Excursion Barumini and Giara di Gesturi

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This excursion will lead you to the most famous Sardinian Archaeological site, the Nuraghe of Barumini, UNESCO world heritage site. Nuraghe are the symbol of Sardinia, and were built during the II Millennium bC. The Nuraghe of Barumini is composed by a Central tower, the keep, originally nearly 20 metres high. This tower is surrounded by a fortified court, and by four side towers.
The passage inside the monument is emotional and adventurous, since you pass through the walls and the ancient corridors! After the third circle of Towers, the fortification is surrounded by the village, composed by circular houses built during at least 10
centuries!
The Giara of Gesturi is a vast area in the heart of Sardinia, with an area of 42 square kilometers, and a height of 550 meters above sea level. As vulcaninc area, The Giara is made by basaltic rock.Over a basaltic surface, over the millennia, it has filed a thin layer of soil, rarely deeper than 50 cm, which has developed a particular vegetation from distinctly Mediterranean character.From the summit plateau of the Jar, you can have a dominant view over a large part of the Sardinian territory, in particular the Marmilla area characterized by rolling hills.The Parco della Giara is best known as the place to find refuge “Cavallini della Giara”, the last wild horses in Europe. The park is also populated by wild boars, foxes, martens, many birds A particular mention should be made in particular for the “Lepidurus opus lubbocki”, an archaic crustacean, it remained unchanged for 200 million years.