Barumini Su Nuraxi and Wine Tasting

Explore the ancient history of Sardinia with a visit to Su Nuraxi followed by a tasting at Cantina Olianas. An experience that will lead you to discover the secrets of the island, from the mysterious nuraghi to the delicious local wines. A journey through time and the flavors of Sardinia, not to be missed.

  • Half day with pick up and drop off in Cagliari
  • Discover one of the largest nuragic complexes of Sardinia Su Nuraxi of Barumini with a local guide
  • Olianas estate with its 30 hectares of vineyards, where the protagonists are the indigenous Sardinian grape varieties.
Included
  • Bus transfer from and to Cagliari port
  • Degustation of 2 wines and Sardinian apertitif
  • Soft drinks for children instead of wine
Not included
  • Ticket of Barumini Su Nuraxi complex (15€ adults, 13€ for teens aged 13-17, 10€ children 7-12 years old, children 0-6 years old free)
  • Lunch or other drinks
  • Tips and anything else not mentioned in Included.
Duration4 Hours
Bring along

Comfortable walking shoes.

 

Participants2-50
CategoriesLeisure Activities
LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Venue

Cagliari port
6476+CG Cagliari, CA, Italia
Yes, paid

Offered by

Welcome to Sardinia DMC
09021 - Cagliari
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Further information

Departure at 9:30 from the maritime port of Cagliari. Dive into the ancient history and flavors of Sardinia with our adventure from Cagliari to Barumini. A journey that will take you through the centuries, from the mystery of the majestic ruins of Su Nuraxi to the harmony of the vineyards at Cantina Olianas. Begin your journey into the past with a guided tour of approximately 1.30 hours at Su Nuraxi, available in both Italian and English, to uncover the secrets of this extraordinary testament to the ancient Nuragic civilization.
Discovered and brought to light in the Fifties, during excavations conducted by the great archaeologist Giovanni Lilliu, the area consists of an impressive complex nuraghe, built in different phases as from the 15th century BC and an extended village of huts developed all around it during the following centuries. A wonderful place that now since 1997 has been enrolled in Unesco World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness.The Nuragic civilization developed in Sardinia during a period of about 1000 years (1500-500 BC) giving rise to a very complex social structure, characterized by communities divided into different social classes to which families or clans belonged.

So far, across the island more than 7000 nuraghes (single towers and complex nuraghes) were surveyed and in the territory of Barumini about thirty of them appear. Su Nuraxi is the most representative of complex nuraghes, i.e. consisting of more than one tower. Their building in Sardinia is primarily done between the Middle Bronze and the Recent Bronze Age with a strictly military function; even if they are older of about 3000 years, in fact, they were very similar to medieval castles and were used to defend the surrounding lands. Subsequently they were adapted and reused up to the Iron Age and sometimes they were also used by people who took the place of Nuragic ones.

Then at 12:00 indulge in the authentic flavors of Sardinia with a stop at Cantina Olianas, where you can taste two of the finest local wines and savor a typical Sardinian aperitif.
On the Olianas estate BioIntegrale practices start with a vital choice: growing only autochthonous vines, those special Sardinian varieties that are part of the local tradition and reflect the region’s characteristics and local culture. This variety grows in sandy-clay soil, and accounts for approximately 66% of our red grapes. We then have vermentino, another local grape passionately grown by Sardinians for hundreds of years, which covers over 75% of our white grape vineyards. To the our land and nurture the vines we rely on sound, time-honored, traditional practices, such as organic manuring and green manure. We hand-harvest our grapes, make them into wine without using foreign yeasts, and age the grape nectar in amphorae, to bring out the heart and soul of the vine and soil.

Conclude the day with a return to Cagliari, carrying with you memories of an unforgettable journey through Sardinian culture, history, and gastronomy.

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