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I.Guidi,C.Valle,E.Montuori,Piano Regolatore della cittą diCarbonia,1940, ArchivioI.A.C.P.Presso Coop.Lilith,Biblioteca Comunale Carbonia

The original plan of  Carbonia, had the shape of  fasces. It also revealed  Mussolini 's profile, which was lost after later urban changes .

Even today the general plan of the town preserves the form of fasces. It is characterised by semidetached buildings of four flats, surrounded by little gardens  ,and by blocks of flats of three or four floors.

 Neaple and Rome Street yesterday

The heart of the town was the coal mine of Serbariu, which could be reached  easily from different points. It was directly connected to the centre of the town by Rome Street. Thousands of men with their families arrived  from every part of Italy to work in the mines and on the building of the town.

The Castles of the Mine of Serbariu

At present the mine of Serbariu is being restored,run by the project of the Geological and Mineral Park. In fact  the UNESCO has recognized the old mines of Sardinia as a World Heritage.

Neaples and Rome Street today

Now Rome Street is a modern commercial and crafts centre where you can go shopping.

The monument to the miner,

Symbol of the town and its history.On the background, Saint Ponziano's Church.

The Lictorian Tower: the foundation stone of the town was put here on 10th June 1937.Carbonia was inaugurated on 18th December 1938

From the right:the Lictorian Tower,the 'Dopolavoro'(workers' club), the Central Cinema Theatre  and Rome Square during its construction.

Saint Ponziano's Church,the Central Cinema and Rome Square.


Umberto Square ,now Market Square


Rome Square today:the Town Hall on the right,Saint Ponziano's Church,the Central Theatre