It has been said that Sardinia is one of the greatest open-air museums - one that is more than three thousand years old and still preserves the memories of the nuragic civilisation. The nuragic people were sheep-herders and farmers. They were warlike, lived in organized tribes and often were in conflict with one another. Architecturally, the nuragic structures maintained a basic shape which, little by little, was transformed into more and more complex forms: Santu Antine( Terralba), Losa (Abbasanta) and Su Nuraxi (Barumini) nuragies are the most significant examples of the military ingeniousness of the nuragic people.
The most important and fascinating evidence of this civilization is known to us thanks in part to the more than 500 bronze figures dating from 900 to 600 A.D., many of which are exhibited at Cagliari's archeological museum. Touring through the island you can visit Sardinia's 7000 nuraghes, 2500 domus de janas, 350 gigantic tombs, and hundreds of dolmens and menhirs. Sardinia also offers ruins of Carthaginian and Roman cities, extraordinary romanesque cathedrals, beautiful baroque churches, a wealth of monuments (ancient walls, towers, castles, bastions, palaces, coastal fortresses) and arts from various eras. There are even petrified forests.