Cagliari Nuragic Day-Trip Guided Tour
Welcome to one of the most ancient cities of the Mediterranean sea, Cagliari – also known as ‘Casteddu’ in Sardinian language. It has been ruled by several civilizations with the ruins of settlement over the course of some five thousand years, from the Neolithic to today.
The city is located in the southern part of the island of Sardinia, facing south directly on the Mediterranean sea, surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches and coasts of the world, it has been appreciated by famous artists such as D.H. Lawerence, amongst the others.
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 City of Cagliari
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.
Barumini, the archaeological site
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.
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|DEPARTURE TIME||Suggested departure from 08:00am to 09:30am|
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