Cultural excursionsSardinia’s past not only lies in its nature amidst maquis and sea, but also in its countless cultural sites: excavations, Neolithic traces, mysterious fairy tombs, towers and the remains of villages built by the Nuragic civilisation, Carthaginians and Romans not only amaze archaeologists.
Su Nuraxi Nuraghi complex at BaruminiInland, at the height of Oristano, lies the largest and most important Nuraghi complex on the island: Su Nuraxi. This archaeological highlight is one kilometre away from the small village of Barumini.
Good to know:Unfortunately, it is not possible to visit alone; only accompanied groups are permitted.
The Roman ruins of Tharros and NoraA visit to the two ancient Roman cities of Tharros on the west coast near Oristano and Nora on the south coast near Pula is more than worth it, and not just to see the ruins. Both also overlook stunning turquoise waters and idyllic beaches.
The Basilica of the Holy Trinity of SaccargiaA gem of European architecture: near Sassari in northern Sardinia lies the Romanesque church of Saccargia. Historical sources date the church back to the year 1114. Its incomparable façade is made up of an array of white and black stones, which reflect the style of Tuscan architecture from Pisa, Lucca and Pistoia. The inner walls of the apse were adorned with frescoes in the 13th century.
Citadella dei Musei in CagliariAn elegant unification of antiquity and modernity: the modern Citadella dei Musei complex in Cagliari is an impressive building made of glass, concrete and metal that enjoys a unique location at the highest point of the city, where the Spanish citadel once sat. The architectural highlight is the integration of the medieval supporting walls into the modern concrete structure. The huge museum complex hosts Sardinia’s most significant cultural assets, the National Gallery, the Museum of Siamese Art and a wax figure exhibition.