Archeo-Tour Nuraghe Seruci and Monte Sirai - 1 Day

The Archeo-tour to Seruci and Sirai is a way to go deeper in the ancient history of South Western Sardinia,  focused on the old populations that lived in Sardinia 3 thousands of years ago in locations that almost didn’t change in the meanwhile.

The first stop of the Archeo-tour is Nuraghe Seruci, one of the largest and most important nuragic complexes in Sardinia, dating back to 3500 years ago (16th century BC). The majesty of the central nuraghe is striking, with a diameter of 60 meters and a current height of 14 meters.

The day continues with a stop in the beautiful beach of Porto Paglia and goes on with the visit of the Phoenician-Punic archaeological area of Monte Sirai, a village that represents an extraordinary example of the ancient phoenician-punic settlements (VIII b. C.).

The GuideTiziana Dedola, tourist guide and local expert.
The transfer: by private car or minibus (extra cost not included).

Overview

The first stop of the Archeo-tour is Nuraghe Seruci, one of the largest and most important nuragic complexes in Sardinia. The landscape is breathtaking, on a hill from which you can see the sea of ​​the Iglesiente coast and the rolling hills of the Gonnesa area, shaped by the strong mistral wind.
Our guided tour will tell all the peculiarities of this wonderful archaeological complex, taking the cue to talk more generally about the extraordinary Nuragic people, their uses and their uniqueness.

After the visit to Seruci, we will make a refreshment stop at the beautiful beach of Porto Paglia, a few kilometers from the nuragic complex. Here of great interest are the ruins of the ancient tonnara and the sandstone rocks in the background of the beautiful beach.

The day continues towards the Phoenician-Punic archaeological area of ​​Monte Sirai. Here we will visit the temple dedicated to the Goddess Astarte, built on the still visible remains of an ancient nuraghe and the rest of the acropolis. The village represents an extraordinary example of the ancient Phoenician-Punic settlements.

Highlights:

  • Nuraghe Seruci and the village
  • Porto Paglia Beach
  • Tonnara of Porto Paglia
  • Sandstone of mining coast
  • Phoenician-Punic archaeological area of ​​Monte Sirai
  • Funerary areas as punic graves and tophet

Itinerary

Day 1
From nuragic to punic across 3 thousands years of history

Nuraghe Seruci is one of the largest and most important nuragic complexes in Sardinia, dating back to 3500 years ago (16th century BC). The majesty of the central nuraghe is striking, with a diameter of 60 meters and a current height of 14 meters, surrounded by 5 towers. The landscape is breathtaking, on a hill from which you can see the sea of ​​the Iglesiente coast and the rolling hills of the Gonnesa area, shaped by the strong mistral wind.
In addition to the central nuraghe, the archaeological area of ​​Seruci is characterized by a hundred housing huts, among which the meeting hut, in which there are the stone seats along the walls, the hut for sacred rites and the hut intended for the “thermal baths”. T
Our guided tour will tell all the peculiarities of this wonderful archaeological complex, taking the cue to talk more generally about the extraordinary Nuragic people, their uses and their uniqueness.

After the visit to Seruci, we will make a refreshment stop at the beautiful beach of Porto Paglia, a few kilometers from the nuragic complex. Here of great interest are the ruins of the ancient tonnara that helps us to talk about the ancient art of tuna fishing and the sandstone rocks in the background of the beautiful beach, an example of the extraordinary kind of special rock of the area. From Porto Paglia beach we can enjoy a unique view on the the multicolored rocks of the Iglesiente coast.

The day continues towards the Phoenician-Punic archaeological area of ​​Monte Sirai. Here we will visit the temple dedicated to the Goddess Astarte, built on the still visible remains of an ancient nuraghe and the rest of the acropolis.
The village represents an extraordinary example of the ancient Phoenician-Punic settlements, with the organization of a real city, with internal roads, areas dedicated to the sacred, to trade, to handicraft production, as an ancient forge for weapons and utensils and remains of ovens for baking bread.
Here of great interest are the funerary areas, such as the ancient Phoenician necropolis with the pit tombs where the bodies of the dead were incinerated, the Punic tombs, real rooms dug into the limestone, and the area of ​​the tophet, the cemetery of the children, where the little bodies were kept in terracotta containers.
Monte Sirai is also located in a context of great beauty, with a 360 degree view of the Sulcitana coast and the nearby young city of Carbonia, allowing a journey through time that will surely delight the eye.

What's Included

Cost Icludes:

  • English-speaking professional tourist guide

Cost excludes:

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Nuraghe Sirai and Monte Sirai tickets
  • Transport (to be agreed)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (to be agreed)

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Archeo-Tour Nuraghe Seruci and Monte Sirai

Trip Facts

  • 60€
  • 45€
  • 400€
  • 7-10 persons
  • Easy
  • archeology and nature
  • english, italian