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Sardinia is an Italian island celebrated for its sandy white beaches, mountainous interior, and inviting blue waters.
The port city of Cagliari, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is Sardinia’s vibrant and colourful capital. Its rich past can be seen in the medieval hilltop Castello and in architectural jewels such as Bastione San Remy. Inland, archaeological wonders including the extraordinary Nuraghe are waiting to be discovered.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• The Nuraghe in Barumini
• The Archaeological Site of Nora
• Sailing to the 'Sella del Diavolo' and Poetto Beach
Thousands of prehistoric stone structures known as Nuraghe characterise the landscape of Sardinia. Discover these mysterious bronze age beauties on an MSC Cruises excursion, some which date back to 18th century B.C. This captivating tour takes you to the town of Barumini and its mesmerising Nuragic labyrinth. Crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll explore its fascinating exteriors before venturing inside a three-storey edifice. Return to Cagliari for a tour of the sights including Parco di Monte Urpin. The park boasts panoramic views of the beautiful harbour, the Gulf of Angels, and the golden-hued walls of the ancient Castello.
On a peninsula south of Cagliari, lies the archaeological site of Nora. This MSC Cruises excursion offers a fascinating glimpse into Roman and pre-Roman history. A former Phoenician colony and port dating back to 8th century B.C., Nora is known today as the ‘sunken city’. Here, you’ll explore thermal baths, beautiful mosaics, ruined temples, and the remains of theatres.
Sail away from the port of Cagliari and enjoy views of the towering cliffs and the Grotta dei Colombi, the 'Cave of Doves'. Then, journey to the cove of Cala Fighera, a Sardinian beach known for its rocky hillsides, turquoise Mediterranean Sea, and unspoiled shores. Take a dip in crystal-clear waters or sun yourself on the sand. Afterwards, admire the long white expanse of Poetto beach and visit Marina Piccola’s harbour for a refreshing drink.