Archaeological Trip to Barumini

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Archaeological Trip to Barumini

Archaeological Trip to Barumini, an unmissable opportunity to discover the most authentic Sardinia and the true soul of the island in complete safety.
Archaeological Trip to Barumini

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Archaeological Trip to Barumini

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Traveling is something individual that each traveler builds as they prefer.

Why choose an Archaeological Trip to Barumini?

  • Nothing stirs the emotions quite like visiting a structure built 3500 years ago;
  • The nuraghe is a unique monument in the world and one which you can find only in Sardinia (there are similar but smaller buildings in the Balearics and Corsica).
  • You cannot leave Sardinia without visiting a nuraghe.
  • The nuraghe and the village of Barumini represent one of the few nuragic sites entirely excavated and well preserved.
  • It is the only Unesco heritage site in Sardinia.
  • You will discover how people lived in the Bronze Age, not only in Barumini but throughout Sardinia.
  • You will jump back over 3500 years.
  • You will forget about the busy life and discover the silence of the Sardinian countryside.
  • All our excursions are guaranteed by our highly specialized staff, mindful of your safety, and we will be with you from the very first moment; to make your experience truly unique.
  • We offer guided tour services in English and in Spanish.
  • You will be joined, not by a simple local guide but by an archaeologist specialized in Sardinia’s prehistory.
  • You will broaden your cultural background.

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When is it best to visit the ruins of Barumini?

Barumini can be visited in any season.

Inside the nuraghe, protected by huge stone walls several metres thick, you can enjoy a mild temperature, both in the hottest hours of summer and in the coldest days of winter.

From the top of the nuraghe you can enjoy an excellent view of the Marmilla hills; whose colours explode in a thousand shades, according to the different seasons.

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Which kind of clothing is recommended for your visit?

Clothing should be chosen primarily in relation to the season.

As a rule, you can follow the good old principle of dressing in layers and wearing comfortable footwear.

Are there any special bans for visitors?

Due to the restricted spaces within the site, unfortunately pets are not allowed inside the Nuragic palace of Barumini.

Is the archaeological site of Barumini accessible to the disabled?

Unfortunately it is not accessible to disabled people because at the entrance the space is limited and cannot be changed, being an ancient, protected structure.

Upon request, however, it is possible to include a visit to the nearby Giovanni Lilliu Cultural Centre, which houses extemporaneous exhibitions created using multimedia communication systems.

Archaeological Trip to Barumini

Are there tourist and restaurant services?

In the archaeological site there is a coffee area with a book shop, and a store where you can buy local crafts and typical products. Nearby there are restaurants that serve typical food.

Is there a minimum number of participants for the tour?

There is no minimum number of participants. The maximum number is 8 people. For more than 8 people it is necessary to rent a minibus with driver, to guarantee the transfer.

What payment methods do you accept for archaeological trips to Barumini?

Bank transfer, cash, paypal.

Archaeological Trip to Barumini

What can you add to the visit to Barumini?

To make your private tour to the Nuraghe of Barumini even more exciting, a walk to the nearby Giara di Gesturi park can be combined, where you can observe the latest wild horses in Europe or, alternatively, a visit to another archaeological site of your choice, e.g. prehistoric necropolis, domus de janas, giants’ tomb or medieval castle or, if you prefer, one of our “experiences”.


Details of private tour

Details of Barumini private tour: 4 hours
Difficulty: easy
Additional services: Transfer

Stages Guided tour:

  • Su Nuraxi Barumini

where we are

In the centre of the Marmilla region, in the valley of the Mannu river, at the foot of the Giara, there is a special atmosphere: ever since prehistoric times, Barumini was the main centre of a very rich territory, with a population of approximately one thousand 300 inhabitants today.

Duration of the guided tour: 4 hours Difficulty: easy Additional services: Transfer

Stages Guided tour:
  • Su Nuraxi Barumini


Make the visit to a more experimental historical site combining it with one of our “Experiences” where you will be the protagonist: this will make the day even more complete and exciting.


Archaeological Trip to Barumini

 you will discover

viaggi archeologici al nuraghe di barumini giara di tuili
what nuraghi are

During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi (for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world) developed on the island of Sardinia.

The complex consists of circular defensive towers in the form of truncated cones built of dressed stone, with corbel-vaulted internal chambers.

The complex at Barumini, which was extended and reinforced in the first half of the 1st millennium under Carthaginian pressure, is the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture.

Here the most striking feature is the way the huge basalt blocks forming the central tower fit together.

The tower is conical, with a floor of polished pebbles, and covered by a Mycenaean-style dome.

It dates from the 16th century BC – according to the fossilised olive branches found inside.

Who built them

The Nuragic civilization began in the Bronze Age (1800 BC), as the evolution of pre-existing cultures present on the island of Sardinia since Neolithic times.

The Nuragic civilization is autochthonous, namely an indigenous civilization formed in Sardinia by populations rooted on the island for thousands of years.

In ancient times the Bronze Age was the age of heroes, capable of doing great actions for good or evil, powerful kings, brave and cunning warriors, ingenious builders.

The atmosphere of those bygone times is still powerfully evoked by the Iliad and the Odyssey, poems written a few centuries later but deriving from oral tales which circulated in Greece during the Bronze Age.

Most likely, Bronze Age Sardinia had experienced a non-urban, monarchic, yet rural and tribal, society, though still organized and lively, capable of transforming the territory, exploiting resources and making contact with the surrounding world.

What the nuraghi were for

Most archaeologists believe that these fortresses were originally built as territorial markers between clans.

The nuraghi were certainly used for dwelling purposes and household activities, as evidenced by numerous findings attesting to the preservation, preparation and consumption of food, spinning, etc.

They could well have been fortified places, in that they were “made strong” and equipped to protect persons and property, and above all might have been visible signs of the tribal community’s power and wealth and of territorial ownership and control, in such a widespread and articulated manner as to be properly defined strategic.

How we know this

In Barumini and other nuraghi were found silos where food was stored. Inside the nuraghe Arrubiu in Orroli, however, there was a real center for bread making.

Those who travel with me are an active part and make their own contribution to each experience, with their own character and personality

Laura Sedda tourist guide

Archaeologist specialized in prehistory of Sardinia

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