Sardinia Archaeological Guided Tour from Cagliari
Let’s discover together the historical heart of Sardinia, with a deep insight into its timeless culture. If you are spending your holidays in the south of Sardinia, you can discover the beauty of two of the most important archaeological sites of the island: the ‘more recent’ Roman-age Nora site, and the ancient Nuragic Age site of ‘Su Nuraxi’ and its beautiful nuraghe.
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).
Nora, the Roman site
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 progressively abandoned from the 5th century AD. The majority of the excavation works were led during the 50’s and 60’s.
Barumuni, the nuragic archaeological site
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|
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