Best of Cagliari
Of the four historic neighbourhoods in Cagliari, the Castle District is the oldest. Located one hundred meters above the sea level, the neighbourhood was founded in the thirteenth century and became established headquarters for military, religion and civil. From then up until World War II the Castle District was the premise of the main institution for the Kingdom of Sardinia. The symbol of the city is the medieval quarter of Castello. The castle still has walls that surround the perimeter to this day.
Nora Archaeological Parkt
Nora is through to be the first town built on Sardinia. The site was more than likely home to the Carthaginians before becoming a Roman town. The Nora Archaeological Park offers plenty of history for enthusiasts. There is one section where there is outline of a house where the pillars have been resurrected giving you an feel for the size. The site also offers spectacular views. There is a mounted watch tower mounted on a small hill which gives a view back across the bay.
Also known as the Tower Of The Elephant, this is the second highest tower in Cagliari. It is also one of the most important symbols within the historical District of Castello. The Tower Of The Elephant is situated in the area of Bastion of Santa Croce near some of the more popular places based within the quarter. Tourists who walk around the monument are said to be marveled at the sculputure and cannot help but look up. The sculpture is not based on top of the tower, it is located to the side of the tower.
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