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Carbonia is a beautiful town and commune in Italy, located more exactly within the province of Carbonia-Iglesias, in the Sardinia region. The history of Carbonia goes back to 1938, when it was officially inaugurated. Since then, Carbonia has known a thorough development, especially due to mass immigration of populations come from every region in the country. The name of Carbonia comes from the Italian word for coal, since coal mining was the primary industry in the city at the time of its foundation. Even though the mines closed during the 1970s, Carbonia still managed to stay on track. According to the 2010 census, Carbonia has a total population of 29,788 residents and spans on a total area of 56.23 square miles (145.63 sq km).
Top Attractions within Carbonia
Monte Sirai is a hill in the surroundings of Carbonia that features the ruins of an area built during the Phoenician-Carthaginian times. Besides the historic ruins, this site will also offer you spectacular views over the city and the surrounding area.
Former Serbariu was one of the aforementioned coal mines. The coal mine is now a museum and site of industrial archaeology (Museo del Carbone). The museum puts on display a wide array of artifacts and historical items depicting the history, development and decline of the coal mining industry in Carbonia.
The Church of Santa Maria di Flumentepido is one of the most important and representative religious sites in Carbonia. The church dates back to the 11th century, when it was built in a masterful Romanesque architectural style.
Ristorante Bovo is a terrific restaurant in Carbonia where you can enjoy a satisfying meal. The diverse menu focuses on Italian cuisine and features numerous options that will surely satisfy every tastebud. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very nice, so you will have a delightful dining experience when coming here. Other restaurants in Carbonia you could try include Tanit, Trattoria Is Zuddas, and Excalibur.