Discovering Cagliari underground
Our tour starts at Santa Restituta Crypt.
This hypogeal space was believed to have been the site of Saint Restituta's martyrdom. The crypt was long forgotten and, during the 17th century excavations, ancient relics were found, leading to a partial restoration of the site and its embellishment with altars and statues. During the WWII bombings the crypt was used as an air-raid shelter.
The second crypt is the Cripta di Sant'Efisio. According to the popular tradition, the crypt is the place where the martyr was imprisoned and tortured before being sentenced to death. It is a cavity nine metres under the road level where it is possible to go through some steps from the above church. Inside, there is a marble column called "the column of Efisio's martyrdom", where we can still see the ring to which the chain of his imprisonment was hooked.
The last crypt of Santo Sepolcro is one of the most fascinating hypogeums of the town. We can find traces of an ancient cemetery and buildings of the Roman period.
Cagliari city center:
-Crypt of Santa Restituta
-Crypt of Sant'Efisio
-Crypt of San Sepolcro
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cagliari, Piazza Yenne (in front of the obelisk), or a meeting point we can choose together.
End location: Cagliari, Piazza Yenne (city center)
Duration: 2 hours
My services as tour guide.
Customization of your private tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - Money for snacks, drinks and any purchase.
Tickets, money for snacks, drinks and any purchase.