Nora archaeological site
ancient Roman and pre-Roman village
led by Norax, a mythological hero (the son of Eriteide and the god Hermes)
with the well-kept Roman-age mosaic, 1st Century A.D.
a view of the ruins
another view, building walls and column
some of the recent excavations
the beautiful mosaic, inside of a main building
the breathtaking context surrunding the site of Nora
Su Nuraxi near the town of Barumini
in the UNESCO of World Heritage Sites, it is dated century 17th BCE
the panoramic view of Barumini and 'Su Nuraxi' archeological site
another view of the 'Nuraghe' - Barumini
the ruins of the village built around the nuraghe
built in Late Bronze Era, it was composed by fifty huts, in circle
a view inside of the nuraghe, entirely open to guided tours
Nora Roman Site
‘Su Nuraxi’ Archaeological Site
The itinerary of your private tour begins with your private driver collecting you from your hotel, cruise-port or airport in Cagliari (or nearby location).
Together with your licensed guide, after a half-an-hour drive, you will reach Nora. Started as Phoenician settlement during the 9th a 8th century BCE , after a period of domination by Carthage, it became an important and strategical town in the Mediterranean Sea under the Roman Empire. During the excavations were found layers belonging to several different building styles, the city was then progressivley abandoned from the 5th century AD. The majority of the excavation works were led during the 50’s and 60’s.
The second part of the tour will be dedicated to the Nuragic Civilization. After 1,5hr drive to Barumini, in the Cagliari’s countryside, you will arrive to the fascinating archaeological site of ‘Su Nuraxi’ – meaning ‘The Nuraghe’ in Sardinian Language. The impressive buildings and ruins are dated back to the 17th Century BCE – completed with a surrounding village of huts, in the Late Bronze Age. During the sixth century BCE, most of the buildings were destroyed and subsequently restored by Carthage before being occupied by the Romans. Nowadays it is one of the symbols of Sardinia and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilization. More than 7000 nuraghi have been found, though archaeologists believe that much more are yet to be discovered.
The tour will conclude with a transfer back to your hotel, or to the city centre, where you can continue visiting this warm and vibrant city.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||You can decide your most convenient location|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Suggested departure from 08:00am to 09:30am|
You can customize your tour according to your travel schedules, if your departure/arrival location is out from the Cagliari metropolitan area, please contact us for a customized quotation of the tour.
Check-in and Start
Nora Roman Site
Barumini Archaeological Site
Return to Cagliari
Nora Archaelogical site
Su Nuraxi – Barumini site