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The archaeological site of Su Nuraxi (the Nuraghe) is located in the municipality of Barumini. Declared in 1997 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, Su Nuraxi stands at the foot of the famous Giara plateau that is known for the little horses that graze free and wild (the only place in Europe) in its territory.
The area was discovered in the ’50s by the archaeologist Giovanni Lilliu and it includes a village with ancient little streets and numerous stone huts, in the center of which stands one of the largest megalithic monuments in Europe: Su Nuraxi (the nuraghe). It is extraordinary example of the defensive system of the Nuraghic period of the Bronze Age.
Stories, legends and ancient mysteries echo in this fascinating place, symbol of power and home to magical rituals. An unforgettable tour to discover the most important archaeological site in Sardinia and the legendary Nuragic Civilization. A journey through time in one of the oldest places in the world, inhabited since prehistoric times, which will help you understand the origins of our ancient culture.
Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm (depending on customer needs).
The tour is suitable for everyone, lovers of history and archeology. For anyone who wants to know the fascinating and mysterious Nuragic Civilization, through one of the most fascinating sites in the world, including legends, ancient stories and magical rituals.
Su Nuraxi is not the only nuraghe in the area. Not far away there is another archaeological area known as Su Nuraxi ‘e Cresia (literally “the nuraghe of the church”), a nuragic complex discovered in the 90s, during the restoration of the Casa Zapata (former residence of the Sardinian-Aragonese barons, built in 1500 on the ancient nuraghe).