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Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

1. Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

Clamber over rocks and walk the rocky coast of the Chia area on a unique coasteering adventure in Sardinia. Experience the coastline from a different perspective and get the chance to dive from high points into the refreshing Mediterranean Sea.   Start at Pinus Village Beach, where qualified instructors will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Walk through the Mediterranean scrub until you get to the best points to build a cableway and dive into the crystal clear waters of Chia. Benefit from an itinerary that is 100% safe for beginners.

Nora Tour from Cagliari

2. Nora Tour from Cagliari

After meeting your driver, start the tour from the central Piazza Matteotti in Cagliari. Continue along the Lagoon of Santa Gilla and pass by the salt flats. Admire and photograph the elegant pink flamingos, which have made Sardinia their home. Arrive on the small peninsula of Pula where the archaeological site of Nora is located. Walk along the wonderful beach and admire the little church of Saint Efisio the glorious martyr which dates back to the 11th century. After than, enter the marvelous ruins of Nora and learn about its history as an ancient Nuragic, Phoenician, Punic and finally Roman city. Visit the Spanish Tower of Coltellazzo which rises from the end of the headland and learn about the Spanish conquest and their military organization. Finish the tour in Cagliari. 

Cagliari: Cooking Class

3. Cagliari: Cooking Class

Step into our home and experience the heart and soul of our family's life. We invite you to join us for a culinary adventure where you'll learn to prepare and cook fresh pasta and traditional Sardinian desserts. Our Campidano house radiates timeless beauty and authentic hospitality, offering a glimpse into the simplicity and authenticity of Sardinian culture. With our guidance, you'll master the art of making culurgiones, malloreddus, and seadas – three of our most beloved dishes. This exclusive and private cooking class is designed to ensure you receive our undivided attention and assistance. We'll start at 10 in the morning, and by 1 or 1:30, we'll sit at the table for lunch. You'll taste the fruits of our labor and many other delicacies of Sardinian cuisine while sipping on fine wine and sharing in our rich traditions. Join our family for a day of unforgettable memories and authentic experiences. We're excited to welcome you with open arms! In case of intolerance or special requests, you must contact the number in the booking voucher at least one day in advance.

From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

4. From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

The tour will start by your location, meeting your personal driving guide; After few minutes we'll cross the bridge on the highway SS 195 "Sulcitana" starting to see the beautiful pink flamingos in the middle of the pondo of Santa Gilla! In 30 minutes arrive in Pula and then parking in front of the beautiful beach of Nora, once upon a time, necropolis of the phoeinician city. In few minutes the tour will start, crossing the gates of the amazing archaeologycal site of Nora, surrounded by ruins of temples, baths, theater and mosaics. At the end of the tour, small stop in Pula to discover the nice square and make some shopping Return to Cagliari

Cagliari: Waterfalls Quad-ATV Adventure from Domus de Maria

5. Cagliari: Waterfalls Quad-ATV Adventure from Domus de Maria

Enjoy the power and excitement of a two-passenger quad-runner in an off-road adventure. Upon arrival at the base camp, you will receive all necessary handling instructions and safety equipment to begin your fantastic journey. Explore a national park, dirt paths, forests, waterfalls, and breathtaking views on your off-road quad. The vehicles are automatic and easy to drive for two people, but if you cannot go, you will be offered a partial refund. The first stretch will allow you to gain confidence, and then off you go. Be delighted with the fantastic views and your helpful guide, who will have bottled water ready for you along the trails. Your knowledgeable local guide will share their expertise, providing historical and exciting anecdotes to help make this a very personal experience. This tour, including the hike to the waterfalls, is about 5 hours, starting from Domus de Maria. If you choose the departure from Cagliari, the tour is about 7 hours.

Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

6. Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

Your tour starts from Chia, as you hop into a Jeep and drive directly to the Is Cannoneris Natural Park. A panoramic approach leads you to discover the reserve. The real green Sardinian space is represented by Is Cannoneris, the biggest European holm–oaks majestic forest, set over 4800 hectares. In this magic setting, encounter deers, eagles, mouflons, wild boars, the most important species inhabiting the Is Cannoneris Reserve. This itinerary includes 9 kilometers of trekking to reach the waterfalls. At the waterfalls it's possible to swim and relax before your return.

Cagliari: Nora Archaeological Site Private Experience

7. Cagliari: Nora Archaeological Site Private Experience

Departing from Chia, your trip to Nora will be about 20 minutes. Nora was the first Phoenician city in Sardinia (8th century BC), an essential commercial crossword and port of excellent location in the isthmus of Capo Pula, from which it was possible to set sail in any weather. Nora, which developed fully in the 4th century BC under Punic rule, was conquered by the Romans in 238 BC and became a municipium in the 1st century AC. During the two following centuries, it lived its maximum splendor: urban growth and eight thousand inhabitants and being caput viae, the starting point of all the islands' roads. In this flourishing city, fascinating remains can be seen at the archaeological park of Pula, a handful of minutes from the tourist center, and findings exhibited at Patroni Museum. Go snorkeling and admire Roman roads and remains at the bottom of the isthmus, at Punta del Coltellazzo, dominated by a 16th-century tower. Roman edifications covered almost all evidence of Phoenician-Punic times. Excavations began in 1889 when a coastal storm revealed a Phoenician-Punic cemetery (Tophet), bringing to light the remains of the Temple of Tanit, a Carthaginian goddess, and the Nora Stone in the Museo Archeologico di Cagliari (National Archaeological Museum). On the stele, the most ancient document of the Western world, the name Shrdn, Sardinia, appears for the first time. The Tophet sits near the Little Romanesque church, the place of martyrdom of the warrior saint remembered every year during Sagra di Sant’Efisio, of whom the Pula population is particularly devout. At the entrance to the park, you will find remains of the thermal baths that made Nora famous. Take the cobbled streets to enter the heart of the ancient city: Piazza del Foro. Nearby is a temple with a six-column entrance hall (pronao), while to the north, you will find the necropolis and the aqueduct. You will come across a nobleman’s house on the coast, the home of the tetrastyle atrium from the 3rd century AC, with a four-column portico and rooms lined with mosaics (do not miss “Nereid on a marine centaur”). Keep walking, and you will see its main attraction, the theater: lined initially with marble, it had twenty terraces and could seat one thousand people. Today it hosts the La Notte dei Poeti festival. To the south, Aesculapius’s sanctuary, with a mosaic-lined terraced from the 4th century: perhaps the set of the incubation rituals to ask the gods for remedies. It is the last most fabulous building: Nora began to decline in the 5th century. You will also visit the nearby town of Pula—a hidden gem in southern Sardinia, with charming alleys and patrician homes. You can browse your perfect souvenir here; there are many craft shops, and if times allow, you can enter one of their traditional restaurants. Throughout this incredible experience, your guide will strive to make your time as personalized as possible.

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Such an interesting morning, so much evidence of many different peoples and activities on this promontory. With Claudia as our excellent guide, we had a colourful and detailed picture of the lives of the peoples who lived here. There are stories in these stones at every corner. The past became very close. Next time we will definitely come back in May for the celebrations of Sant'Efisio. Thanks Claudia for your joy in sharing Sardinia with us and for bringing this wonderful archeological site to life.

A truly memorable experience! A few hours before the tour started I received a WhatsApp message with everything I needed to know. From then I knew I had made the right choice with Genna Tours. Wonderful guides, very comfortable and cool (temperature) car, amazing archaeology site and knowledgeable commentary. I can't wait to return to Sardinia, and I will be sure to do another tour with Barbara and Claudia. Grazie mille.

Highly informative and friendly experience. Both Nora and Pula are “must see” places. Our guide (Franco) was excellent, spoke great English, was polite and happy to stop and allow us to take photo etc. Franco helped navigate us around large groups of visitors to get the best out of the day and even took us to a site in Cagliari we hadn’t seen before as an “extra”. Highly recommend this trip.