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Conti Vecchi Saltworks

Conti Vecchi Saltworks

A journey in search of white gold, at the gateway to Cagliari

Saline Conti Vecchi eng


from Tuesday to Sunday

Ticket prices

Adults €10 - Children €4


+39 070247032

An extensive wilderness and a site of industrial archaeology, within a still-operational plant, combine to tell the story of salt, complete with vintage backdrops, immersive projections and a route encompassing salt pans, mountains of “white gold” and wild fauna.

Opening times

The visit lasts about two hours and includes: a free-to-explore tour inside the historical buildings restored as they were on '30s and a guided tour on board of a wheeled train to discover the production cycle of salt and the naturalistic area.
Seats on the train are limited, reservation is thus highly recommended.

Opening hours:
From Tuesday to Sunday

From March 1st to May 31st and from September 1st to October 31st: 10 am – 6 pm . Train departures: 10.30 am, 12.30 am, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm

  • From June 1st to August 31st: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm and 4.30 – 8.30 pm. Train departures: 11.00 am, 12.00 am, 5pm, 6 pm and 7 pm
  • From November to 1st to January 6th, 2020: 10 am – 5 pm. Train departures: 10.30 am – 12.30 am – 3.30 pm

These opening hours shall be applied in case of good weather. If the visibility during the day make it difficult to operate safely, visits to the saltworks will be suspended.

  • FAI members: free entry*
    • Adults: €10
    • Reduced (aged 6-18): €4
    • Children aged 0-5: free entry
    • Students aged 25 and under: €6
    • National Trust members, residents of the Assemini Local Council area and employees of Syndial and Ing. Luigi Conti Vecchi S.p.A.: free entry*
    • Family: €25. Allows entry at reduced rates for family groups composed of 2 adults and 2 children (6 - 18 years of age).

    *with the exception of specific events, when the additional event charge will apply.
    During events the price may be subject to change

    Getting here

    By car

    • From Cagliari, on the SS 195 “Sulcitana” highway. Follow the signs for Pula and then for Macchiareddu, then proceed to the destination.
    • From Olbia/Sassari/Nuoro, take the SS 131 “Carlo Felice” highway towards Cagliari; turn onto the SP 2 “Sestu-S.Sperate” road; follow the signs for Assemini and then for Macchiareddu.
    • From the airport, take the SS 391 highway, then the SS 195 Racc/E 25. Follow the signs for Assemini and then for Macchiareddu.


    • If you don’t have a car, you can book a special rate with Sud Sardegna Transfer.
    • €10 roundtrip transfer per person from Stazione Ferroviaria / Piazza Matteotti to Saline Conti Vecchi
    • The rate is valid for a reservation of minimum 3 people (in case of 1 or 2 people the roundtrip rate is €30,00)
    • Reservation up to 24 hours by email to
    • In case of last minute reservation, please text by WhatsApp to the phone number +39 338 3869885 the destination, number of passengers, day of the service, pick-up time and place, if different from Piazza Matteotti, and your name.
    • The rate is valid only from Piazza Matteotti / Railway Station. The payment is cash directly to the driver.
    Guided tours & Group visits

    Guided tours are available for groups, as are special visits; prior booking required. For information and bookings:
    Guided tours are also available for schools. For information,


    This property has indoor parking spaces for cars and bicycles.


    Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI.

    Food & Drinks

    There are vending machines offering hot and cold drinks and ice creams.


    Disabled visitors can access free-of-charge those FAI properties that are open to the public by showing their ANMIC (Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi Civili) card.
    The visitor route to the Conti Vecchi Saltworks is accessible to those with disabilities, with the exception of the Office and the Foreman's Office, neither of which is equipped with a ramp or a stairlift.
    The outdoor walkways are covered in gravel.
    The little trains used for the guided tours do not have special equipment to facilitate access by wheelchair users. However, those with disabilities may be assisted by the companion travelling with them and by the operators, and their wheelchair can be safely stored until the end of the tour.

    Good to know

    A changing table is available. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
    Free wi-fi is available at the Conti Vecchi Saltworks.

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