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The route suggests a walk among monuments and archaeological ruines from different ages, still visible in Cagliari.
Cagliari Archeologica

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  • A

    Atilia Pomptilla Sepulchre

    Viale Sant'Avendrace
    Cagliari

    Atilia Pomptilla sepulchre, dating 1st Century A.C. is known as Grotta della Vipera, because of the decoration in the frontal part of the sepulchre, representing two vipers.

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  • B

    Tigellio Villa

    Via Carbonazzi
    Cagliari

    One of the most important archaelogical site of Sardinia, the aristocratic Tigellio Villa bear witness to Roman expansion into the western part of the city.

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  • C

    Botanical Garden

    Viale S. Ignazio da Laconi, 9-11
    Dipartimento Scienze Botaniche Univ.di Cagliari
    Cagliari

    The botanical garden, directed by the University of Cagliari and streched for 5 hectares. Currently the garden contains some 2000 species, predominantly of Mediterranean origin but with a good collection of succulents and tropical plants as well.

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  • D

    Garden of the Capuchins

    Vico I Merello
    Cagliari

    The Garden of the Capuchins was founded in 1595, on a hill on the western side of the Roman Amphitheatre. The monastery had a vast land used as a garden for the cultivation of medicinal plants, in which there were also some ancient Roman cisterns.

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  • E

    Roman Amphitheatre

    Viale Sant'Ignazio da Laconi
    Ingr. fronte Centro Solidarietà G. Paolo II
    Cagliari

    The Roman Amphitheatre of Cagliari, dates from the end of the first and the first half of the second century a.D., is placed along the southern hillside of Buoncammino.

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  • F

    Museum of the Treasure of Sant'Eulalia

    Vico del Collegio, 2
    adiacenze Chiesa di Santa Eulalia
    Cagliari

    The museum complex features art and documents (16th - 19th century) from the churches of St. Eulalia, St. Sepolcro, St. Lucia. The underground archaeological area displays a street, a pit and a cistern, dating back to the Roman age.

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  • G

    Basilica of San Saturnino

    Piazza San Cosimo
    Cagliari

    Paleochristian complex dating back to the 5th century, which includes the Byzantine-Protoromanesque church (also called Church of SS. Cosma e Damiano) and the Christian necropolis, in which many Byzantine and Roman Age remains were found.

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  • H

    Galleria dello Sperone

    via Università, 1
    Cagliari

    The Galleria dello Sperone is located near the Lion Gate in the Castle. Though it used to serve as a prison, it was mainly a defensive structure with underground passages and an embrasure.

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  • I

    Air-Raid Refuge Don Bosco

    Via San Giovanni Bosco
    Cagliari

    The gallery refuge extends for about 180 meters along a parallel and equidistant axis from Viale Merello to Viale Fra Ignazio.

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  • J

    Cavity of Via Vittorio Veneto

    Via Vittorio Veneto, 40
    Cagliari

    The cavity, rose presumably in Roman times for the extraction of limestone, was used during World War II, as a refuge from the bombing. After the war, the cavity gave temporary asylum to those refugees.

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  • K

    Castle of San Michele

    Via Sirai, via Cinquini, s.n.c.
    Castello di San Michele
    Cagliari

    The Castle of San Michele is located on one of the highest hills of Cagliari. The main plant, probably of a single tower, is from the Byzantine Period or first “Giudicale” Period (10th century AD) and it had the defensive function of Santa Igia.

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  • L

    The Fullonica

    tra Via XX Settembre e viale Regina Margherita
    Area sottostante il Palazzo dell'INPS
    Cagliari

    It is an important archaeological site connected with handmade establishment. Later, they have been discovered some ruins of the old walls of difficult to identify and to date. The decoration of the recovered mosaic and the inscriptions would agree

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  • M

    La Scala di Ferro (Ex Bastione di Monserrato)

    Viale Regina Margherita, 46
    Via Torino
    Cagliari

    The Monserrato Rampart was built in 1562, in order to protect the eastern side of Marina district.

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  • N

    Well of San Pancrazio

    Piazza Indipendenza
    Cagliari

    The well of "San Pancrazio" was dug in 1235 in Castello district, in the middle of the current Piazza Indipendenza, to ensure water supply to the fortress, as evidenced by an inscription now lost.

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  • O

    Devil's Saddle

    Accesso dalla località Cala Mosca
    Viale Calamosca
    Cagliari

    The Devil’s Saddle is one of the most significant features of Cagliari. Thanks to its particular geo-morphological shape it is a symbol of the city skyline, especially of the Poetto beach.

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