The "domus de janas" (fairy houses) are the artificial caves in which various bodies were deposited. They appear in the recent Neolithic (culture of Ozieri) but their use endures, thanks to the practice of reuse, up to the Eneolithic and, in some cases, the ancient Bronze Age (Bonnannaro culture).
The Molentargius Saline Regional Nature Park, established in 1999, is a wetland of international value among the most important in Europe, a rare example of the ecosystem world present in heavily anthropized areas but an ideal habitat for many animal species, including the flamingo.
The beach of Calamosca, just four kilometers from the center of Cagliari, is close to the long and wide sandy beach of the Poetto. It has a limpid sea of shades of emerald green and blue, a sandy beach with smooth pebbles and a gently sloping seabed, suitable for children and particularly loved by those who practice underwater fishing and diving. There is ample parking, kiosk and beach equipment rental.
Today the Poetto is the undisputed 'sea' of the Cagliari hinterland, a favorite destination for visitors to the capital, in summer and on any sunny day in the rest of the year. It extends from the Red Sea, on the coast of Quartu Sant'Elena, up to the Sella del Diavolo, which enhances its charm by dominating the marina of Marina Piccola from above. You reach the promontory from Calamosca with an hour's journey, beautiful at night.
An enchanting tongue of fine and golden sand, enclosed between two pink granite promontories that stretch towards the sea to form a natural pool. Behind sandy dunes with Mediterranean vegetation and a forest of pines and junipers. Cala Cipolla has a characteristic appearance and preserves a solitary and wild nature: it is one of the most suggestive beaches of Chia, in the territory of Domus de Maria, three quarters of an hour from Cagliari.
San Bartolomeo is a district of Cagliari. The district of San Bartolomeo extends along the homonymous avenue and is divided into two areas: the upper area, the most recent, and the lower area, the oldest, where there is also the valuable parish church of 1600 dedicated to San Bartholomew.
Capoterra is a center of about 23 thousand inhabitants at the south-western gates of the Sardinian capital. In its vast territory, inhabited since pre-Nuraghic times, nature and history intertwine. Enchanting landscapes of great interest you will find on the Arcosu, almost four thousand hectares of forest, with a 'heart' of holm oaks and corks, surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, where undisturbed Sardinian deer and fallow deer roam.
Costa Rei is a maritime hamlet of Muravera. Mostly populated during the summer it is a destination for numerous tourists and renowned for its clear and fine sand beaches. The beach is also famous for the rock of Peppino, in Santa Giusta, a low and wide rock visited by tourists all year round. On the horizon you can see the island of Serpentara.
A scenic and majestic building of the early twentieth century stands in the historic center of Cagliari, one of the symbols of the capital of Sardinia, which has served over the decades to various functions.
The Torre dell'Elefante (Italian: "Tower of the Elephant") is a medieval tower in Cagliari, southern Sardinia. It is located in the Castello historical quarter of the city. The tower was built in 1307, during the Pisan domination of the city, by the Sardinian architect Giovanni Capula, who had also designed the Torre di San Pancrazio two years earlier, as well as the Torre dell'Aquila, partly destroyed in the 18th century and now incorporated in Palazzo Boyl. The tower was part of the city's fortifications in view of the imminent Aragonese invasion of the island. With a height of 31 metres, the tower was built on three sides in white limestone from the nearby Colle di Bonaria; another side was open and featured four floors of wooden galleries. It has also a gate, that, together with that of the Torre di San Pancrazio, is still the main entrance to Castello. During the Aragonese rule, the edifice was modified and used as a jail. Its walls were used to hang the severed heads of the executed. It was restored in 1906, with the reopening of some sections which had been covered by other buildings.
The beach of Tuerredda is a marvel of nature, a 'pearl' that recalls Caribbean scenarios, which has become an undisputed symbol of Sardinia, thanks to the intense blue of the water, the green of the shrubs and the delicate gold of the fine sand. It stretches for over half a kilometer inside an inlet between Capo Malfatano and Capo Spartivento, in the territory of Teulada, in the south-western end of the island.
It means 'painted sea'. The signature on the painting is of the nature itself, author of a masterpiece enhanced by skilled artistic brushstrokes with a thousand shades of blue-emerald that contrast the green of the surrounding hills. There could be no more appropriate name. The beautiful beach of Mari Pintau is the pearl of the territory of Quartu Sant'Elena: it is located along the curves of the panoramic for Villasimius, about twenty kilometers from the center of Cagliari, in the tourist resort of Geremeas.
A vast green space in the historic center of Cagliari, which preserves thousands of plant species, some very rare, from all over the world, and inside it an archaeological area that houses a large number of Roman relics. The botanical garden, whose surface, similar to a trapezium, is about five hectares, occupies the lower part of the valley of Palabanda, in an area between Roman Amphitheater, Capuchin Garden and Tigellio villa.
On the south-eastern coast of Sardinia, stands a beautiful beach, with its unmistakable charm, location for some commercials: clear water and white sand on one side, a granite quarry on the other. Divided into several coves, Punta Molentis is surmounted by Mediterranean shrubs and cactuses with multicolored flowers, which give the landscape an unusual look and smell the air.
The Roman Amphitheatre of Cagliari is an ancient Roman amphitheatre, located in the city of Cagliari. The structure, built in the 2nd century AD, was half carved in the rock, while the rest was built in local white limestone, with a façade surpassing 20 m in height. It housed fights between men and animals, of gladiators and other specialized fighters recruited in and outside Sardinia. It was also the seat of public executions. It could house up to 10,000 spectators, some one third of the Roman Caralis.
Extending on a peninsula projected on the sea that closes the Gulf of Cagliari to the south-west, immersed in a valuable landscape and environmental framework, the archaeological area of Nora offers visitors a city that has passed through time, from the Phoenicians to the Romans, witnessed by the monumental ruins of temples, baths, mosaic houses, a forum and the only Roman theater on the island.
Built in Gothic-Romanesque forms, it was later reduced to typical Genoese Baroque forms, by Domenico Spotorno, with the collaboration of Ligurian stonemasons (Solario and Aprile), from 1669 to 1674. The Archbishop Pietro De Vico (1657-1676) commanded restoration work.