Short break in the capital of Sardinia, 3 nights in hotel and 4 excursions
Towns with a thousand-year-old history, archaeological sites, local tasty food, beautiful coasts
What you'll do / see / taste
Guided visit of Cagliari
A lunch with traditional local products
A dinner in a traditional place
Su Nuraxi nuragic village inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
A walk in a natural park
Day 1 – Cagliari
In the afternoon departure by bus to visit the town of Cagliari - the largest and most important town of Sardinia. Panoramic tour and walking visit to Castello district, the Archaeological museum and the cathedral. Thanks to the importance of its central position in the Mediterranean sea, Cagliari has still a large and interesting presence of archaeological sites and churches. Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Cagliari and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 – Nora, S. Antioco, Carbonia
Departure after breakfast to the ancient town of Nora located in a protected natural area along the sea. It was founded by the Phoenicians during the 8th century BC and then inhabited by the Carthaginians and the Romans. Among the most important remians there are the Roman theatre and the Roman baths. Then drive along the coastal road to Sant'Antioco island, the 4th largest island of Sardinia. Lunch in a restaurant and in the afternoon visit the town by foot: S. Antioco's church and the subterranean village. On the way back to Cagliari photo-stop at Carbonia main square, named after the importance of its coal mines. It is an example of the rational architecture. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Cagliari.
Day 3 – Barumini and the wild little horses
Departure after breakfastto Tuili in the agricoltural Marmilla region. Reach its tableland for a walk to try and see the unique wild little horses of Europe. Lunch withtraditional local products. Then proceedto Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi - a nuragic village that dates back to the Bronze age. Nowadays it is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Return to Cagliari, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 – Villasimius and wine tasting in Cagliari
Departure after breakfast to the little tourist town Villasimius along a very nice panoramic road; stop at the beautiful beach of Simius. There will be some free time in town before driving back to Cagliari for a wine tasting. Free time before departure.