Custodian of a fascinating and still, in many ways, enigmatic civilization such as the Nuraghic one, Sardinia, in addition to its marvellous sea, offers the opportunity to trace the vicissitudes of the sea peoples who brought greatness to the history of the Mediterranean.
In the Ancient Heart of Cagliari
From the airport we reach the centre of Cagliari to visit the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Tuvixeddu, the Roman amphitheatre, and the Castle, the oldest quarter of the city. Here a visit to the Archaeology Museum, which contains the little bronzes, the only evidence of the Nuraghic civilization, is a must. Lunch at a restaurant and afternoon at the Castello di San Michele, where you will enjoy the splendid view of the city from above. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Archaeology and Handicrafts
Between Nora and Pula After breakfast, departure for Nora, splendid complex of ruins of the Phoenician-Punic colony that extends out to the sea near Pula. Lunch in Pula and walk among the craftsmen’s shops. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Barumini and the Upper Giara dei Gesturi
Breakfast at the hotel and morning spent at the Neolithic Nuraghic village of Su Nuraxi of Barumini, which offers an
extraordinary view from the central tower. Typical lunch at an agritourism establishment and ascent by cable-car to the
upper Giara dei Gesturi. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
The Ear of the Gulf of Oristano
Breakfast and departure for Tharros, with a stop at Oristano to visit the Antiquarium Arborense. The ruins of Tharros will make you travel back in time: from the Phoenician foundation in 730 B.C. to the conquest of the Carthaginians, to the Roman rule in 238 B.C. Dinner and overnight stay at an agritourism establishment near the atmospheric marshes of Cabras.
From the Top of the Nuraghi to Bosa
After breakfast we visit the Holy Well of Santa Cristina. We continue on to the Valley of the Nuraghi, full of the characteristic many-towered constructions. Not to be missed is that of Nuraghe Losa, the most impressive on the island. Departure for Bosa, a traditional town overflowing with water, thanks to its position at the mouth of the Tirso.
“O” as is Ozieri and Oliena
Morning at Ozieri, where we find the Grotta di San Michele, which gave the name to one of the most important prehistoric
cultures of the island. After lunch, afternoon at Oliena, to observe the traditional activities connected with shepherding
and the preparation of “pane carasau”. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel on the slopes of Monte Maccione.
The Hiding Place of Tiscali
Tour of the Nuraghic village of Tiscali which, hidden inside a sinkhole, served as a hiding place for the Sardinian
populations from Roman invaders. Lunch at the hotel, accompanied by “Nepente” Cannonau, a famous wine commemorated by Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Breakfast, transfer to the airport, and departure.