Barumini Su Nuraxi World Heritage


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Nuragic site and Giara Plateau

Barumini is world famous for the presence of the monumental complex of "Su Nuraxi", which has become one of UNESCO's protected World Heritage Monuments. It represents one of the major expressions of Sardinian Megalithic civilisation with its enormous monument dating back to the II millennium BC.
Your tour continues at Palazzo Zapata essentially a post medieval place built onto a prehistoric Sardinian ruin which was then excavated and the whole place turned into a museum. This is multi-tiered so the visitor walks around the levels of the archaeology and you can look down into the monumental past. There is a small exhibits of pottery and metal-ware and an ethnographic museum.
At the end you visit the Giara: it is a high and steep-sided basaltic plateau at 500-600 meters above sea level. It's home to over 350 plant species, notably the Cork oak, and to the majority of the surviving population of the Giara Horse: wild ponies have run free on the Giara plateau from time immemorial.


Visit archaeological area of Barumini
Visit Zapata Palace and ethnographic museum
Excursion at Giara plateau (wild horses watching)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cagliari, Piazza Yenne (in front of the obelisque);
we can choose other location (as your hotel etc..)
*for cruise passengers Maritime Station Port of Cagliari

End location: Cagliari city center, Piazza Yenne
*for cruise passengers Maritime Station Port of Cagliari

Duration: 5 hours


Car "Dacia Duster". It's a suv, it offers substantially more space than a common car.
*For more than 4 people I can arrange a minivan or other vehicle.

What’s Included

My services as your professional private guide.
Customization of your private tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euro - Archaeological area ticket

What’s Extra

Archaeological area ticket
Snacks, drinks and any purchase (as souvenirs etc..).

A Recent Review of this tour

Riccardo was an EXCELLENT guide. Personable and kind, he also has established all of the right connections within the tourism industry to make the experience seamless for his customers. He is an expert; his professional and educational background and his status as a local all added to that, and he clearly keeps current with developments in archaeology, history, natural history and other aspects of Sardinian culture. He added a trip to see a wonderful view of Cagliari to our itinerary to end a perfect day.
Jackie Greaney

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