Explore the enchanting sites of Barumini and Giara on this captivating day excursion, immersing yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of Sardinia.
The journey commences at the Nuraghe of Barumini, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Sardinia’s most renowned archaeological treasure. Nuraghe, symbolic of the island’s heritage, were constructed during the 2nd millennium BC. The Barumini Nuraghe boasts a central tower, or keep, originally reaching nearly 20 meters in height. Surrounded by a fortified court and four side towers, the exploration of its interior offers an emotional and adventurous experience, navigating through ancient corridors and walls. Beyond the third circle of towers, the fortification extends to the village, featuring circular houses built over at least 10 centuries.

Continue your journey to the Giara of Gesturi, an expansive area in the heart of Sardinia spanning 42 square kilometers and rising to an elevation of 550 meters above sea level. Composed of basaltic rock due to its volcanic origins, the Giara boasts a unique Mediterranean character in its vegetation, flourishing over a thin layer of soil. From the summit plateau, relish a panoramic view of Sardinia, particularly the picturesque Marmilla area with its rolling hills.

The Parco della Giara is renowned as the habitat of the “Cavallini della Giara,” the last wild horses in Europe. The park is also home to wild boars, foxes, martens, and numerous bird species. Notably, the park hosts the “Lepidurus opus lubbocki,” an archaic crustacean that has remained unchanged for 200 million years.
Accessible from various destinations, including Cagliari, Santa Margherita, Chia, Villasimius, and Costa Rei, this day-long excursion promises an immersive and convenient experience, allowing you to delve into Sardinia’s rich history and natural wonders in a single, unforgettable day.