Guided Tour to the Island of Sant’Antioco - 1 Day

Sant’Antioco is the fourth largest island in Italy and is a small universe of History, Nature, Geology. Not everyone knows that Sulcis is after the ancient name of the city of Sant’Antioco, Sulkì, which now indicates the whole area of ​​South West Sardinia. It is, in fact, on this island, united for centuries by an isthmus to the Sardinian land, that one of the first cities in Italy originated.
Rich in history, with the most consistent prehistoric and Nuragic settlements in Southern Sardinia, Sant’Antioco is a small continent to be visited to understand better the whole Sardinia.

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

Guided Tour to the Island of Sant’Antioco

Sant’Antioco Guided Tour is way to visit the island in the less crowded places and find the beauty of its nature and history just in one day.
The trip starts in the South of the island in a panoramic nuragic site not far from the coast, goes toward the rocky volcanic western cost and ends in the village of Sant’Antioco, in the archeological area with phoenician and punic remains visible from the road. If it’s possible, we would visit the original living museum of “Bisso”, the gold of sea.

Highliths

  • Nuragic village of Grutti ‘e Acqua
  • Tomb of the Giants of Su Niu and Su Crobu
  • Arch of Kisses
  • “Living museum" of Bisso by Chiara Vigo/Ethnographic museum
  • Phoenician-Punic archaeological area
  • Hypogean village
  • Church of Sant’Antioco/Christian catacombs

Itinerary

Day 1
Itinerary

The first stop on the island of Sant’Antioco is the suggestive nuragic village of Grutti ‘e Acqua in the less populated area of ​​the island, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the southern coast. Here we visit a very important nuragic settlement still very little excavated, consisting of a set of huts, a central nuraghe, a water basin, a sacred well immersed in an almost mystical atmosphere, with stone paths shaded by dwarf palms, myrtle plants, mastic trees .

We continue with a walk towards the Tomb of the Giants of Su Niu and Su Crobu, one of the few giants’ tombs in Sardinia overlooking the sea. From here we move towards the western rocky coast of the island to visit the “Arch of Kisses”, a suggestive volcanic rock formation that frames the sea.

In the afternoon, if possible, we visit the “living museum” of Bisso by Chiara Vigo, a master in the ancient art of weaving gold from the sea, that is to say a special kind of fluff of giant mussels.

As an alternative to the Museum of Bisso, we could visit the Ethnographic museum, where there are creations of byssus, as well as the typical tools of Sardinian peasant life. We will have an easy walk in the historic center of the city of Sant’Antioco to admire the Phoenician-Punic archaeological area, open-air excavations visible from the road, we will visit the suggestive hypogean village with the ancient Punic tombs carved into the rock and transformed into cave dwellings until the 1970s. Also worth visiting is the Church of Sant’Antioco and possibly the Christian catacombs in its subsoil, always the result of the readjustment of ancient Punic tombs.

What's Included

Cost includes:

  • English-speaking professional tourist guide
  • Complete and customizable itinerary
  • External visit to the main attractions

Cost Excludes:

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Museum and Catacomb tickets
  • Transport (to be agreed)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (to be agreed)

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Guided Tour to the Island of Sant’Antioco

Trip Facts

  • 60€
  • 45€
  • 400€
  • 7-10 persons
  • Easy
  • english, italian
  • culture & nature