Who were the Nuraghic people? How did the Carthaginians arrive on the island? How far did the Romans penetrate? A trip across the entire island in search of the answers that the enigmatic history of Sardinia asks of us.
From Nora to Cagliari
From Cagliari airport we travel back in time to Nora, which preserves the splendid remains of the ancient Phoenician-Punic
and Roman city. After lunch, visit to the National Archaeology Museum, located in the Cittadella dei Musei. The museum, unique throughout the entire Mediterranean basin, reconstructs the history of Sardinia starting from the Nuraghic Age and its extraordinary small bronzes, A tour of the Castle, a historic quarter of the city, offers an opportunity to recognize the traces of the Spanish, Pisan, and Piedmontese domination. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel on the coast.
Carthaginian and Aragonese Echoes
Breakfast then departure for Tharros, in the province of Oristano. At Capo San Marco it is possible to admire the extensive ruins of the Carthaginian and Roman port overlooking the sea. Picnic lunch and departure for Alghero. The famous tourist centre has an unaltered historical centre that totally conveys the atmosphere of its Catalan-Aragonese origin. Dinner and overnight stay.
A Day at the Asinara
Breakfast and transfer to the Asinara, an island to the northwest of Sassari, where a national park was recently established. In addition to being an extraordinary nature reserve, until 1997 the Asinara was the site of the super-prison
that housed many of those responsible for the terrorism of the 1970s. The guided tour makes it possible to review the events of what are called “the years of lead” for Italy. Picnic lunch and departure for La Maddalena. Dinner and
In the Waters of the Archipelago of La Maddalena
Breakfast and excursion by boat across the national park of the Archipelago of La Maddalena. A must is a stop at the island of Caprera, purchased by Garibaldi to spend the last years of his life. Here it is possible to visit the house of the hero of the Italian Risorgimento and the place where he was buried. Picnic lunch and departure for Oliena, in the province of Nuoro. Dinner and overnight stay.
The Nuraghic Secrets of Tiscali
Breakfast then excursion to Tiscali, a Nuraghic village discovered in the late 19th century inside a sinkhole. The population used to hide in this remote corner of the Valle di Lanaitto to escape from the Roman invasion. Today, still,
the wild vegetation hides and protects these places. Picnic lunch. Transfer to Cagliari airport for departure.