Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia, Italy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_801

This park is located in Sardinia, Italy, and covers an area of 3,500 km2. It became a global geopark in 2007. Sardinia has magnificent natural landscapes, such as the coast and inland topography, as well as important caves and archaeological areas of various shapes, all of which have made Sardinia a small but interesting land. Mining activities shaped the landscape and created the ancient culture of the mining nation. The attractions include charming working-class villages, extraction pits, thousands of kilometres of roads and paths, industrial systems, and old railway stations. The history of ancient mining activities and the Sardinian Geology and Mining Park provide tremendous opportunities to develop and attract more tourists from abroad.

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