Feast your eyes on the monuments of Cagliari on a 2-hour walking tour of the Sardinian capital. Learn the history of the city, from the days of the first human settlement in the Lower Paleolithic, through the Bronze Age, the Romans, and more.
What to Expect
Take a cultural walk through the streets of Cagliari’s Old Town to discover the Sardinian capital’s main monuments from different periods in history. Your guide will start with a short background about the origins of Cagliari, and an historical overview of Sardinia.
The island has been settled by humans since the Lower Paleolithic, and during the Bronze Age and beyond developed its unique Nuragic civilization. With the help of some graphic reconstructions and bronzes, your guide will be able to show you what a Nuraghe is and what the civilization looked like.
From the Piazza del Carmine (the Forum during Roman times), admire the ruins of Tigello's villa. Go to the remains of the Roman amphitheater. Then, continue into the medieval district of Castello, where you will see sights such as the Cathedral, restored in the 1930s to replace its Baroque façade with a more authentic medieval style. Admire the original Bell Tower.
It’s in the Castello that you will also find the Sardinian Archaeological Museum, the most important museum of the Nuragic civilization. Pass by some of the old artisan workshops along the narrow lanes, and end with a beautiful view over Cagliari from the Bastion of Saint Remy.
What's Not Included
- Archaeological Museum (EUR 3 per person)
Know Before You Go
• Please note that this tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility
• The tour is suitable for families and the young and old alike