It takes its name from the Marquis of Villamarina, viceroy of the kingdom of Sardinia, and was excavated in 1852 at 174 meters above sea level. The gallery connected the two main shafts: the Sella shaft and the Vittorio Emanuele shaft.
The first was designed by engineer Pellegrini to extract the water that prevented the mining of minerals, while the Vittorio Emanuele shaft transported people and minerals.
A visit to the gallery is a charming immersion in the underground dimension of the mine.
TICKETS AND USEFUL INFORMATION
The number of visitors is limited for safety reasons. It is strongly recommended to purchase tickets before the visit.
Tickets for the guided tour of Galleria Villamarina can be purchased:
- online from the form on this page
- at the ticket office at the Tourism Office in Piazza Municipio
- at the ticket office on site
It is recommended to arrive at the ticket office with the paper or digital ticket receipt 15 minutes before the visit. Latecomers will not be allowed to enter and will not be refunded.
The guided tour lasts about 1 hour and takes place on a fairly regular dirt road. For this reason, with due consideration for individual cases, the site is accessible, with a guide, to those with motor disabilities. It is mandatory to have closed shoes, and recommended to have a jacket. English tours at 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm.
Babies cannot be picked up: they must walk the entire way or be carried in a baby carrier.
No pets allowed.
Full price: 10.00 €
Reduced (children aged 6/12 and seniors over 65): 6.50 €
Groups (at least 20 paying adults): 8.00 €
Schools: 6.50 € (not available online)
For groups larger than 25 people, please contact the Tourism Office.
Address: Ufficio del Turismo Piazza Municipio, 1 – 09016 Iglesias – CA
Telephone: +39 0781274507