Cagliari

The Latin writer Solinus tells in his De Mundi Mirabilus that the city was founded by Caralis Aristaeus , son of the god Apollo and the nymph Cyrene , who arrived in Sardinia from Boeotia :
" Nihil ergo attinet dicere ( ut) Sardus Hercule Norax Mercury procreated alter cum in Libya , alter ab usque Tartesso Hispaniae in hosce fines permeavissent at Sardo terrae , in Norace Norae oppidum datum Nomen , mox Aristaeum His reign proximum in urbe Caralis , quam condiderat ipse coniunoto populo utriusque sanguinis , seiuges ADSE gentes usque ad unum morem would combine , imperium exinsolentia nihil aspernatas »
( Caii Julii Solini , De Mundi Mirabilus , capitula IV)
"No matter how then tell Sardo , born of Hercules, Norace by Mercury, one from Africa and one from Tartessos in Spain, arrived up to this island, and it is called the Sardinian region , and Norace the city of Nora , and that Aristeus later , during the time he ruled , a district close to them, that is, in the city of Caralis that he himself had founded , having fused the blood of both people had unified way of life of people until he received no union , and that their pride refused any authority »
( Caius Julius Solinus, De Mundi Mirabilus , Chapter IV )
 

South-East coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barumini

It is a small village in central Sardinia situated right on the border of the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro, known for the presence of the most important archaeological site on the island : the ancient Barumini Nuraghe .
The property is located about 60 km from Cagliari , and is enclosed in the plateau of the Giara and the hill of Las Plassas .
The whole complex , which now looks like a massive castle , across different stages of evolution .
The oldest part is the central area with the tower that reached a height of 20 meters ( in 1470 BC ) , around which were then built four towers in the direction of the cardinal points , and thereafter all around the castle was built a defensive wall and a real village including dwellings , places of worship and assembly, which made him become a real military and religious center .
Abandoned and deserted for a long time , the village was repopulated during the domination Phoenician , Punic and Roman times but there is also some evidence in medieval times.
The complex was brought to light by Prof. own Lilliu who in 1950 discovered what eventually was recognized several years later ( in 1997 ) as a world heritage protected by UNESCO .
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Villasimius

From Cagliari and along the provincial road along the east coast , the visitor arrives after about 50 minutes to travel to a small village of just 3,000 inhabitants, but every year is a favorite destination for tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world.
We're talking about Villasimius, famous tourist resort in the south-eastern Sardinia in summer gets to count up to 60,000 people in a single month .
The reason for this success is to be found in its beautiful coast.
But Villasimius is not just beaches and sea in this part of Sardinia are many nightclubs, pizzerias, restaurants and nightclubs that make this center one of the most coveted by even the most young people attracted by the nightlife.
Once in the country and along the main road onto which numerous shops , hotels and residences, you will come to a fork in the road continuing on the right will lead us to great Campulongu beach overlooking the Gulf of Capo Carbonara, which are frequently fine show if the cormorants.
Along the road to Capo Carbonara, you will arrive at the marina in the country , recently refurbished to meet the needs of those who , lovers of pleasure boating , chose the boat as a means to reach this paradise , a regular destination ever greater number of boaters .
Those who , at the junction of the main road of the village, have chosen to continue to the left, come to the beautiful beach of Simius, whose main characteristic is the high temperature of the water (due to the shape of the area that protects the ocean currents ) , which will allow its swimmers a long stay in the waters between reefs rich in marine plants and animals .
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S. Antioco 

The island of Sant 'Antioco , located in the south- west coast of Sardinia , is connected to the motherland by an artificial isthmus and is the largest among the smaller Sardinian islands . Its territory includes the two towns , and S. Antioco Calasetta and other smaller towns, mostly seaside . Sant 'Antioco , located at the foot of Castle Hill , is the main center of the island. The country has the characteristic appearance of the fishing villages with its low houses and red roofs , narrow streets but with a complex urban structure .
S. Antioco has an ancient past . The town was inhabited as early as the third millennium BC but its history began in the eighth century . B.C. at the time when the Phoenicians founded the city of Sulky, which was later Latinized into sulci , today's Sant 'Antioco . Since then and alternation , over the centuries, different cultures have settled . The traces of the past can be found everywhere. There are interesting examples , including two standing stones dating back to prenuragic , some Domus de Janas (ie the " fairy houses " ) , the Tombs of the Giants, a great Tophet Phoenician- Punic (a kind of sacrificial cemetery ) and a ' ancient Punic Necropolis , just to name a few. Also important is the Basilica of St. Antioco built in 1102 on a Christian church where the relics and the statue of the saint from which it takes the name of the country. Very impressive Roman bridge with two arches at the entrance of the small town . Apart from the rich archaeological heritage , the center has beautiful long beaches alternate with rocky coves . The sea is crystal clear , is full of life, fish and breathtaking seabeds . The economy of Sant 'Antioco is quite varied , in fact, including the harbor and fishing activities, the chemical industry , crafts and wine production , profitable tourism industry . The country offers visitors a splendid sea , the warm Sardinian hospitality and especially local specialties that will delight even the most discerning palate . In short, just a holiday not to be missed .
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Chia

Chia is a small seaside village in the township of Domus de Maria in the province of Cagliari. It can be reached from Cagliari in forty minutes drive along the highway 195 to Teulada and turning left at the junction of Chia.
The coasts are bathed by a clear blue sea with colors ranging from deep blue to emerald green , grow with an alternation of high and rocky headlands with low and sandy coasts .
Immediately meet the islet " of Cardulinu ", famous for the excavations have brought to light the ancient Phoenician city of Tophet Bithia .
The island is best known by the name of " isula manna ." This island is joined to the mainland by a characteristic strip of sand . The resort is accessible only on foot along the stretch of road of the scenic Chia - Santa Margherita . This way you take in the parcelling S'Isca entering the car , behind the bar Mongittu .
Continuing along the coast we arrive at the port of Chia, characterized by its round shape and its deep waters immediately .
The promontory of the tower divides the harbor from the beautiful beach of Chia. From the tower of Spanish origin, you can enjoy a breathtaking view.
The beach of Chia "knows colony " consists of a very large white sandy shore , about a mile upstream Cogoni .
In the central part on the back dell'arenile you can visit some of the tombs belonging to the ancient Bithia .
Farther west lies the pool of Chia . Here during the spring, at dawn , between the rushes and reeds you can see the pink flamingos in the company of herons , coots and cormorants.
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