Museum

Old Town of Cagliari 30 min

28Mar

Cagliari is the most populated center and largest of Sardinia, which is the capital. Visit cities across the map of the historical center of the city, represented by historic neighborhoods Castello, Marina, Stampace and Villanova.

The Saint Remy bastion is one of the most important fortifications of Cagliari, located in the Castle district. The name comes from the first viceroy, Philip-Guglielmo Pallavicini, Baron of Saint Remy. At the end of the nineteenth century it was monumentally transformed into a staircase, surmounted by the arc de Triomphe, which gives access to a covered walk and a large panoramic terrace.

Caves Is Zuddas 45 min

28Mar

The caves of Is Zuddas are found in the southwest of Sardinia in the municipality of Santadi in the Sulcis area which is six kilometers.

The cavity is developed within the upstream Meana, a solid consisting of very ancient dolomite rocks dating back to 530 million years ago. The cave, still in operation, was discovered by cavers in 1971. The constant internal temperature is 16 degrees, with a humidity rate close to 100%.

Over a distance of 500 meters you can admire impressive concretions, stalactites and stalagmites, columns, tubular stalactites training, cannulas and especially rare aragonite needles, concentrated in a single room and calls by cavers “cave flowers”. These white crystal clumps develop in any direction (against the law of gravity) in spectacular thread-like formations, making only the cave.

In the initial part of the cavity can be observed the skeletal remains of the Sardinian Pika, a lagomorfe (Lagomorpha) from the size of a hare, present only in Sardinia and Corsica and became extinct about 400 years ago.

Nora Archaeological Site at 10 min

28Mar

Nora was among the first Phoenician settlements in Sardinia and was founded, according to literary testimony and legend, from a hero of Iberian origin called Norac.
The foundation and therefore the life of the city, began in the ‘eighth century. A. C. but develops mainly in the Punic period, between the V and the III sec. BC, becoming the administrative and religious center as well as commercial. And so it remained until 238 BC year of the Roman conquest of the island, which gradually transformed the face of the city that became the seat of the Roman governor and the municipium, as attested us a ‘inscription of the first century. A.D. the period of greatest flowering of the Roman center is the one between the II and III sec. and as evidenced by archaeological remains and most of the buildings seen today.
Its decline began in the fifth century. A.D., following the occupation of the island by the Vandals (456-466 A.D.), and was finally abandoned around the eighth century. A.D. because of Arab raids that forced the inhabitants of the Sardinian coast to move inland. The habits of norensi are easily deduced from the monuments: the theater, houses of worship, spas, hole, stately homes, mosaics, aqueducts. Everything points to the importance of economic, political and cultural center that covered especially in the middle period of his vita.Oggi Nora is still alive, archaeological research continues and we still speak of the past but, above all; He is living in the nostalgia of all those who have visited it and not forget it.