly white salt and weave through a patchwork of salt pans ranging from deep blue to bright red in color - as the salinity of the pools increases, they get redder and redder.
The stars of the show have to be the countless flamingos who call the Conti Vecchi Saltworks home. See them strutting their stuff and take wing in majestic displays of pink flamboyance. It's not every day you take a tour like this one!
A group of flamingos is called a stand.