Full-Day
Duration
Cagliari
Location
Included
Private Guide
All Year
Best Period

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

Highlights

Private Driver
Licensed Guide
Nora Roman Site
‘Su Nuraxi’ Archaeological Site
Tour Description

Let’s discover together the historical heart of Sardinia, with a deep insight into his timeless culture. If you are spending your holidays in the south of Sardinia, you can discover the beauty of two of the most important archaelogical 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).

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.
At the archaeological site, you will start a guided visit of the ‘nuraghe’ and the surrounding buildings together with your licensed guide, you will learn in details about the history of this milestone of the Sardinian history.

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
DURATION 8 hrs
INCLUDED
Private Driver
Licensed Private Guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance tickets
Food and Drinks
LANGUAGES
English
Italian
French

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.

1

Check-in and Start

Your private guides meets you at your hotel, at the port or airport, according to your convenience.
2

Nora Roman Site

Together with your private guide, you will learn about the history of this fascinating site, located in one of the most beautiful spots of the island
3

Barumini Archaeological Site

Discover the beauty and fascinating history of the Nuragic Civilization
4

Return to Cagliari

1,5hr drive back to Cagliari (or the other indicated location)

Nora Archaelogical site


Su Nuraxi – Barumini site

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
01/07/2017

We were in Sardinia for a week and we decided to take a cultural tour to learn about the history and culture of this beautiful region. We were very happy with your company: the driver and the guide were very nice and helpful. I will reccomend your company to our friends.

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