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Cagliari: Half-Day Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

Cagliari: Half-Day Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches - Domus de Maria, Italy

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Domus de Maria, Italy

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$72.44

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beach coves in Sardinia just outside the coastal town of Chia. Your private guide and transportation will take you to explore up to 5 of the most spectacular ... More info ›

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beach coves in Sardinia just outside the coastal town of Chia. Your private guide and transportation will take you to explore up to 5 of the most spectacular. Experience the beaches with just you and your private group.
Excursion among hidden beaches. This itinerary starts from the ancient street called Nora Bithia, from which paths originate and will take you to beautiful beaches.

You will explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. Complementing that stunning turquoise water is the peach-colored sand, and scattered among the sand dunes are lush green juniper trees. The colors are really striking.
Heading to the beach is a tradition of the locals and visitors alike. You will clearly see why the coves and beaches in Chia are popular.
Time allowing, you will stop at up to 5 of the prettiest coves, depending on how much time you spend at each. As this is your private excursion, you can decide to spend more time at one cove or even skip one if you wish. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla, from here you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you the snorkel gear or you are welcome to bring your own or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax!
Another amazing beach is Malfatano, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters and it offers amazing vistas of Capo Malfatano bay. Tuerredda can be considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the area and it also offers great snorkeling. You will also make stops Porto Larboi and S'isola Manna.
You will find restroom facilities at some of the beaches (Cala Cipolla, Tuerredda and Malfatano) although some may be rustic. Please see the notes section. You will also find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks. Your guide will gladly assist with suggestions.
Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will give your stories, history and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your hotel after such a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia!
Upon request, it will be also possible to have lunch at Capo Malfatano beach (additional price). Duration: 4-5 hours.

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Cagliari: Archaeological Site of Montessu Guided Visit

Cagliari: Archaeological Site of Montessu Guided Visit  - Domus de Maria, Italy

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Domus de Maria, Italy

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$72.44

The Montessu necropolis, located in a natural trachyte amphitheatre, is the most imposing and extensive necropolis of domus de janas (rock-hewn chamber tombs) in southern Sardinia. Discover this site with a guide.

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup/drop-off (only for Chia and Domus de Maria area, the service out side of Domus de Maria will have an extra cost, depending on where you are staying). 
You will go through the wonderful panoramic Chia-Teulada road, already travelled by the ancient Romans and Carthaginian population, passing through little towns like Teulada, Santadi e Villaperuccio. The transfer to the archaeological site takes around 80 minutes.
You will visit this prehistorical ancient necropolis of about 2 km of extension ... More info ›

The Montessu necropolis, located in a natural trachyte amphitheatre, is the most imposing and extensive necropolis of domus de janas (rock-hewn chamber tombs) in southern Sardinia. Discover this site with a guide.

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup/drop-off (only for Chia and Domus de Maria area, the service out side of Domus de Maria will have an extra cost, depending on where you are staying). 
You will go through the wonderful panoramic Chia-Teulada road, already travelled by the ancient Romans and Carthaginian population, passing through little towns like Teulada, Santadi e Villaperuccio. The transfer to the archaeological site takes around 80 minutes.
You will visit this prehistorical ancient necropolis of about 2 km of extension. The site is made up of two areas: the first one includes the ancient graves called "Domus de Janas" (fairies houses), while the second one is called "Su Congianu".
 
There are more than 40 tombs, of various shapes and sizes. Two of the domus are especially important as they contain Neolithic religious symbols. One has a bull symbol sculpted on the entrance wall, as well as other symbols including the eyes and breasts of the Goddess Mother and a false door representing the passage to the other world. The other tomb has horns of various shapes, referring to the cult of the bull-god, sculpted into the ceiling and on the step leading to the entrance of the domus. The pottery found during excavations bears witness to the long use of the necropolis, in the Final Neolithic and the Recent Aeneolithic up to the Early Bronze Age.
Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before driving you back to your hotel.

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Cagliari Shore Excursion: South West Hidden Beaches Private Boat Tour

Cagliari Shore Excursion: South West Hidden Beaches Private Boat Tour  - Domus de Maria, Italy

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Location: Domus de Maria, Italy

From USD
$861.26

Make the most of your stop in Cagliari and disembark your cruise ship for an exciting private boat tour. 
Get back to nature and discover some of the most beautiful hidden beach coves in Sardinia just outside the coastal town of Chia by inflatable boat. Your guide and skipper will take you to explore up to 6 of the most spectacular beaches depending on time.

After you take the free shuttle from your pier to the gate (1 minute), your guide for the day will meet you at the parking ... More info ›

Make the most of your stop in Cagliari and disembark your cruise ship for an exciting private boat tour. 
Get back to nature and discover some of the most beautiful hidden beach coves in Sardinia just outside the coastal town of Chia by inflatable boat. Your guide and skipper will take you to explore up to 6 of the most spectacular beaches depending on time.

After you take the free shuttle from your pier to the gate (1 minute), your guide for the day will meet you at the parking. You will board your transportation, you will have a beautiful, scenic drive of about 45 minutes to the Cape Malfatano. There you will start your boat tour and explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia and Teulada are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. Complementing that stunning turquoise water is the peach-colored sand, and scattered among the sand dunes are lush green juniper trees. The colors are really striking.
Heading to the beach is a tradition of the locals and visitors alike. You will clearly see why the coves and beaches in Chia are popular.
Time allowing, you will stop at up to 6 of the prettiest coves, depending on how much time you spend at each. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla, from here you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you the snorkel gear or you are welcome to bring your own. Get stunning views of the island of Su Cardolinu and the magnificent bay of Cala Cipolla.
Another itinerary is Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes, here it's a military zone and we can only swim around the boat. Look for the friendly dolphins that sometimes frolic by the side of the boat, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the most beautiful sea in Italy.
Your guide and skipper will gladly assist with suggestions.
Throughout your experience at Chia and Teulada, your guide will give your stories, history and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia and Teulada!
At the end of your experience our guide will bring you back to your cruise ship.

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Cagliari: Nora Archaeological Site Tour from Chia

Cagliari: Nora Archaeological Site Tour from Chia - Domus de Maria, Italy

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Domus de Maria, Italy

From USD
$74.74

Excursion through the ancient roman ruins of the first Sardinian Phoenician City: Nora. The theatre, the thermal baths, the patrician villas, the marketplace and the tower recall a glorious and never forgotten past ... More info ›

Excursion through the ancient roman ruins of the first Sardinian Phoenician City: Nora. The theatre, the thermal baths, the patrician villas, the marketplace and the tower recall a glorious and never forgotten past. Among the extraordinary streets it will be possible to discover the urban and artistic technique used by ancient Mediterranean population.
History is alive and in abundance on the island of Sardinia. This is your opportunity to visit some of what remains of a civilization that is approximately 3,000 years old! Enjoy a guided visit tour to Nora and the hidden gem town of Pula.

During this tour you can visit and discover Nora. Nora was one of the first Phoenician allocations founded in Sardinia, according to literary testimony and legend by an Iberian hero called Norace. The foundation and therefore life of the city, began in the VIII century B.C., but it developed mostly during the Punic period, between the V and III centuries B.C.  
Sardinia was then conquered by Romans, gradually transforming the city which became the home of the Roman governor and council. The major boom period in the Roman centre is between the II and III centuries A.D which we witness in the archaeological remains and the main part of the buildings visible today. 
As you enter the archeological zone, you will see what remains of the thermal baths. Walk along the cobbled street to the heart of this open-air museum - Piazza del Foro. Here you will see the ruins of the Temple of Tanit - a Carthaginian goddess. The archeological zone was revealed in 1889 following a storm that uncovered the Phoenician Tophet, a kind of cemetery for children. And hence the excavations began. An aqueduct and necropolis are found on the site, as are the remains of a nobleman's house dating back to the 3rd century. The rooms of the house are lined with mosaics that are stunning. Your private guided visit in Nora will be approximately 1.5 hours.
The main attraction of Nora is the theater, the only one in Sardinia. In its day, it was lined with marble and could seat 1,000 people on its 20 terraces. The spectacular structure still today is host to the La Notte dei Poeti festival! Please note that during the festivals, the theater is covered to protect the ruins. In spite of all that you will see, much of Nora remains unexcavated! Looking out across the golden sands of the beach and the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, you can likely take yourself back to the forgotten past of this ancient urban trading center and imagine what it must have been!
Today Nora is still alive, the archaeological research continues and its past is alive in the memories of all that have visited and not forgotten.
You will also visit the nearby town of Pula. A hidden gem in the southern Sardinia, with charming alleys and patrician homes. You can browse your perfect souvenir here, there are many craft shops and if times allow maybe you can enter one of their traditional restaurants. Here and throughout this incredible experience, your guide will strive to make your time as personalized as possible. You will have approximately 30 minutes in Pula.
Free service pick-up/drop-off only for Domus de Maria and Chia area. Tickets and water included.

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Cagliari: Barumini Unesco Site and Giara Park

Cagliari: Barumini Unesco Site and Giara Park - Domus de Maria, Italy

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Domus de Maria, Italy

From USD
$95.44

Visiting Barumini and its territory means discover a world rich in history and tradition. From the first moments in which you approach this small village of Marmilla, located in the heart of Sardinia, you can breathe a particular atmosphere, that one of a special place, deputed since the Old Age at seat of power and central part of a rich land full of marvels and fundamental way of communication. A wonderful place that now since 1997 has been enrolled in Unesco World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness. On the Giara, there is an important variety of animal species. Forests of cork and oak alternate with Mediterranean maquis, garrigues, prairies, and ponds to make this plateau a rich fauna shelter, in which the most famous specimen is the Giara horse. It's also possible to have a lunch, you will taste the specialties of the Sardinian typical products, based on the seasons, thanks to the gastronomic culture of the ancient land of the “Nuraghi”.

Driving about 1 hour from Cagliari in to the country side of Sardinia, we'll reach Barumini and we'll see this wonderful place that from 1997 has been enrolled in Unesco World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness ... More info ›

Visiting Barumini and its territory means discover a world rich in history and tradition. From the first moments in which you approach this small village of Marmilla, located in the heart of Sardinia, you can breathe a particular atmosphere, that one of a special place, deputed since the Old Age at seat of power and central part of a rich land full of marvels and fundamental way of communication. A wonderful place that now since 1997 has been enrolled in Unesco World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness. On the Giara, there is an important variety of animal species. Forests of cork and oak alternate with Mediterranean maquis, garrigues, prairies, and ponds to make this plateau a rich fauna shelter, in which the most famous specimen is the Giara horse. It's also possible to have a lunch, you will taste the specialties of the Sardinian typical products, based on the seasons, thanks to the gastronomic culture of the ancient land of the “Nuraghi”.

Driving about 1 hour from Cagliari in to the country side of Sardinia, we'll reach Barumini and we'll see this wonderful place that from 1997 has been enrolled in Unesco World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness.
First stop  at Zapata Palace, Noble power, good taste and a display of luxury combined with a priceless cultural patrimony. In  Barumini the beautiful dwelling of the Zapata family, the building of which was ordered by Don Azor, alcalde of  Cagliari, at the end of the 16th century, over the ruins of a nuraghe. Since 2006, the Spanish residence has been a museum centre. The building is a rare example of Hispanic civil architecture in Sardinia, built based on classical-style models. 
Second stop at Su Nuraxi, made from basalt, reveals two thousand years of stratification, from the 16th century BC to the 7th century AD, and consists of a complex Nuraghe - a bastion with a central tower and four corner towers - and, all around it, a labyrinth of 50 huts, wells and cisterns. The central tower (originally 18 metres high) is the most ancient: the diameter of its walls decreases gradually as you go up towards the top. It was later surrounded by walls with four smaller towers. The boundary wall, however, dates back to a period of war. It is still visible and made the Nuraghe unassailable. These circular huts with conical roofs date back to the Late Bronze Age (14th - 12th century BC) and this type of dwelling is a  unique example based on its complexity. The most significant one is the meeting hut, where pots, ornaments, tools, arms and votive images were found. 
After lunch(not included), we'll drive towards Gesturi, where we can have a walk tour in the Giara Park and meet the Sardinian Wild Horses. 
Also in the park we can visit the older kind of Nuraghe "Proto Nuraghe". The fauna of the Giara includes some of the most common species of mammals that are normally present in the woodlands of Sardinia: wild boars, foxes, martens, wild rabbits, hares, and hedgehogs. Besides these, it is worth mentioning the many species of permanent birds, such as Sardinian partridges, sparrowhawks, and peregrine falcons, and a large number of migratory birds, both terrestrial (thrushes, blackbirds, woodcocks, wood pigeons) and aquatic (herons, ducks, snipes, marsh harriers). Nesting species include hawfinches, mistle thrushes, woodlarks, shrikes, black buntings, Dartford warblers, great spotted woodpeckers, jays, and bee-eaters. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before driving you back to your hotel.

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Porto Flavia

Porto Flavia - Domus de Maria, Italy

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Domus de Maria, Italy

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$86.24

The Masua hub was a complex of several mining operations in the Sulcis area, a region of Sardinia rich in coal, sulphur, barium, zinc, lead, silver and other metals. Extraction began in 1600, but became economically relevant only in the early 1900s when the mining business in the whole region experienced a quick expansion ... More info ›

The Masua hub was a complex of several mining operations in the Sulcis area, a region of Sardinia rich in coal, sulphur, barium, zinc, lead, silver and other metals. Extraction began in 1600, but became economically relevant only in the early 1900s when the mining business in the whole region experienced a quick expansion. The extraction, especially of the coal caves, was operated on a low-technology basis until the early 20th century. Since the late 1800s metal-gathering enjoyed more modern techniques, as it was controlled mostly by rich north-European corporations more willing to commit money in improving the mining efficiency. In 1922, the Masua mines were acquired by the Belgian Vieille Montagne Company, and exploitation increased with the growing need for zinc and lead for reconstruction after World War I as well as because of technological advance in steel alloys.

We'll see how a special crew of miners expert in explosives and rock climbing was assembled. They worked in shifts, day and night, to complete the excavations in record time. Despite safety measures being practically ignored to speed up work, no casualties were reported in the building phase. Because the tunnel was without angles or trenches, the usual technique for dynamite-drilling was impossible (the crew used those angles and trenches as shelter while blowing up charges just a few meters away). Instead, small cavities were excavated at regular distances to allow the workers to gain cover after igniting explosives. They are still visible in the guided tour. The workers began drilling the upper gallery, 37 metres (121 ft) above sea-level, with dynamite and mechanical drills (many mines at the time mostly used pickaxes) until they reached the sea. They then hung from ropes and began drilling the lower tunnel from the cliff-face, 16 metres (52 ft) above sea-level, going the opposite direction under the upper gallery. This way, they could dump the removed rocks directly into the sea. Finally, the reservoirs were excavated by creating holes in the basaltic rock, starting from the bottom of the cavities and going up. This again eased the removal of rubble, although this procedure was very dangerous. Each storage reservoir was 4 to 8 metres (13 to 26 ft) in diameter and 20 metres (66 ft) high. Venting holes were opened on the side of the galleries. Mechanical iron hatches were installed, along with the electric railway into the upper tunnel. The train brought the ore to the loading hatches of the reservoirs, while in the lower tunnel the unloading hatches fed the ore to the conveyor belt leading to the ships. The belt was covered with a steel casing to prevent the wind blowing away zinc oxide powder. It was extensible, and retracted after a load was delivered to the ship's hold. The main conveyor belt featured an innovative movable alignment system, designed to reduce the risk of the belt escaping the driving wheels under the pressure of the falling ore. The main belt dumped the ore on the slightly lower extensible conveyor belt, which could be protruded for 15 metres (49 ft) and channeled the ore powder into a vertical shaft going to the hold of a moored ship. Construction took only two years, ending in 1924, a remarkably short period of time for a work of that size. The ends of the tunnels facing the sea were adorned with concrete towers and decorative nameplates. They were not necessary to the operation, but were asked to be constructed by the owner of the company as a mark of prestige. Vecelli's daughter, Flavia, was born earlier in 1924 and the engineer obtained from the company to name the harbor after her.
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