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TRIPS AROUND CAGLIARI

POETTO
Just a few minutes from the centre, Poetto is a beautiful white beach with crystal-clear blue water, stretching for about ten kilometres towards the eastern panoramic highway. It is characterized by the "Devilís Saddle" (La  Sella del Diavolo), at the foot of which is the lovely little tourist harbour of "Marina Piccola", a lively spot throughout the summer.

MOLENTARGIUS:
2 km. The marsh of Molentargius is a wilderness preserve among the most important in Europe due to the great number of flamingos which have been building their nests there since 1993.
SA DOM'E FARRA:
4 km. A typical country residence includes a museum with everyday objects and Sardinian handicrafts.
MONTE ARCOSU:
19 km. An uncontaminated oasis situated in the Uta region in which a great number of protected species live, among which is the Sardinian deer.
NORA:
29 km. This is the most important Punic-Roman city of Sardinia.  Notable examples of remarkably well-preserved  mosaics, thermal baths, an amphitheatre (with cultural events in summertime) and ruins of temples and dwellings can be seen.
SANLURI:
45 km. A "must see" tourist destination is the Eleonora Dí Arborea Castle (XIV century). It is the only castle of this island still undamaged and has recently been turned into a museum.
VILLANOVAFORRU:
56 km. The Nuragic village of "Genna Maria" and the archaeological museum are well worth a visit since the recent restoration.
BARUMINI:
61 km. This is the most extensive and important Nuragic village ever discovered. Called "Su Nuraxi", it dates from 1500 b.c. and is the most significant evidence of megalithic civilisation in Sardinia.
GIARA DI GESTURI:
65km. This is a natural park on a high plateau  just a few kilometres from Barumini where the small wild horses live. They are unique in Europe.
DOMUSNOVAS:
43 km. This is an ancient mining centre in the "Iglesinte" region, where the cave of St. Giovanni is located. This Cave, 850 metres long, is the only one in Europe in which a car can be driven.
SANTADI:
59 km. A small distance from the town centre, youíll find the Caves of "Is Zuddas", an incredible natural sight of rare beauty.

FLUMINIMAGGIORE:
79 km. The Punic-Roman Temple of Antas, stands in an interesting archaeological and naturalistic area. In the immediate vicinity you can also visit the famous "Su Mannu" cave. With a guide it is open to visitors.

INGURTOSU:
82 km. Here one finds a group of important mines. Not far away are the sand dunes of Piscinas, the most extensive in Italy.
VILLASIMIUS:
48 km. This old fishing village reachable by an unforgettable panoramic drive, is now a famous tourist resort with charming beaches and enchanting rocks.

CARLOFORTE:
78 km. This small town was founded by Ligurian coral fishermen in 1737. Nowadays its inhabitants still preserve Genoese customs and habits.

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