Cagliari, panoramic view from the sea
Fortification wall protecting the upper city, built in the 19th Century
Saint Remy Bastion
'Castello' upper city of Cagliari
The Cagliari Cathedral - dedicated to the Virgin Mary and to Saint Cecilia
built in Pisan-Romanesque style in the 13th Century
a view of Cagliari north-east area, from the bastion
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
some of the recent excavations
a view inside of the nuraghe, entirely open to guided tours
‘Su Nuraxi’ Archaeological Site
If you are spending your holidays in Cagliari or in one of the nearby locations, you can discover the beauty of the historical city centre together with a deep insight into the Nuragic Civilization, visiting one of the most representative sites of all the island, ‘Su Nuraxi’ – Barumini Nuraghe.
The first part of the tour is dedicated to a mini-city-tour of the essentials of the City. Your first key-point will be the sea-front main alley ‘Via Roma‘ with its charming buildings including the city hall palace. After this, you will visit the artistic neighbourhood of ‘La Marina’ , passing by one of the symbols of the city: ‘The Saint Remy Bastion’ – an impressive fortification wall built at the end of 19th century by the viceroy Filippo-Guglielmo Pallavicini. At the base of the bastion you will find one of the most elegant shopping area with the recently renovated ‘Via Garibaldi’ street. Here you can enjoy some free time for a coffee-break or some local-store shopping. From there, your driver will take you to the upper city, the so called ‘Castello’ (Castle) neighbourhood, where you can admire the beauty of a maze-like structure of small and narrow streets surrounded by close-by charming ancient buildings, leading to the main square ‘Piazza Palazzo’ , discovering two of the most important buildings of the city: The Cathedral and the Viceroy Palace, in the past, headquarters of both the religious and civil power.
The second part of the tour will be dedicated to the Nuragic Civilization. After 1hr 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 Centur BCE – completed with a surrounding village of huts, in the Late Bronze Age. During the 6th 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 many 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 needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and sites.