A walk in the heart of the undergound Cagliari
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Cagliari, the city of the sun, of the dazzling light even in winter times has a double identity: it keeps an underground soul.
Dug in the limestone, the rock which support the city, underground Cagliari is an unusual and exclusive experience: hidden under the layers of the modern town there’s a whole world made of caves, crypts and galleries.
They have been given back to the city after many years of restoration works and have been exciting destinations for locals and tourist ever since. Visitors wander around them all year round, especially on the occasion of “Monumenti Aperti” (Open monuments), a two-days-event when locals visit their city as enthusiastic tourists.
You’ll enjoy discovering:
St. Restituta Crypt, a stunning example of late-Roman and Byzantine architecture, built in memory of the Christian martyr called Restituta. Today, this is one of the most important historic places in Cagliari as it shows traces of the foreigner dominations which came in succession over the centuries leaving a strong imprinting in the Sardinian culture.
St Efisio’s prison: Efisio, warrior and martyr, a saint beloved by locals, was imprisoned before his beheading in Nora in 303 a.C. The crypt, known as Saint Efisio’s prison, is a flashback in the old past of Cagliari and is still well preserved.
The Gallery – The Salesian Institute Shelter is a long gallery used during the II World War as a shelter to the school students from the bombings. Today the gallery almost looks a mystic place with it red-bricked arcades, enlightened by soft candle lights.
Choose the guided visit to the underground Cagliari if you can’t wait to experience a flashback in time and if you want to discover and unusual side of the city.