Day trip

Cagliari: Archaeological Site of Montessu Guided Visit

Cagliari: Archaeological Site of Montessu Guided Visit

From US$ 518.73 per group up to 5

The Montessu necropolis, located in a natural trachyte amphitheatre, is the most imposing and extensive necropolis of domus de janas (rock-hewn chamber tombs) in southern Sardinia. Discover this site with a guide.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • See all the most important sights of the necropolis
  • Experience the Sardinian countryside
  • Meet the Sardinian Heritage
Full description

You will go through the wonderful panoramic Chia-Teulada road (departing from Chia), already travelled by the ancient Romans and Carthaginian population, passing through little towns like Teulada, Santadi e Villaperuccio. The transfer to the archaeological site takes around 80 minutes. You will visit this prehistorical ancient necropolis of about 2 kilometers of extension. The site is made up of two areas: the first one includes the ancient graves called "Domus de Janas" (fairies houses), while the second one is called "Su Congianu".   There are more than 40 tombs, of various shapes and sizes. Two of the domus are especially important as they contain Neolithic religious symbols. One has a bull symbol sculpted on the entrance wall, as well as other symbols including the eyes and breasts of the Goddess Mother and a false door representing the passage to the other world. The other tomb has horns of various shapes, referring to the cult of the bull-god, sculpted into the ceiling and on the step leading to the entrance of the domus. The pottery found during excavations bears witness to the long use of the necropolis, in the Final Neolithic and the Recent Aeneolithic up to the Early Bronze Age. 

Includes
  • Pick-up/drop-off to the hotel (only for Chia area)
  • Tickets and water
  • Italian guide
  • English guide
  • French guide
  • Portuguese guide
  • Insurance
  • Skip the line
  • Pick-up/drop-off to the hotel (out side from Chia area)
  • Russian guide
  • German guide
  • Chinese guide
  • Dutch guide
  • Spanish guide
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to availability, please be aware that for groups of more than 8 participants, the vehicles used on the tour may be different from those in the description
  • Tickets and insurance are included
  • Meals and gratuities are not included
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