Short break to Cagliari for S. Efisio procession on May Day - Diana tourist guide in Sardinia

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Saint Efisio in Cagliari

5 days holiday to Sardinia on May Day

enjoy Mediterranean traditions and good food in Cagliari and South Sardinia

What you'll do / see / taste:
Su Nuraxi nuragic village inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
Admire Pan di Zucchero natural monument
Villasimius
1 traditional dinner
1 traditional lunch
Saint Efisio procession
Roman mosaics in Nora
1 wine tasting at Argiola's wine cellar
Giants of Monte Prama
Day 1 - 28th April - Cagliari and Nora
Arrival in Cagliari and panoramic tour by bus to Mount Urpino. Lunch on your own. During the afternoon drive along the Southern part of Cagliari Gulf up to Pula to visit the important remains of Nora and see the place where St. Efisio's procession ends. Chance to stop at a local beach. Return to Cagliari.

Day 2 - 29th April - Cagliari
Departure after breakfast to Villasimuis along a road with terrific views on the coast and stop at the magnificent beach of Simius. A little walk in Villasimuis and way back to Cagliari. Lunch on your own. Walking visit to Castello district to appreciate the Archaeological national museum that displays among others some of the Giants of Monte Prama. Visit the cathedral with its beautiful coloured marbles and the Romanesque pulpit from 1162.  Dinner in a traditional restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3 - 30th April - Nebida, Iglesias and Barumini
Departure after breakfast to the Western coast and admire the precipitous shore of Nebida and the Natural monument " Pan di Zucchero". Continue to Iglesias for a short visit and carry on to Barumini for lunch. In the afternoon visit the outstanding Nuragic village Su Nuraxi and taste different  honey flavours at a local beekeeper's. Return to Cagliari for dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 4 - 1st May - St. Efisio in Cagliari
After breakfast get involved in the preparation of the extraordinary procession organized for Saint Efisio: hundreds of people arrive in Cagliari from many different villages dressed with their traditional costume to take part in St. Efisio procession. They thank him to have protected the town from a bad plague epidemy that occured in 1656. There are even bleechers to assist to this amazing occasion and enjoy sumptuous handmade coulered gowns and suits or carts pulled by huge oxen and adorned with an great abundance of farming items and flowers. Lunch in a restaurant and time on your own to stroll around Marina, Stampace or Villanova districts.

Day 5 -  2nd May - Dolianova, Serdiana, Cagliari
Departure after breakfast to visit the charming S. Pantaleo church in Dolianova that displays a splendid alterpiece from the fifteentheth century.  Wine tasting at Argiola's winery and return to Cagliari for free time before departure according to scheduled flight.
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