Su Nuraxi di Barumini

Su Nuraxi di Barumini: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cagliari: Su Nuraxi di Barumini UNESCO Site Guided Tour

1. Cagliari: Su Nuraxi di Barumini UNESCO Site Guided Tour

In Barumini, a small village in the countryside of Marmilla, the most famous Sardinian nuraghe called Su Nuraxi, lies on the top of a hill. Thanks to its exceptional state of conservation and the complexity of its structure, it was named the island's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nuraghes have become a symbol of the island culture and a source of pride for Sardinians. On the tour, a local guide will show you Su Nuraxi's five towers (one in the middle and the others around it), the city walls, and the ruins of an ancient village. After the tour of Su Nuraxi, continue to the Casa Zapata Museum, where the ruins of the Su Nuraxi ’e Cresia are enclosed. The nuraghe is located in the heart of the town of Barumini and has been used as a foundation for the construction of a 15th-century Spanish noble house. End your day with a visit to the Domus de Janas, a necropolis from the Neolithic period. Admire the surrounding landscape while soaking in the ancient history of the island. The tour concludes back at the meeting point in Cagliari.

Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini Unesco & Giara Horses 4h Tour

2. Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini Unesco & Giara Horses 4h Tour

Discover the nuraghe of Sardinia on a 4-hour tour of the Su Nuraxi di Barumini, the best example of a unique defence system that represented an exceptional response to political and social conditions, and an innovative use of the materials and techniques available to a prehistoric island. Recognized by UNESCO for its historical significance, the site provides a great introduction to the origins of Sardinian culture. During the tour, you will explore the vast megalithic bulk deep inside many tholos of incomparable beauty. Explore the massive central tower, built from large dressed stones without the use of mortar. Consisting of 3 chambers, one upon the other, they are connected by a spiral staircase. Learn about the construction of this remarkable site, including the massive stone curtain wall that linked 4 subsidiary towers. Time permitting, it will also be possible to enjoy a typical Sardinian lunch in one of the nearby restaurants. Alternatively, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Giara of Gesturi, where the small wild horses of Sardinia run free.

Nuraghe Barumini tour & Giara Natural park with wine tasting

3. Nuraghe Barumini tour & Giara Natural park with wine tasting

A complete tour into prehistory to discover the Nuragic civilization. A tour to discover one of the most important archaeological sites of the entire island, the “Su Nuraxi” nuraghe of Barumini, a Unesco World Heritage Site and of the basaltic plateau of Giara. Impressive in size and construction, “Su Nuraxi” shows us what wonders people so distant in time and apparently primitive were capable of. A real journey through time to discover the Nuragic civilization, which developed between the 18th and 3rd century BC. The Nuragic palace of Barumini, a majestic megalithic construction that we will visit from the inside, is one of the largest and most famous on the island and boasts the distinction of being the first Nuragic evidence to be investigated by a scientific archaeological excavation. Next we move to the Giara di Gesturi park (vulcanic plateau), along an easy and fascinating route, immersed in a unique environment among ponds, cork groves where live the Giara horses, the last wild horses in Europe. Also known as Sa Jara Manna, it takes its name from the Latin word glarea, or gravel, in reference to the stony appearance of the soil. The plateau, dating back 2 million years ago and located between the municipalities of Gesturi, Tuili, Genoni and Setzu, is full of natural pools (paulis) immersed in cork, holm oak and wild olive woods.

Tour Su Nuraxi Barumini from Cagliari

4. Tour Su Nuraxi Barumini from Cagliari

Immerse yourself in the fascinating landscape of Sardinia! On the way north, you can expect a picturesque drive through the fertile plain of Campidano to the idyllic Marmilla Valley. The gentle hills, which the region is named after, will enchant you with their magical atmosphere. In the charming little village of Villamar, treat yourself to a short break with a delicious cappuccino. While enjoying the aromatic coffee, you will be captivated by the traditional wall paintings that tell the moving story and culture of Sardinia in a unique way. But that is only the beginning of your journey through time! In Barumini, a true highlight awaits you: the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi. This famous nuraghe is the jewel of the island and holds many secrets that still puzzle historians and archaeologists today. Immerse yourself in the fascinating past and let yourself be enchanted by the walls of this impressive structure. On the way back to Cagliari, you will be accompanied by majestic centuries-old olive trees. Enjoy the sight of these impressive natural treasures and let the impressions of this unforgettable journey linger.

Lilliu Winery: red wine tasting in the vineyard

5. Lilliu Winery: red wine tasting in the vineyard

THE REDS OF LILLIU Triptych of the reds of the twenty-year-old artisan winery of Marmilla, combined with the best selection of gastronomic products of this fairytale microregion of Sardinia. The tour starts from the micro cellar born twenty years ago in the village of Ussaramanna, a hamlet of 500 souls still wrapped in the rhythm cadenced by the seasons and agricultural cultures. It continues aboard the 1982 Campagnola Fiat, already a historic car, original in all its aspects, with a rear cockpit with benches for a total of 8 passengers plus the driver. The path up to the estates, allows you to observe the landscape and the historic center in extreme serenity. The itinerary includes : ✅ 4 km route between Ussaramanna and Su Mudregu ✅ The winemakers tell their stories ✅ Food and wine tasting of the 3 wines BIATZU, CHIDA and DICIOSU (Bovale, Blend IGT, Cannonau) ✅ RCT Insurance ✅ Purchases directly in the cellar (we accept all cards) Places visited: Sardinia- Subregion of Marmilla- Ussaramanna - Vineyards and cellar of the Lilliu Winery - Panoramic view of Su Monti. Places visited: Sardinia- Subregion of Marmilla- Ussaramanna - Vineyards and cellar of the Lilliu Winery - Panoramic view of Su Monti.

Barumini Tour: "Su Nuraxi" and Casa Zapata, tickets included

6. Barumini Tour: "Su Nuraxi" and Casa Zapata, tickets included

The excursion starts from Cagliari at 9:30 AM and ends around 1:30 PM, with the pick-up included in the price. Our first stop will be Su Nuraxi, the most representative Nuragic complex among the compound nuraghes, those consisting of more than one tower. Due to its uniqueness, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. Just a few minutes from the Su Nuraxi complex, within the town of Barumini, you'll find the "Casa Zapata" site, a marvelous residence built by the noble Aragonese Zapata family starting from the late 16th century. In 1990, restoration work brought to light an imposing Nuragic complex beneath the palace structures.

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Su Nuraxi di Barumini: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cagliari: Su Nuraxi di Barumini UNESCO Site Guided Tour

Cagliari: Su Nuraxi di Barumini UNESCO Site Guided Tour

In Barumini, a small village in the countryside of Marmilla, the most famous Sardinian nuraghe called Su Nuraxi, lies on the top of a hill. Thanks to its exceptional state of conservation and the complexity of its structure, it was named the island's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nuraghes have become a symbol of the island culture and a source of pride for Sardinians. On the tour, a local guide will show you Su Nuraxi's five towers (one in the middle and the others around it), the city walls, and the ruins of an ancient village. After the tour of Su Nuraxi, continue to the Casa Zapata Museum, where the ruins of the Su Nuraxi ’e Cresia are enclosed. The nuraghe is located in the heart of the town of Barumini and has been used as a foundation for the construction of a 15th-century Spanish noble house. End your day with a visit to the Domus de Janas, a necropolis from the Neolithic period. Admire the surrounding landscape while soaking in the ancient history of the island. The tour concludes back at the meeting point in Cagliari.

Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini Unesco & Giara Horses 4h Tour

Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini Unesco & Giara Horses 4h Tour

Discover the nuraghe of Sardinia on a 4-hour tour of the Su Nuraxi di Barumini, the best example of a unique defence system that represented an exceptional response to political and social conditions, and an innovative use of the materials and techniques available to a prehistoric island. Recognized by UNESCO for its historical significance, the site provides a great introduction to the origins of Sardinian culture. During the tour, you will explore the vast megalithic bulk deep inside many tholos of incomparable beauty. Explore the massive central tower, built from large dressed stones without the use of mortar. Consisting of 3 chambers, one upon the other, they are connected by a spiral staircase. Learn about the construction of this remarkable site, including the massive stone curtain wall that linked 4 subsidiary towers. Time permitting, it will also be possible to enjoy a typical Sardinian lunch in one of the nearby restaurants. Alternatively, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Giara of Gesturi, where the small wild horses of Sardinia run free.

Nuraghe Barumini tour & Giara Natural park with wine tasting

Nuraghe Barumini tour & Giara Natural park with wine tasting

A complete tour into prehistory to discover the Nuragic civilization. A tour to discover one of the most important archaeological sites of the entire island, the “Su Nuraxi” nuraghe of Barumini, a Unesco World Heritage Site and of the basaltic plateau of Giara. Impressive in size and construction, “Su Nuraxi” shows us what wonders people so distant in time and apparently primitive were capable of. A real journey through time to discover the Nuragic civilization, which developed between the 18th and 3rd century BC. The Nuragic palace of Barumini, a majestic megalithic construction that we will visit from the inside, is one of the largest and most famous on the island and boasts the distinction of being the first Nuragic evidence to be investigated by a scientific archaeological excavation. Next we move to the Giara di Gesturi park (vulcanic plateau), along an easy and fascinating route, immersed in a unique environment among ponds, cork groves where live the Giara horses, the last wild horses in Europe. Also known as Sa Jara Manna, it takes its name from the Latin word glarea, or gravel, in reference to the stony appearance of the soil. The plateau, dating back 2 million years ago and located between the municipalities of Gesturi, Tuili, Genoni and Setzu, is full of natural pools (paulis) immersed in cork, holm oak and wild olive woods.

Tour Su Nuraxi Barumini from Cagliari

Tour Su Nuraxi Barumini from Cagliari

Immerse yourself in the fascinating landscape of Sardinia! On the way north, you can expect a picturesque drive through the fertile plain of Campidano to the idyllic Marmilla Valley. The gentle hills, which the region is named after, will enchant you with their magical atmosphere. In the charming little village of Villamar, treat yourself to a short break with a delicious cappuccino. While enjoying the aromatic coffee, you will be captivated by the traditional wall paintings that tell the moving story and culture of Sardinia in a unique way. But that is only the beginning of your journey through time! In Barumini, a true highlight awaits you: the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi. This famous nuraghe is the jewel of the island and holds many secrets that still puzzle historians and archaeologists today. Immerse yourself in the fascinating past and let yourself be enchanted by the walls of this impressive structure. On the way back to Cagliari, you will be accompanied by majestic centuries-old olive trees. Enjoy the sight of these impressive natural treasures and let the impressions of this unforgettable journey linger.

Lilliu Winery: red wine tasting in the vineyard

Lilliu Winery: red wine tasting in the vineyard

THE REDS OF LILLIU Triptych of the reds of the twenty-year-old artisan winery of Marmilla, combined with the best selection of gastronomic products of this fairytale microregion of Sardinia. The tour starts from the micro cellar born twenty years ago in the village of Ussaramanna, a hamlet of 500 souls still wrapped in the rhythm cadenced by the seasons and agricultural cultures. It continues aboard the 1982 Campagnola Fiat, already a historic car, original in all its aspects, with a rear cockpit with benches for a total of 8 passengers plus the driver. The path up to the estates, allows you to observe the landscape and the historic center in extreme serenity. The itinerary includes : ✅ 4 km route between Ussaramanna and Su Mudregu ✅ The winemakers tell their stories ✅ Food and wine tasting of the 3 wines BIATZU, CHIDA and DICIOSU (Bovale, Blend IGT, Cannonau) ✅ RCT Insurance ✅ Purchases directly in the cellar (we accept all cards) Places visited: Sardinia- Subregion of Marmilla- Ussaramanna - Vineyards and cellar of the Lilliu Winery - Panoramic view of Su Monti. Places visited: Sardinia- Subregion of Marmilla- Ussaramanna - Vineyards and cellar of the Lilliu Winery - Panoramic view of Su Monti.

Barumini Tour: "Su Nuraxi" and Casa Zapata, tickets included

Barumini Tour: "Su Nuraxi" and Casa Zapata, tickets included

The excursion starts from Cagliari at 9:30 AM and ends around 1:30 PM, with the pick-up included in the price. Our first stop will be Su Nuraxi, the most representative Nuragic complex among the compound nuraghes, those consisting of more than one tower. Due to its uniqueness, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. Just a few minutes from the Su Nuraxi complex, within the town of Barumini, you'll find the "Casa Zapata" site, a marvelous residence built by the noble Aragonese Zapata family starting from the late 16th century. In 1990, restoration work brought to light an imposing Nuragic complex beneath the palace structures.

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4.9
(9 reviews)

It was a great tour with Fabio! After having seen the Su Nuraxi complex, we went to Giara Natural Park full of typical Sardinian horses. It was quite an adventure! My special thank you goes to our guide Fabio who got us familiar with Sardinian culture. In an interesting, yet educative manner guided us through Giara Park. The cherry on the top was tasting the typical Sardinian wine. My recommendations!

Excellent day trip. Our guide was very friendly and talkative, and she spoke great English. She was very knowledgeable about the Nuraghi and was an excellent guid. I really enjoyed the tour and I could see that the others in my group did as well.

Francesca was amazing and super informative. She packed in so much information and made it very engaging for us. We had a great group of people on the tour too who were fun to meet and talk to. Super day out, I recommend highly!!

Driver was very knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting history of Sardinia. He was also able to answer all of our questions.

Very well organized excursion Our guide, Francesco, was very pleasant and cultured. The car ride is pleasant, Recommended.