• Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 11:45 - 12:45
  • Memo
  • BeActive Arena - Pav. A4
  • Francesca Caldara
  • Marina Pizzorni Tourism and business development Manager at FAI – The National Trust for Italy

Sardinia Sardinia's most long-established saltworks stretches across the 2700 hectares of the Santa Gilla basin: for almost 90 years, mankind and nature have been working in perfect synergy thanks to the far-sighted ambition of engineer Luigi Conti Vecchi who, in the late 1920s, implemented a pioneering project to reclaim the basin by building an immense saltworks and, in the process, contributing to the economic and social development of this depressed area on the outskirts of the city. There arose a flourishing, virtuous and forward-looking business: an eco-sustainable, self-sufficient chemical plant around which orbited a ‘salt community’ endowed with houses, schools and recreational facilities for the families of the owners, managers and employees who lived together in the village of Macchiareddu.

During the meeting, Francesca Caldara, manager of the Saline, will tell us how history and nature can become an "active" and engaging visit experience.

The Saline Conti Vecchi are entrusted to FAI on a loan-for-use basis by Ing. Luigi Conti Vecchi SpA (Eni Rewind S.p.A) in 2017