Archaeological sites and monuments in Sardinia: Small Group

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  • Audio Guide
  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

Do you want to discover the history of Sardinia in a fun and alternative way with a qualified guide at your disposal? Trust the experience of our guides who will organize the archaeological tour down to the smallest detail. You will have the opportunity to relive 4000 years of Sardinian history, visiting: the Roman Aqueduct, the Roman Cistern, the mysterious Sacred Well, the imposing Castle of Pedres, the evocative Tombs of the Giants, the Basilica of San Simplicio. What are you waiting for? Explore the history of the Island while you relax and have fun!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Ape Romantic Tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Parco Fausto Noce

 The Fausto Noce park is the green lung of the city. With as many as eighteen hectares of greenery, in 2005 it was named the second best green project in Italy.

Pass By: Corso Umberto

The main street of the historic city center

Pass By: Necropoli di San Simplicio

Necropolis located under the Basilica of San Simplicio

Pass By: Museo Archeologico

Archaeological Museum

Stop At: Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio

The basilica of San Simplicio, in Olbia, is the most important and ancient religious monument in north-eastern Sardinia and a testimony of the spread of Christianity on the island. Cathedral until 1839, parish church since 1955, it was given the title of minor basilica in 1993 by Pope John Paul II. It is dedicated to San Simplicio, proto-bishop of the city and martyr under the emperor Diocletian.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Acquedotto Romano

The Olbia aqueduct was built by the Romans between the 1st and 2nd centuries. d. C., to collect water from the springs of Mount Cabu Abas. Next to the aqueduct, a large settling tank was built completely dug out of the stone and provided with six holes for ventilation. On the sides of the cistern there are two other smaller tanks and a well for water inlet and outlet. On the arches you can still see the water transport channels. It is the best preserved archaeological site from the Roman age in Sardinia.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tomba dei Giganti Su Monte 'e S'Abe

Near Olbia and the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, stands a prehistoric monument dating back over 4 thousand years ago, which evokes the head of a bull, a Nuragic divinity

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Castello di Pedres

The Castle stands on a rock of 89 meters and characterizes the whole southern part of the Olbiese basin. Its origin dates back to between 1296 and 1322, in the period of Pisan-Aragonese domination during the rise of the Visconti family.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Pozzo Sacro Sa Testa

One of the most characteristic monuments of the Nuragic civilization in Gallura, in the north-eastern part of Sardinia: a sacred well where the rituals of the water cult took place

Duration: 20 minutes
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