ARCHAEOLOGICAL SARDINIA

NURAGIC CIVILIZATION, ONE OF THE MOST ANCIENT AND UNKNOWN TO THE WORLD...

A fascinating civilization and mysterious civilisation which has left much evidence across the territory. Together with our archaeologists you will discover the wonders of the Nuragic civilization: the nuraghi and the ziggurat, the Domus de Janas and tombs of the giants, the menhirs and dolmens, the holy wells and the famous statues of the Giants of Monte Prama, emblem of an island which is rich in history.

  • You organise the flight to and from Sardinia, to any of the Sardinian airports, Alghero-Cagliari or Olbia.
  • You organise the period of the year for your holidays, the month and the days of the week, excluding July and August.

…We take care of the rest…

Airport Distance

Alghero - Oristano km 148 - 1:40 h
Olbia - Oristano km 181 - 2:00 h
Cagliari - Oristano km 90 - 1:00 h

OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • TOURING AROUND IN OUR MINIBUS, AIRPORT TRANSFER TO AND FROM AIRPORT OF YOUR CHOICE YES
  • ACCOMODATION IN OUR CAREFULLY SELECTED BIJOUX HOTELS. YES
  • QUALIFIED LOCAL GUIDES YES
  • INTERPRETARS (IF NECESSARY) YES
  • ENTRANCE FEES TO MUSEUMS, NATIONAL PARK AREAS AND THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES MENTIONED. YES
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE YES
  • PACKED LUNCHES; DINNERS IN CHOICE RESTAURANTS OF THE AREA. YES
  • FLIGHTS NO
  • ITINARIES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. !

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1. Welcome to Sardinia

Tombe dei Giganti Upon arrival at the airport of your choice you will find the staff of the Week in Sardinia who will welcome you and take you to the city of Oristano  where we will be hosted in accommodation carefully selected for the entire duration of our vacation. During the transfer we will schedule small stops allowing you to appreciate the beauty of our Island.
There will be a typical welcome dinner in a characteristic restaurant within the area.

Day 2. Ancient Sardinia - Tharros and the Ipogeo of San Salvatore

Rovine della città di TharrosWe will head towards the village of San Salvatore di Sinis, where we will visit the homonymous church below which lie underground chambers, consisting of several spaces which have been partially dug out of the rock over time, these environments were used for various purposes. During the Nuraghic age, a sacred well was dug out for the worship of the waters.
Afterwards, we move to the beautiful beach of Is Arutas, where the sand is made of fine round quartz grains, with shades of colours which alternate between pink, light green and white, making it unique. We will have our lunch here which will be organised by our staff, offering local food and wine.
In the afternoon we will move to the Marine Protected Area of Sinis, until we reach the suggestive archaeological area of City of Tharros which boasts a terrace overlooking the sea. A site which is among the most important in the Mediterranean, which is absorbing for visitors and scholars, as it continues to provide new ideas for analysis and reconstruction of the period Phoenician-Punic.

 

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical local eatery.

Day 3. Giants of Mont'e Prama and bottarga

Giganti di Mont'e PramaWe will visit the Civic Museum of Cabras where finally forty years after their discovery, one can now admire the mysterious and fascinating Nuraghic sculptures of the Giants of Mont’e Prama, statues carved in local limestone with a height ranging between 2 and 2.5 meters.
Lunch in the characteristic fishmonger’s Peschiera Mar’e Pontis, where we will enjoy local food.
In the afternoon we will go to the factories where they produce the renowned bottarga, we will be taken through the processing of the product in all its phases.

 

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical local eatery.

Day 4. Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina – Nuraghe Losa

Pozzo Sacro Santa CristinaJust 30 minutes away from Oristano, stands the Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina, an important archaeological site which is divided into two parts. The first part, comprises a well temple, a sacred well dating back to the Nuragic era, it is surrounded by huts and enclosures, also dating from the Nuraghic Age. The second part, however, consists of a single nuraghe tower offering some stone huts and a nuragic village.
Within the site, we will also visit the Christian devotional complex, including the country church of Santa Cristina and 36 small houses.
Packed lunch.
In the afternoon we will visit the Archaeological Complex of Nuraghe Losa, featuring a nuragic complex of the tholos nuraghe with a trilobal layout.

 

 

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical local eatery.

Day 5. The obsidian – Mogoro winery

OssidianaWe will head towards the village of Pau, where the Museum of obsidian, is located, a volcanic rock, whose formation is due to the rapid cooling of the lava. It is a natural glass, quite similar to that manufactured glass.
Packed lunch.
In the afternoon we will visit the Mogoro winery, where wine tasting will follow with its own wines and local produce.

 

 

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical local eatery

Day 6. Roman bath Fordongianus – Museum of bread

Grotta Su MarmuriOn the banks of the river Tirso, near downtown Fordongianus, are the remains of the splendid Roman baths, renowned since antiquity by the name of Aquae Ypsitanae.
The site that we are going to visit features a thermal complex with a central natatorium, the large bathtub that took advantage of the hot springs that still flow naturally in the area, and a number of other spaces that were heated artificially.
Not far from the spa, in the village centre, we will visit the Aragonese house, typical aristocratic house built towards the end of the sixteenth century.
In the afternoon we will move to the village of Villaurbana, where we will visit the museum House of Bread. We will be shown the making of the typical bread of the area, characterized by its different shapes and textures.

  • Packed Lunch.
  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical local eatery

Day 7. Laconi

Cascata MaggioreLaconi sits on a ridge on the plateau Sarcidano, plateau immersed in a dense and lush forest with numerous streams, where numerous species of orchids grow and bloom in spring. We will visit the Museum of Menhirs, which contains about 40 male and female figures, from the pre-nuragic period.
Next, we will visit the Aymerich Park which extends around the remains of Aymerich Castle, from which it takes its name.
Crossing a thick forest of holm oaks, evocative springs and fantastic waterfalls. We will have our packed lunch at an equipped picnic area in this beautiful park.

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical local eatery.

Day 8. Our farewell

Area Archeologica di NoraAt the end of a week full of activities and fantastic discoveries, with our special goodbye, we will accompany you to the airport of your departure at the times indicated by you.

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