A day in the wildness to explore beautiful heritage sites and the spectacular Giara Park, a place full of charm and mystery. The fame of the area, inhabited by rare animals, is mainly due to its wild and untouched beauty. A visit to the Giara plateau is un-missable, not only for its beautiful in-habitants such as the wild little horses and many protected species, but also for the splendour of its natural configuration.
Nature & Art in South Sardinia, Cagliari
From your accommodation in Cagliari we go through the Marmilla, the historical region of Sardinia full of heritage treasures, from the castle of Las Plassas to the traditional Wall Graffiti of Villamar. We will then arrive in Tuili for a short visit of the church of San Pietro, the guardian of the precious altarpiece by the Master of Castelsardo, an anonymous artist who worked in Sardinia between the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century.
From Tuilli we enter the Giara Park plunging in a world full of scents and colours. A vast basalt and limestone plateau surrounded by steep walls and sprayed from temporary ponds. The area is frequented by the only Italian and European wild horses herd, better known as “the Giara little wild horses” whose origin is shrouded in mystery, a detail that adds charm to these small, strong and peaceful animals.
You will admire the unique Mediterranean shrubs as cistus, mastic tree, myrtle and beautiful grasslands with ferrules, euphorbia and daffodils and blooms of cyclamen, violets, saffron, anemones, daisies in the spring.
Finally there is no lack of important Nuragic archaeological sites or the traditional shepherds huts which were in use until a generation ago..
Terms and conditions
Available: All year
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English, Italian, French
Meeting point: your accommodation in Cagliari
Includes: transport by mini-bus, fully qualified guide, entrances
Notes: the tour departs with a minimum number of 2 people. Lunch is not included, please take a snack & water with you. Child rate applies to young visitors up to 12 years old.