South Sardinia tour guide
South Sardinia

The South of Sardinia is a paradise still little known and little visited, compared to the more famous coastal resorts in the north and east of the island. It is characterized by rarely visited places, intense aromas and the stunning Mediterranean Maquis shrubland composed of arbutus, mastic, juniper and broom coming down from the mountains located just a few kilometres from the crystal clear sea, to the beautiful beaches and coves.

The Nuragic Complex of Barumini

About three thousand five hundred years ago on the hill of ancient Barumini a nuraghe and a small village of huts were built. The nuraghi are outstanding monuments halfway between defensive and civil buildings, which have survived to the present day as witness to an ancient culture connected to the megalithic civilization of the Mediterranean basin. The architectural structures consist of two-storey towers in the shape of a truncated cone, made with stones of considerable size, dry-set in concentric circles, overlapping and narrowing towards the top.

The Roman ruins of Nora

The ancient city of Nora is located on a promontory, the Cape of Pula, separated from the mainland by an isthmus stretching over two tips: O Sa Punta 'e Su Coloru and E Punta del Coltellazzo, opposite to the namesake island. The area is dominated by the Spanish tower of Coltellazzo in a place of great beauty. Evidence of the Phoenician-Punic city was partly covered or destroyed during the construction of the city in Roman times. The structures visible today are, in fact, largely dating back to the Roman period of the site.

The mines of Sulcis-Iglesias

The existence of the mines on the island was often uncertain, but they brought glory and prosperity, representing the greatest economic strength of Sardinia. The great industrial and mining activities ended around the 1970s when mines and various development projects were abandoned because the market had changed dramatically and the production of lead, zinc and coal declined visibly, until they exhausted completely at the end of the last century.

Villasimius

The town of Villasimius is located in the south east of Sardinia and was founded in 1812 near the ancient village of Carbonara, which gave it its name before it was later changed into Villasimius. The town is nestled in an enchanting coastal area, with splendid beaches located along the road that leads from Cagliari to Sarrabus.

Chia

Chia is a seaside resort which lies along the southwestern coast of Sardinia. Unlike many beach resorts of the Mediterranean characterized by historical centers with tourist recreational activities, at Chia the sea is the most common and fascinating attraction which, with its wild atmosphere and captivating fragrances, captures the soul of first time visitors.

Sa Festa di Casa Atzeni

Sa festa di Casa Atzeni is a unique way to learn about Sardinia and appreciate its colours, aromas and flavours. In the beautiful setting of the historic Campidanese house in the countryside, characterized by the intense green of arbutus and myrtles that decorate the indoor garden and patio, guests sit at oak tables behind large oak barrels, amid garlands of sausages, and taste the culinary delights prepared by chefs who combine traditional techniques with their own creativity making dishes of exceptional refinement for an unforgettable menu.