LAND & SEA TOUR - LUGORI - CAGLIARI TOURS

CAGLIARI TOURS
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LAND&SEA TOUR

Along the south-western coastal route, we will track the past trade route of the Phoenicians from the ancient Karalis (Cagliari) to Nora, Bithia till Sulci (Sant’Antioco). Long the traditional path of the cult of Sant’Efisio , which take place every year since 1656, you will discover legends, history and current events. Thousand years after the Phoenicians, this coastal road was protected by hundreds Spanish towers against the Saracens pirates raids. The scents of juniper, cysts and helichrysum increase the value of the breathtaking panoramas. Among paradisiacal beaches and polychrome bays, such as Chia and Tuerredda, you will enjoy the views of deep coastal inlets which have always been natural harbors and rich fish farms.
From Teulada we head north and then to east till the deep inland of the Sulcis. You will discover wheat fields, the vineyards of Carignano grapes and its historic Cellar of Santadi. Before lunch you will enjoy a visit inside the caves Is Zuddas .
After lunch, long a nineteenth-century railway, built for the carriage of minerals , we will enter to a forest. Surrounded by the intense scents of many aromatic plants, we will visit an authentic "pinnettas” (Sardinian shepherd’s huts) with its traditional tools.
On the way back, you will see the ruins of a castle which stands on top of a small volcano. This castle belonged to the Count Ugolino, which Dante Alighieri included in the Divine Comedy.
Approaching to Cagliari, we will cross the lagoon of Santa Gilla (Site of Community Interest), where the contrast of colors, the red of the water and the  white of the heaps of the salt, will catch your attention. The lagoon is the natural habitat for hundreds of gorgeous birds but what will leave you delighted, is the presence of thousands of graceful pink flamingos.

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